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Adler, Art Institute, Shedd to Close NATO Weekend

The trio of museums will close May 19 through May 21

Wednesday, May 9, 2012  |  Updated 3:27 PM CDT
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The Adler Planetarium, Art Institute of Chicago and Shedd Aquarium won't stay open along with the Field Museum on NATO weekend, museum reps said Wednesday.

The trio of museums will close May 19 and May 21 in addition to the Sunday, May 20, closure scheduled for "security restrictions." The museums will remain open during regular hours leading up to the summit and after it's gone.

The Field Museum announced this week it would remain open those two days with reps saying they're confident they can serve the public as usual while the NATO Summit is in town.

In a statement, officials for the Adler, Art Institute and Shedd said they support and welcome the summit and said "the additional operational adjustments were made with the consideration of each organization's close proximity to McCormick Place and other designated event areas."

The Field Museum will stay open during its usual 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. hours on Saturday, May 19, and Monday, May 21. It will close Sunday for a NATO event that evening.

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