Here’s a place for your kids (up to age 8) to play in a safe and educational yet inspiring environment. They can enjoy water play, musical instruments, an outdoor habitat, a grocery store, an animal hospital, a car care room and other fun areas.
Save money at five of Chicago’s most popular destinations! Chicago CityPASS is a booklet of admission tickets to 5 must-see tourist attractions in Chicago. You’ll save 53% compared to regular box office prices. You’ll also save time with easy access at most attractions, no waiting in lines! Once you have your CityPASS booklet, skip the line and head straight for the entrance. Visit the attractions in any order you choose. Booklets are good for nine consecutive days. Purchase at any Chicago attraction or at http://www.citypass.com/chicago. Passes good for Shedd Aquarium, Skydeck at Willis Tower, The Field Museum, your choice of either Museum of Science & Industry or 360 Chicago, and your choice of wither the Adler Planetarium or Art Institute.
Chicago’s premier Hop On Hop Off ® city sightseeing tours with 13 stops in our classic red & green Trolleys and fun-filled Double Decker buses. They also offer private group transportation for special events such as weddings, parties, and corporate outings.
Michigan Avenue Bridge
Art Institute / Millennium Park
Hilton Chicago / Grant Park
Field Museum / Shedd Aquarium
Maggie Daley Park / Millennium Park
Sheraton Grand Hotel
The Magnificent Mile
360 Chicago at John Hancock Center
Hard Rock / River North
Naper Settlement is a 12 acre family friendly outdoor living history museum based on a 19th-century village of homes, shops and public buildings. It includes exhibits collections of historical facts and furnishings with costumed villagers working, playing, and tell the story of daily life in Naperville from 1831 to 1900 as it changed from a frontier outpost to a bustling turn-of-the-century community.
The grounds also include events and festivals throughout the year including art festivals, the Civil War reenactment, wine and beer festivals, and in November and December, the Christkindlmarket.
Exhibits in this $45 million, 65,000 sq. ft. space include artifacts from Simon Wiesenthal, an original volume of the Nuremberg trial transcripts, a German railcar, art from concentration camps and a collection of letters, postcards and other documents.
The Mitchell Museum offers thousands of individual objects dedicated to the native cultures of the Woodlands, Plains, Southwest, Northwest Coast and Arctic regions of North America.
This is a private, non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1898 to preserve and share Evanston history. EHS collects, preserves and tells the story of Evanston’s past through the Charles Gates Dawes House, interactive and engaging museum exhibits, research room and collections, educational programs and book publishing.
Unique museum of time and glass collections. Over 1,100 time pieces on display ranging from pocket watches to tall case clocks. The stained glass collection includes over 30 historic and valuable windows from around the world.
The Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art is committed to providing excellence in the visual arts for the communities of Northwestern University and the greater Chicago area. The permanent collection contains strong holdings of 20th-century sculpture and 16th- to 21st-century works on paper displayed in the Print, Drawing, and Photography Study Center
Believed to be one of the oldest remaining homesteads in DuPage County, this five-acre site was first established in 1838. Set in a forest preserve with prairie, wetland and woodland elements, it’s a good place to enjoy nature and history.
Explore the wonders of the universe and the latest discoveries in astronomy, space exploration, and earth science at the Cernan Earth and Space Center, a unique space-age facility that combines education and entertainment for people of all ages.
The home and studio of America’s most renowned architect is open daily for guided interior tours. As Wright’s personal design laboratory for the first twenty years of his career as well as the place where he raised his family, this National Historic Landmark features some of the most spectacular spaces in American architecture.
The first twenty years of Ernest Hemingway’s life are the subject of the Museum’s exhibitions and videos. Permanent exhibitions highlight four main themes: Hemingway’s family life, the important role the outdoors played in his development, his education in the Oak Park public schools, and his pivotal experiences in World War I.
Your front row ticket to the golden age of Hollywood since 1969, the Theatre Historical Society of America runs two separate museums here in the York Theatre: the American Movie Palace Museum features the country’s greatest theaters in photographs, blueprints and artifacts.
The Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art presents the beauty of stone in the form of art objects, mineral specimens, gems and gem materials. People of all ages can be inspired by this unique blending of art and science, the result of over fifty years of collecting by the Joseph F. Lizzadro, Sr. family.
The Great Lakes Naval Museum shows the history of the Navy in the Great Lakes area. Photography and memorabilia are on display.
This Lincoln Park museum features many activities, including animal feedings, science workshops and butterfly releases, and features a permanent butterfly exhibit with 75 different species from around the world. Come for the fun! Thursdays are “suggested donation” days. Check the daily schedule for walks, family programs and more every single day.
The Oak Park Conservatory displays greenery from around the world. In the Tropic House, tropical plants such as papaya, coffee, cacao, and bananas abound. Visitors can also find begonias, orchids and carnivorous plants in the Fern House and cacti, aloes and jade plants in the arid climate of the Desert House.