4 mentions in Kid friendly places for a day trip in downtown Chicago?
Lauren F. said, "...at Navy pier, the Museum of Science and Industry, and the Field Museum of Natural History - all great options. The Shedd Aquarium is right next to the Field Museum and is a cool spot to check out as well. Have fun!..." See More
D C. said, "...hands-on exhibits. If history is your thing, check out Field Museum of Natural History. Across from the Field Musuem is the Shedd Aquarium which has a dolphin show Another great museum for children is the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. In Lincoln Park,..." See More
Leonard L. said, "...hands-on and more for children who are more interested in science, but you can see Sue, the world's most complete T-Rex. Shedd Aquarium is one the best aquariums you'll find. Adler Planetarium for children interested in astronomyTop it off with some authentic..." See More
4 mentions in What to do with a 7 year old in Chicago?
Leonard L. said, "... Chicago is Museum Heaven. I used to love going there at a kid.Shedd Aquarium Field Museum of Natural History and see Sue, the most intact T-Rex in the worldMuseum of Science & IndustryAdler PlanetariumNavy Pier might be worth a stroll if the weather's nice, and the nearby Chicago Children's Museum could consume an entire..." See More
Aileen M. said, "...The museums are wonderful. The Field Museum of Natural History has a collection of dinosaurs that are sure to impress. The Shedd Aquarium was a favourite of our kids. The Museum of Science and Industry is also fantastic. Take her for deep..." See More
Susan E. said, "...Love the museums (Museum of Science and Industry), including the Shedd Aquarium, but if you're going on the weekend I would suggest going when they first open. Navy Pier has lots of tourists but also lots of things to do, including..." See More
3 mentions in Kid Friendly in Chicago
Kristi D. said, "...Park Zoo if the weather is nice and you could also stop by the Lincoln Park conservatory, both are free. The Shedd Aquarium is terrific, if you don't want to spend a lot of time there, ask if they have a general..." See More
Eric T. said, "...The Shedd Aquarium is always a favorite although can be a bit $$ and busy. Lincoln Park Zoo is a nice size zoo and it is free! I'm not entirely sure what 3 year olds are into but those are the two..." See More
Melissa C. said, "...friendly in the back room (they have crayons on the tables). Plus, the food is delicious. I also highly recommend the Shedd Aquarium. Millennium Park is a fun place to walk around. Kids love seeing themselves in Cloud Gate, also known..." See More
3 mentions in How many days should I spend in Chicago?
Madison S. said, "...Institute of Chicago is particularly wonderful, especially the newer modern wing which has a great spot for lunch Terzo Piano. The Shedd Aquarium and Museum of Science and Industry are also great. I would 100% disagree about the lack of amazing food..." See More
Cheryl R. said, "...see, you might want more time. Check out Second City comedy and the The Chicago Theatre, plus the main museums like Shedd Aquarium, The Art Institute of Chicago and Field Museum of Natural History...." See More
Tim H. said, "...and that will take some time. The Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Science and Industry, Field Museum of Natural History, Shedd Aquarium, etc. Of them, only the Art Institute is really "in the heart" of the city. I'd say it's..." See More
Vince A. said, "...top of the Willis Tower (old Sears) tower. Visit the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Science and Industry, the Shedd Aquarium, etc. Chicago has the best restuarants in the world and you must try the deep dish at Pizzeria..." See More
Kimberly W. said, "...where to begin. Tons of museums: My favorites: Museum of Contemporary Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, Millenium Park, Cloud Gate, Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum of Natural History, Adler Planetarium. In Chicago, there are great live music: Schubas, Lincoln Hall, The..." See More
Paige B. said, "...for food lovers. There are several shops all along N Michigan Ave and also cool things to see such as the Shedd Aquarium, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cloud Gate, the Lincoln Park Zoo in Lincoln Park ect. You can walk..." See More
3 mentions in What to do in one weekend in Chicago?
Larry C. said, "...There are many museums downtown. The museum campus has 3 of our finest museums: Adler Planetarium (my favorite), Shedd Aquarium and The Field Museum and all are walking distance from each other. Further south is the Museum of Science and Industry. There..." See More
Manishi S. said, "...Museums are great. Museum of Science and Industry is my favorite. Shedd Aquarium is a great place as well. In the evening, make sure to visit the Millennium Park. Go their before sunset and stay till all lights come on. Michigan Avenue..." See More
Marvin A. said, "...You can't go wrong with the museum "Triple Play" near downtown Shedd Aquarium; The Field Museum; & Adler Planetarium. Each is within easy walking distance of the other and getting to one is a short cab or bus ride from downtown..." See More
3 mentions in Suggestions on nightlife, food and/or anything else
Staci N. said, "...Purchase a CityPass to save money. Visit five of the seven main attractions for a discounted price. I recommend Willis Tower, Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum of Natural History and 360 CHICAGO (the old John Hancock Building). Skydeck Chicago is one of..." See More
Kristi D. said, "...of the museums are brilliant, you might be interested in the David Bowie exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Shedd Aquarium is a great place to spend time, as are the Field Museum of Natural History, the The Art Institute..." See More
Leah B. said, "...(German pretzels, schnitzel, and wurst). If you want to get in some attractions while you're there (The Art Institute of Chicago, Shedd Aquarium, etc), CityPASS is really great. It's a booklet with tickets to select attractions, which you purchase at a..." See More
2 mentions in Chicago with Kids- where to stay and what to do?
Lauren F. said, "...RB- The Museum of Science and Industry, Shedd Aquarium, and Field Museum of Natural History would all be great options for your grandsons, tons of great stuff to do at each with kids! You'll find the Chicago Children's Museum at Navy..." See More
Kristi D. said, "...that it's not in the city center so it takes up most of a day but it's a great museum. The Shedd Aquarium is wonderful, you can do anything from a general admission ticket to see the main part of the aquarium..." See More
Dan B. said, "...Tower, and Field Museum. We would have saved money on admissions, and in fact we could not even get into the Shedd Aquarium because of the line (CityPASS holders had express entry)...." See More
Christy E. said, "...former Marshall Field's (now a Macy's) and walked down by the river ( Chicago Riverwalk ). We also went to the Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium , Museum of Science and Industry (MSI), and took an architectural boat tour and a segway..." See More
2 mentions in Best free things to do in Chicago?
Kyle T. said, "...The museum culture in Chicago is amazing. I'd suggest checking out The Art Institute of Chicago and Shedd Aquarium. The Museum of Science and Industry is also a really dope one. The aquarium, depending on your budget, might be superfluous. Since..." See More
Kristi D. said, "...you can do a self guided tour of the outdoor art pieces including a Chagall, Miro and a Picasso http://wikitravel.org/en/Loop_Art_Tour The Shedd Aquarium is not inexpensive but you can see part of the aquarium that is general admission for $8, the huge..." See More
2 mentions in What to do in Chicago during the winter?
Kristi D. said, "...case then you may want to spend some time at one of the fabulous museums, The Art Institute of Chicago, the Shedd Aquarium, the Field Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Science and Industry. Provided that we are not having..." See More
Staci N. said, "...spend longer amount of time looking at exhibits. Field Museum of Natural History is one of my favorites along with the Shedd Aquarium. Skydeck Chicago is one of my go-to attractions, but you may not get a great view in the..." See More
2 mentions in Fun stuff
Vince A. said, "...museums. You can buy a pass that let's you and your family in different places like Field Museum of Natural History, Shedd Aquarium, John Hancock Observatory, etc. You must go on the observation deck of Willis Tower (old Sears Tower) and..." See More
Kevin C. said, "...campus on the south side of Grant Park. You can go to the Field Museum of Natural History, Adler Planetarium and Shedd Aquarium. All entrances within a couple hundred yards of each other. Also get the best view of the city..." See More
2 mentions in Looking for things to do in Chicago, IL?
Kristi D. said, "...a walk/bike along the Lakefront Trail or take a boat ride on the River or Lake. All of the museums and Shedd Aquarium are great, if the weather is nice the Lincoln Park Zoo is free although a small zoo compared to..." See More
Staci N. said, "...on the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel. If you're going to hit any museums like the Field Museum of Natural History or Shedd Aquarium on top of visiting Willis and Hancock, purchase the CityPass. You'll save a handful of money. If you want..." See More
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