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Think the Windy City is just for grownups? Think again. The wide selection of kid-friendly museums, restaurants, shops, shows and gardens makes Chicago an exciting city to visit with little ones. The best things to do are centrally located and require little or no transportation—a huge plus for families. And the icing on the cake? These kid-friendly attractions are enjoyable for adults, too.
It's mind-boggling to consider that 71% of the Earth's surface is covered in water. Now, just imagine the variety and number of creatures thriving in the mysterious blue oceans, rivers, and lakes of this planet. Well, you don't have to leave everything to the imagination. In fact, you can see for yourself the magnificent beauty the water has to offer at the historic and renowned Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, Illinois.
At the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, curiosity and the thirst for knowledge inspire innovation. The exhibits encourage questions and spark conversation by immersing you in the technological, scientific and industrial achievements that have changed our world and continue to help it to evolve.
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.