Being top tourist destinations in Chicago, visiting the Shedd Aquarium, Museum of Science and Industry, and Adler Planetarium can be affordably packaged through the Chicago CityPASS.
Kids can find diverse sights, immersive exhibits, and interactive shows at these child-friendly Chicago attractions:
1200 S. Lake Shore Drive; 312-939-2438
Open daily, the Shedd Aquarium is an adventure-filled attraction home to more than 32,000 animals that swim, crawl, slither, and fly. Its large octagonal dome is home to many species of lizards, whales, dolphins, sea jellies, otter, octopus, and sea turtle. It also has a wild assortment of fishes from tetras to sharks.
Guests can enjoy a number of child-friendly galleries and attractions including the Amazon Rising, Wild Reef, Oceanarium, Polar Play Zone, and a series of 4D Experience shows.
Museum of Science and Industry
57th St. and Lake Shore Drive; 773-684-1414
The Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) is known as the largest science museum found in the United States. This attraction located approximately 5 miles south of Soldier Field features a great number of exhibits that can capture the interest of both children and adults.
Museum guests can explore a World War II German submarine, descend into a coal mine, send their pulses to a 13-foot 3D heart, get blown away inside a 40-foot tornado, and watch an Omnimax show. The museum also offers many live science experiences and hands-on interactive activities.
1300 S. Lake Shore Drive; 312-922-STAR
Known as the first planetarium in the Western Hemisphere, the Adler Planetarium allows guests to explore the outer reaches of space without leaving Chicago. It provides the opportunity to follow astronauts into orbit, experience the beauty of starry night skies, know trivia about the celestial bodies seen in a bright evening sky, learn about the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) missions, discover the interesting facts and features of the Milky Way, and investigate what lies beyond the Earth.
The planetarium also features the Galileo’s Café, a location that offers an award-winning view of the farmous Chicago skyline.
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