September 15, 2000

All Chicago museums participating in the observance of Museum Week September 18 - 24 can be reached by CTA service.

Man of the museums are located in the downtown area near Michigan Avenue, and are served by several bus and 'L' lines. Museums that are some distance from the Loop can also be easily reached by CTA buses or 'L' trains.

For visitors to the Museum of Science and Industry, CTA is extending weekday service on its #10 Museum of Science and Industry bus route through Monday, October 9, in conjunction with the museum's extension of its popular Titanic Exhibit.

Fully accessible #10 Museum of Science and Industry buses serve the Museum Campus in Grant Park as well as the Museum of Science and Industry on weekends year-round. Weekday service generally operates from Memorial Day through Labor Day, and from Thanksgiving through New Year's Day.

#10 buses make stops southbound on Michigan from Delaware to Wacker, go west to State, and stop on State from Lake to Van Buren. After entering Grant Park at Balbo, the buses stop for the Museum Campus at Roosevelt before running express on Lake Shore Drive to the museum at 57th.

The Museum Campus is also served by CTA's #146 Marine/Michigan Express buses, which make the same stops as #10 buses southbound between Delaware and Roosevelt, and by #12 Roosevelt buses on Roosevelt, where connections can be made from Red, Green and Orange Line 'L' trains.

Direct service to the Notebaert Nature Museum on Cannon at Fullerton in Lincoln Park is provided by #77 Belmont buses, which connect with the Red and Brown Lines at Sheffield, and by #151 Sheridan buses on Stockton Drive.

The Chicago Historical Society, on Clark at North Avenue, is served by #11 Lincoln, #22 Clark, #36 Broadway, #72 North, #73 Armitage and #151 Sheridan buses.

Ethnic museums in the communities can be reached by CTA, as follows:

Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, 6500 S. Pulaski, #53A South Pulaski bus.

DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl., #4 Cottage Grove and #55 Garfield buses.

Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, 1852 W. 19th St., #18 16th/18th and #50 Damen buses.

Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark, #22 Clark, #50 Damen and #92 Foster buses.

Ukrainian National Museum, 721 N. Oakley, #49 Western and #66 Chicago buses.

Loop Tour Trains, co-sponsored by the CTA, the Chicago Architecture Foundation and the Chicago Office of Tourism, will continue providing tours around the Loop 'L' on Saturday afternoons until September 30.Tickets are free, but must be picked up in advance from the Chicago Office of Tourism on the first floor of the Chicago Cultural Center at 77 E. Randolph.

For the names and addresses of museums participating in Museum Week, call the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs at (312) 744-2400.

For information about CTA service, call 836-7000 (all local area codes).

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