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Take a step back for a moment and think about just how different things are today compared to thousands or even millions of years ago. Back then, giant dinosaurs ruled the planet, but the largest species today are mammals. At the Field Museum, you can see it all: modern technology enhancing what we know about our past and guiding us in our journey toward progress.
With so much to see, in order to maximize your visit to the Art Institute of Chicago, it’s imperative to plan ahead. Lucky for you, we’ve developed a guide to make your planning a breeze.
The Adler Planetarium of Chicago was the first planetarium in the western hemisphere, opening its doors to the public on May 12th, 1930. But, nearly 90 years later, the Adler Planetarium remains on the cutting edge of innovation, incorporating interactive displays into ints exhibits while playing mind-blowing films that take you above and beyond the stars via stellar 30 minute space adventures.
Most major cities have observation decks where people can see over the tallest skyscrapers and beyond. But 360 Chicago isn’t just an observation deck. Stretching 1,000 feet above Magnificent Mile, 360 Chicago is at the top of one of the tallest buildings in the country, has the fastest elevators in North America, and is one of the oldest skyscrapers in the world with 100 or more stories.
By boat, bus, bicycle, foot, or even Segway, there is no shortage of ways to experience the country’s most celebrated architectural metro: Chicago, Illinois. Admired for creativity rather than longevity—the Great Chicago Fire in 1871 destroyed a majority of notable buildings—each tour, no matter the means, showcases the character, ingenuity, and groundbreaking methods that make up Chicago’s towering skyline.
Confirming what many art aficionados and museum-goers already knew, TripAdvisor just gave the Art Institute of Chicago the number one spot in its Travelers’ Choice Awards, ranking it not just the top museum in Chicago, but the top museum in the world for 2016.