Museums in the Midwest

Wondering which museums are located in the Midwest? See below!

This is a sample of museums located in the Midwest region. To see a list of active members of our network, join AMM or log into your member account at to access our searchable member directory.


Abraham Lincoln Pres Library & Museum

Anthropology Museum at NIU

Arlington Heights Historical Museum

Art Institute of Chicago

Batavia Depot Museum

Bishop Hill Heritage Association

Blackberry Farm Pioneer Village

Blackwell History of Education Museum (Northern Illinois University)

Burpee Museum of Natural History

Butterworth Center & Deere-Wiman House

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

Cedarhurst Center for the Arts

Chicago Academy of Sciences — Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Chicago Cultural Alliance

Chicago History Museum

Chicago Maritime Society

Children’s Discovery Museum

DePaul University Museum

Des Plaines Historical Society

Discovery Center Museum

DuPage Children’s Museum

DuPage County Historical Museum

DuSable Museum

Elgin Area Historical Society

Elgin Public Museum

Ellwood House Museum

Elmhurst Historical Museum

Erlander Swedish Home Museum

Evanston History Center

First Division Museum of Cantigny

Freeport Art Museum

Glen Ellyn Historical Society

Glessner House Museum

Hellenic Museum and Cultural Center

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center

Illinois State Historical Society

Illinois State Museum

International Walldog Mural & Sign Art

Jack Olson Gallery

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

John G. Shedd Aquarium

Joliet Area Historical Museum

Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum Benedictine University

Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden

Lake County Discovery Museum

Lincoln Home National Historic Site

Lincoln Park Zoological Gardens

Lombard Historical Society

Loyola University Museum of Art

Loyola University of Chicago Cuneo Mansion and Gardens

Macon County Historical Society

Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art

McHenry County College

McHenry County Historical Society

McLean County Museum of History

Mendota Museum & Historical Society

Midwest Open Air Museums Coordinating Council

Morton Grove Park District

Museum of Contemporary Art — Chicago

Museum of the Grand Prairie

Museum of Science & Industry

Museums at Lisle Station Park

Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park

National Great Rivers Museum

Northern Illinois University Art Museum

National Indo-American Museum

Norwood Park Historical Society

Oriental Institute Museum

Ottawa Scouting Museum

Peoria Historical Society

Peoria Riverfront Museum

Poplar Grove Vintage Wings & Wheels Museum

Raupp Museum

Richard H. Driehaus Museum

Robert R. McCormick Museum

Rockford Art Museum

Ronald Reagan Museum at Eureka College

Schingoethe Center, Aurora University

SIUE University Museum

Springfield Art Museum

St. Charles Heritage Center

Streamwood Park District

Swedish American Museum

Tarble Arts Center

The Field Museum of Natural History

The Geneva History Center

The Science Center of Southern Illinois

Ukrainian National Museum

University Museum at Southern Illinois University — Carbondale

West Chicago City Museum

Wilmette Historical Museum

Windmill Cultural Center


Art Museum of Greater Lafayette

Auburn-Cord Dusenberg Museum

Ball State University Museum of Art

Brauer Museum of Art

Charley Creek Foundation

Conner Prairie Living History Museum

Creative Company

David Owsley Museum of Art, Ball State University

Depauw University

Eiteljorg Museum

Evansville Museum of Art, History and Science

Fort Wayne Museum of Art

General Lew Wallace Study & Museum

Hall of Fame Museum Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Historic Madison, Inc.

Indiana Historical Society

Indiana Medical History Museum

Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

Johnson County Museum of History

Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library

Mathers Museum of World Cultures

Minnetrista Cultural Center

Morris-Butler House Museum

National Model Aviation Museum

North Manchester Center for History

President Benjamin Harrison Home

Richmond Art Museum

South Bend Museum of Art

Studebaker National Museum

Switzerland County Historical Society

Swope Art Museum

The Anderson Center for Fine Arts

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

The History Museum

The Monroe County Historical Society Inc

Wylie House Museum, Indiana University


African American Historical Museum & Cultural Center of Iowa

Cedar Rapids Museum of Art

Charles H. MacNider Art Museum

Dubuque Arboretum Association

Dubuque Museum of Art

Family Museum of Arts & Science

Grinnell College Museum of Art

Figge Art Museum

German American Heritage Center

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library

Linn County Historical Society

Museum of Danish America

National Czech and Slovak Museum and Library

National Motorcycle Museum

Palmer Museum of Chiropractic History

Pella Historical Society

Putnam Museum and Science Center

Salisbury House & Gardens

Sanford Museum and Planetarium

Science Center of Iowa

The Higgins Museum

University of Iowa Museum of Art

University of IA Pentacrest Museums

University of Northern Iowa Museums

Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum

Waterloo Museum of Art


Alden B. Dow Home and Studio

Alfred P. Sloan Jr. Museum

Allegan County Old Jail Museum and Historical Society

American Museum of Magic

Arab American National Museum

Bay County Historical Society

Berrien County Historical Association

Broad Art Museum MI State University

Calvin College Center Art Gallery

Cranbrook Institute of Science

Dennos Museum Center—Northwestern Michigan College

Detroit Institute of Art

Detroit Zoological Society

DeVos Art Museum—Northern Michigan University

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House

Ella Sharp Museum

Flint Institute of Arts

Gerald R. Ford Library and Museum

Grand Rapids Art Museum

Grand Rapids Children Museum

Holland Museum

Holocaust Memorial Center

Kelsey Museum

Krasl Art Center

Lakeshore Museum Center

Mackinac State Historic Parks

Mason Co Historical Society

Michigan Women’s Historical Center & Hall of Fame

North Berrien Historical Society

Organization for Bat Conservation

Plymouth Historical Museum

Public Museum of West Michigan

Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Society

The Henry Ford

The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

The Kalamazoo Valley Museum

The Museum at Southwestern Michigan College

Tri-Cities Museum

Turtle Museum of Ann Arbor

University of Michigan Museum of Art


American Swedish Institute

The Bakken

Carleton College

Dakota County Historical Society

Dorothy Molter Museum

Excelsior Springs Historical Museum & Archives

Flaten Art Museum St. Olaf College

Gammelgarden Museum

Goldstein Museum of Design at the University of Minnesota

Goodhue County Historical Society

Hennepin History Museum

Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County

Koochiching County Historical Society

McLeod County Historical Society

Midwest Art Conservation Center

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Minnesota Children’s Museum

Minnesota Discovery Center

Minnesota Historical Society

National Frontier Trails Museum

Richfield Historical Society

Rochester Art Center

Science Museum of Minnesota

Stearns History Museum

Textile Center

The Ramsey County Historical Society

The Works

Tweed Museum of Art — University of Minnesota, Duluth

Walker Art Center

Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota

Wells Fargo History Museum

Winona County Historical Society


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Air & Military Museum of Ozarks

Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art

Andrew County Museum and Historical Society

Bootheel Youth Museum

Campbell House Museum

Clay County Historic Sites

Contemporary Art Museum St Louis

Delta Dental Health Theater

First Missouri State Capitol SHS

Holocaust Museum & Learning Center

International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum

Kansas City Museum/Union Station Kansas City, Inc.

Laumeier Sculpture Park

Laura Ingalls Wilder Home Association

Margaret Harwell Art Museum

Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum

May Gallery — Webster University

Missouri History Museum

National Churchill Museum

National World War 1 Museum

Ralph Foster Museum

Saint Louis Art Museum

Saint Louis Science Center

SEMO State University Museum

Spiva Center for the Arts

Springfield Art Museum

St. Louis Zoo

The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog

The Division of State Parks and Recreation

Field House Museum

The Magic House — St. Louis Children’s Museum

The Museum of Osteopathic Medicine

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

The Toy & Miniature Museum of Kansas City

University of Central Missouri Archives and Museum


Canton Museum of Art

Cincinnati Museum Center

Cincinnati Public Library, Acquisitions

Cleveland Clinic Art Program, Arts & Medicine Inst

Cleveland Museum of Art

Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Codington County Heritage Museum

Columbus Museum of Art

DAAP Galleries University of Cincinnati

Decorative Arts Center

Denison Museum

Great Lakes Science Center

Kennedy Museum of Art

Maritime Museum of Sandusky

Massillon Museum

McKinley Memorial Library

Miami University Art Museum

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

National Veterans Memorial and Museum

Oberlin Heritage Center

Ohio Historical Society

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

Ross Art Museum

Springfield Museum of Art

The Canton Museum of Art

Toledo Museum of Art

Western Reserve Fire Museum

Western Reserve Historical Society

Wilmington College Quaker Heritage Center

Zanesville Art Center


Aldo Leopold Nature Center

Arvid E. Miller Library/Museum

Bergstrom-Mahler Museum

Cable Natural History Museum

Captain Frederick Pabst Mansion

Chazen Museum of Art

Charles Allis/Villa Terrace Art Museum

Children’s Museum of Fond Du Lac Inc

Chippewa Valley Museum

City of Platteville — Museum Department tabid/1859/Default.aspx

Deke Slayton Memorial Space and Bicycle Museum

Door County Maritime Museum & Lighthouse Preservation Society

Dunn County Historical Society

Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum

Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection

Jewish Museum Milwaukee

John Michael Kohler Arts Center

Kenosha County Historical Society/Kenosha History

Kenosha Public Museum

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum

Logan Museum of Anthropology

Madeline Island Museum

Madison Children’s Museum

Marathon County Historical Society

Military Veterans Museum & Education Center

Miller Art Museum

Milwaukee Art Museum

Milwaukee Public Museum

Mitchell Gallery of Flight

Museum of Wisconsin Art

Neville Public Museum

Oneida Nation Museum

Oshkosh Public Museum

Outagamie County Historical Society

Port Washington Historical Society

Racine Heritage Museum

Racine Art Museum

Rahr-West Art Museum

Rock County Historical Society

Sheboygan County Historical Society & Museum

The Charles Allis and Villa Terrace Art Museums

UW Geology Museum

Washington County Historical Society

Waukesha County Museum

Wisconsin Automotive Museum

Wisconsin Historical Museum

Wisconsin Maritime Museum

Wisconsin Veterans Museum

Wright Museum of Art — Beloit College