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Location & Hours

Location & Hours

CityPASS Admission

Highlights

CityPASS Entry

Offers/Upgrades

Advice for Visitors

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Location & Hours

Shedd Aquarium

Museum Campus Chicago
1200 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605

Winter: Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm; Sat-Sun & Holidays, 9am-6pm
Summer (Memorial Day-Labor Day): Open daily, 9am-6pm
Closed Christmas Day
Please call ahead to verify hours.

(312) 939-2438
sheddaquarium.org

Skydeck Chicago

233 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606

Enter Skydeck on Jackson Boulevard

Summer (Apr-Sep): Open daily, 9am-10pm
Winter (Oct-Mar): Open daily, 10am-8pm
Last admission 30 min. before closing

(312) 875-9696
(312) 875-9447
theskydeck.com

The Field Museum

Museum Campus Chicago
1400 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605

Open daily, 9am-5pm
Last admission at 4pm
Closed Christmas Day

(312) 922-9410
fieldmuseum.org

Museum of Science and Industry

57th Street and Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637

Just minutes from downtown Chicago.
GPS address: 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL 60637

Open daily, 9:30am-4pm
Extended hours during spring break, summer and holidays. Call or visit website to verify hours.
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

(773) 684-1414
(800) 468-6674 (GO-TO-MSI)
msichicago.org

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John Hancock Center
875 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Open daily, 9am-11pm
Seasonal hours may apply; please check website for current information. Last entry is 30 minutes before close.

(312) 654-2892
360chicago.com

Adler Planetarium

Museum Campus Chicago
1300 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605

Open daily, 9:30am-4pm
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
Hours change frequently. Check website for details.

(312) 922-STAR (7827)
adlerplanetarium.org

Art Institute of Chicago

111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603

Mon-Wed & Fri-Sun, 10:30am-5pm
Thu, 10:30am-8pm
Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day
For up-to-date information about extended hours, please visit artic.edu.

(312) 443-3600
artic.edu

CityPASS Admission

Shedd Aquarium

CityPASS includes priority entry to Waters of the World galleries, Amazon Rising, Wild Reef, Abbott Oceanarium, Polar Play Zone, Amphibians special exhibit and Stingray Touch (May to October), plus your choice of a 4-D Experience.

Skydeck Chicago

CityPASS includes Fast Pass admission to the Skydeck’s 360-degree views and The Ledge glass floor balconies.

The Field Museum

CityPASS admission gives you VIP Entry and an All-Access Pass, including admission to all permanent and ticketed exhibitions, plus your choice of one digital 3D film. Movie selection subject to availability.

Museum of Science and Industry

CityPASS admission gives you VIP entry into the museum, including Science Storms, U-505 exhibit, YOU! The Experience, a Motion Simulator Ride, and a choice of one special experience included in Explorer 1 pass (Omnimax, U-505 on-board tour, Wow tour, or Coal Mine).

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CityPASS includes Fast Pass admission to Chicago’s best views.

Adler Planetarium

CityPASS includes unlimited VIP access to your choice of all available shows, all exhibitions and the Atwood Sphere Experience.

Art Institute of Chicago

CityPASS includes Fast Pass admission to permanent collection, Fast Pass admission to non-ticketed special exhibitions, and audio tour.

Highlights

Shedd Aquarium

  • Travel the world in 80 habitats and see some of the world’s most fascinating animals in Waters of the World.
  • Learn about the yearly flood cycle of the mighty Amazon and see piranhas, tarantulas, stingrays, monkeys and an anaconda in Amazon Rising.
  • Splash into a coral reef in the Philippines and get a diver’s-eye view of a diverse marine metropolis in the award-winning Wild Reef, home to more sharks, stingrays and live coral than any other exhibit at Shedd.
  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant coastal ecosystem of the Pacific Northwest and encounter beluga whales, Pacific white-sided dolphins, sea lions and sea otters in the Abbot Oceanarium.
  • Watch your kids as they try out life as a sleek sliding penguin or a deep-sea submarine explorer in Polar Play Zone.

Skydeck Chicago

  • Admire breathtaking views of up to 50 miles, including Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin.
  • Look straight down to the streets of Chicago far below from The Ledge, glass floor balconies only 1.5 inches thick.
  • High-speed elevators zip you to the top at 1600 feet (488 meters) per minute.
  • Explore Chicago with interactive touch-screen activities and exhibits, and learn how Willis Tower went from dream to world icon in the 9-minute movie Reaching for the Sky.

The Field Museum

  • See more than 26 million artifacts, including Sue, the world’s largest, most complete T. rex.
  • Go on an awe-inspiring journey through 4 billion years of life on Earth in Evolving Planet.
  • Explore life on a tropical Pacific island in Traveling the Pacific.
  • See how The Field Museum is leading the way in conservation of the wilderness and protection of the Earth’s biodiversity in Abbot Hall of Conservation Restoring Earth, and learn what you can do to get involved.
  • Watch nature and science come to life before your eyes in an exciting 3D film experience.

Museum of Science and Industry

  • Spend time in Science Storms with a 40-foot tornado, 20-foot Tesla Coil, and 30-foot avalanche disc
  • Walk through a real United 727, climb aboard the engine of the Empire State Express, the first machine to break the 100 mph, and gaze in awe at historic aircraft flying above you in the Transportation Gallery.
  • Sea Earth’s atmosphere, the flow of ocean currents, changing cloud cover and the geophysical forces that shape our planet in near real-time in Earth Revealed.
  • Sit back, relax and enjoy a scientific adventure in Chicago's only five-story, domed, wrap-around Omnimax Theater.
  • Experience the fast action of a Motion Simulator Ride, included with CityPASS.

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  • See 360-degrees views of Lake Michigan, four neighboring states, and Chicago’s dazzling downtown.
  • Speed 94 floors straight up in one of the fasted elevators in North America.
  • Explore the interactive and multimedia technologies, available in 7 different languages.

Adler Planetarium

  • Experience the night sky over Chicago as it appeared in 1913 in the historic Atwood Sphere.
  • Enjoy unlimited access to all shows, including the Adler’s premier show, Destination Solar System.
  • Follow the career of Captain James A. Lovell, Jr., commander of the Apollo 13 mission, learn the story of America's first steps to the Moon, and get up close to the Gemini 12 spacecraft in Mission Moon.
  • Touch a piece of the Moon, Mars, Ceres and Vesta and feel a piece of an actual meteorite that crashed into the Earth in Exploring our Solar System.

Art Institute of Chicago

  • Go back in time as you explore over 550 works from 4,000 years of art in Of Gods and Glamour, located in the beautiful new Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Art.
  • Introduce your child to the museum’s encyclopedic collection with a variety of hands-on activities in the Family Room. Assemble puzzles based on masterpieces you’ll see in the galleries, build architectural wonders with colorful blocks, and learn about art through interactive stories and games at Curious Corner.
  • Get a glimpse into elements of European interiors from the late 13th century to the 1930s and American furnishings from the 17th century to the 1930s in the fascinating Thorne Miniature Rooms.
  • See first-hand the Art Institute’s extraordinary collection of modern art, considered one of the finest and most comprehensive in the world and boasting some of the greatest icons of the period.

CityPASS Entry

Shedd Aquarium

Present CityPASS booklet or printed/mobile voucher at the Will Call desk to avoid a long wait and receive your VIP ticket, giving you priority entry privileges and access to Waters of the World galleries, Amazon Rising, Wild Reef, Abbott Oceanarium, Polar Play Zone, Amphibians special exhibit and Stingray Touch (May to October), plus your choice of a 4-D Experience.

Skydeck Chicago

Present CityPASS booklet or voucher at the CityPASS Fast Pass lane. Follow the signs to skip main ticket and security lines, and enjoy 360-degree views and the excitement of stepping out onto the Ledge.

The Field Museum

Present your CityPASS booklet or voucher at Will Call (far right desk inside South entrance) to skip ticket lines with your Express VIP entry and receive your All-Access Pass to all permanent and ticketed exhibitions, plus a choice of one digital 3D film. Upon entry, go directly to the 3D Theater to secure a show time.

Museum of Science and Industry

Present CityPASS booklet or printed voucher at the CityPASS lane in the entry hall to skip ticket lines and receive VIP entry to the museum, including Science Storms, U-505 (exhibit only), YOU! The Experience, a Motion Simulator Ride, and a choice of one special experience included in Explorer 1 pass*. Note: If you plan to visit MSI first, you’ll need a booklet or printed voucher (mobile not currently accepted).

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Present your CityPASS booklet at observatory lobby on the ground level for Fast Pass entry to Chicago’s best views. Present printed/mobile CityPASS voucher at the Lower Level Ticketing Desk, then proceed to Fast Pass Lane.

Adler Planetarium

Present CityPASS booklet or printed voucher at the VIP Entry door at the South entrance (Street level) to avoid main ticket lines and get unlimited VIP access to your choice of all available shows, all exhibitions and the Atwood Sphere Experience. Schedule first two shows upon entry; return to box office to schedule additional shows. If you plan to visit this attraction first, you’ll need a booklet or printed voucher (mobile not currently accepted).

Art Institute of Chicago

Skip main ticket lines by presenting CityPASS booklet or printed/mobile voucher at a CityPASS/Fast Pass lane and get Fast Pass admission to the permanent collection and non-ticketed special exhibitions, plus an audio tour.

Offers/Upgrades

Shedd Aquarium

4D Experience: CityPASS includes your choice of a 4D Experience, subject to availability; see details.

Aquatic Show: Add the Aquatic Show for $2.

Penguin Encounter: The Shedd's most popular Extraordinary Experience, the Penguin Encounter is offered Fri-Sun (7 days a week in the summer). Children must be at least 6 years old, and children 6 to 11 must be accompanied by a paying guardian. One chaperone is required for each 6-year-old. Reservations are strongly required as Penguin Encounters sell out months in advance. Cost for CityPASS holders: $40. Call (312) 692-3355 to check availability and make reservations.

Behind-the-Scenes-Tour: See Shedd from the perspective of our animal care staff during a 50-minute guided behind-the-scenes tour. Available Fri-Sun (7 days a week in the summer). Children must be age 10 or older. Guests ages 10-15 must be accompanied by a paying adult (18 or older). Reservations are recommended. Cost for CityPASS holders: $20. Call (312) 692-2723 to check availability and make reservations.

Discount: 10% off in the Bubble Net food court; see booklet for details.

Discount: 10% off a purchase of $25 or more in the Shedd Aquarium Gift Stores; see booklet for details.

Skydeck Chicago

Audio/Visual Skylights Tour: Cost for CityPASS holders: $5.50.

Discount: 10% off any one item greater than $25 at gift shops; see booklet for details.

The Field Museum

3D Film: CityPASS includes your choice of one digital 3D film. Movie selection subject to availability.

Discount: 10% off Museum Store purchase of $25 or more; see booklet for details.

Museum of Science and Industry

Motion Simulator Ride: CityPASS includes a fast action Motion Simulator Ride (reserve upon arrival).

Omnimax Show: CityPASS includes an Omnimax show in Chicago's only five-story, domed, wrap-around theater (reserve upon arrival).

U-505 Submarine Onboard Tour: While admission to the U-505 Submarine exhibit is free with CityPASS admission; optional onboard tour costs: adult $9, child (3-11) $7.

Discount: 10% off any photo purchase in the U-505 exhibit or Yesterday's Main Street; see booklet for details.

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Audio Tour: CityPASS holders receive a discounted rate of $2.50 on an audio tour (adult and child versions and written transcript available.)

TILT: See Chicago from a whole new angle! TILT is open each day from 9-11pm; ticket sales end at 10:30pm. Each TILT experience is $7 per person. Participants must be at least 42 inches tall. Tickets available at TILT desk on 94th floor.

Discount: 10% off any one purchase greater than $25 at cafe or souvenir shops; see booklet for details.

Adler Planetarium

Adler After Dark: Adult CityPASS holders can get $5 off on tickets (based on availability) to the Adler Planetarium's ages 21+ event, from 6pm-10pm, most 3rd Thursdays of every month. Show your CityPASS at the box office on the night of the event; see details..

Discount: Save 10% at the Adler Store and save 10% at Cafe Galileo's. See booklet for details.

Art Institute of Chicago

Audio Tour: CityPASS admission includes an audio tour.

Advice for Visitors

Shedd Aquarium

Tips:
  • Check out daily dives, feedings, animal chats, and presentations schedules; see details.
Amenities:
  • Dining: Soundings Café, Bubble Net, Deep Ocean Café
  • Gift Shops: Shedd Aquarium Gift Shops

Best time to visit: Arrive before 10am for the quickest start to your experience and for the best selection of show times for the Aquatic Show, which often sells out on busy days.

Accessibility: Accessible entrance is on the ground level, SW side of the Aquarium. Wheelchairs available for checkout.

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.

Skydeck Chicago

Tips:
  • Ultra-experience seekers recommend sitting, lying face down or doing handstands on The Ledge.
  • Request a free welcome message on our electronic welcome wall. Visit theskydeck.com/skydeck-concierge/see-your-name to send your request.
  • Limited pre-opening and post-closing private Ledge breakfasts and pizza available with advanced reservations; contact sales@theskydeck.com or (312)875-9447.
Amenities:
  • Dining: Nine weekday-dining options in Willis Tower, located in Lobby and Levels 1 & 2
  • Gift Shops: Skydeck Gift Stores on the lower level and the103rd floor

Best time to visit: Visit prior to sunset to enjoy day, twilight and evening views. (Go to sunrisesunset.com for the Chicago daily sunset times.)

Accessibility: Ramps and elevator accommodate wheelchairs and scooters.

Parking/Transportation: Click here for directions. Click here for parking information.

The Field Museum

Tips:
  • Shows fill up fast! Upon arrival, go directly to the 3D Theater to secure a show time.
  • Free highlight tours available; see information desk for schedule.
  • Download the Field Museum Tours app from iTunes or the Google Play store; see details.
Amenities:
  • Dining: The Field Bistro, Explorer Café
  • Gift Shops: Main Store, Field Trip Store, Sue Store, Rock-ology Store

Best time to visit: Start your summer visit before 11am to avoid crowds.

Accessibility: Manual wheelchairs are available and free.

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.

Museum of Science and Industry

Tips:
  • Shows and special exhibits fill up early; reserve your space upon arrival.
  • The best time to see baby chicks hatching is in the afternoon.
Amenities:
  • Dining: The Brain Food Court, Museum Café, Finnigan's Ice Cream Parlor
  • Gift Shops: Museum Store, Shop Earth, Museum Photo Studio.

Best time to visit: Mondays are the least-crowded.

Accessibility: Museum and Omnimax theater are fully accessible. Elevators available. Wheelchairs available in Entry Hall and at Space Center entrance.

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.

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Amenities:
  • Dining: Lavazza Espression Café

Best time to visit: Arrive first thing in the morning for the quickest trip to the top. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are the least-crowded. (Go to sunrisesunset.com for daily sunset times).

Accessibility: All entrances accessible; Delaware Place entrance has direct elevator access. Disabled and parent-friendly restrooms on concourse and observatory levels.

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.

Adler Planetarium

Tips:
  • Give yourself time to see multiple shows; see details. Book your first two shows upon entry, and return to the box office to book additional shows.
  • Stop by the Space Visualization Laboratory to speak directly with an expert and get answers to all your questions about space; daily 12-1pm and 2-3pm.
Amenities:
  • Dining: Café Galileo's
  • Gift Shop: Adler Store

Accessibility: Museum and theaters fully accessible. Wheelchairs available upon request. Family restroom located near the South Entrance (street level).

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.

Art Institute of Chicago

Tips:
  • Free guided tours are available daily at noon.
  • Familiarize yourself with the museum before you go using the Pathfinder Interactive Floor Plan.
  • Stop in at the Family Room in the Ryan Education Center, open daily from 10:30am-5pm, and let your little masters explore our collection with hands-on activities. Free art-making activities are also available for children each weekend from 11am to 2pm.
  • Families should ask for the Lions Trail Family Tour, designed for the youngsters (ages 5-10) in your group.
Amenities:
  • Dining: Museum Café, Terzo Piano, Caffé Moderno
  • Gift Shops: The Main Museum Shop and the Modern Wing Shop

Accessibility: Wheelchairs available at no charge. Elevators accommodate wheelchairs and scooters. Additional resources available; see details.

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.

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