Chicago Summer Attraction Deals

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Despite its nickname, summer in the Windy City can be really, really warm. Keep yourself feeling cool by scoring hot deals on some of the best attractions that Chicago has to offer and beat the heat in more ways than one. The Best of Chicago package saves you 41% on admission to Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum, SkyDeck, Museum of Science & Industry, Adler Planetarium & Art Institute! It’s often said that heat rises and there’s no better place to put theory to the test than at the SkyDeck on the top of Willis Tower. At 1,353 feet up, the SkyDeck offers its more than 1.3 million annual visitors the chance to take in views of the city that literally cannot be found anywhere else on the planet. Brave visitors who want to test their mettle can take a leap - well actually step - of faith out onto The Ledge, a collection of retractable glass boxes comprised of three layers of … [Read more...]

Field Museum Discount Tickets

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Situated at 400 South Lake Shore Drive near Chicago Harbor, the Field Museum is the centerpiece of a lakefront Museum Campus that also is home to the Adler Planetarium and Shedd Aquarium. The campus’ three attractions are regarded as among the finest of their kind in the world and together they attract more annual visitors than any comparable site in Chicago. The Field Museum traces its roots all the way back to 1893 and is named after the Museum's first major benefactor, Marshall Field. Founded to house biological and anthropological collections assembled for the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, the Field Museum’s collection has grown to more than 20 million specimens thanks to world-wide expeditions, exchanges, purchases and gifts. Containing specimens spanning the fields of anthropology, botany, geology and zoology, the Museum’s collection is widely respected both … [Read more...]

Willis Tower Discount Tickets

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For an experience that is as native to Chicago as a hot dog on a poppy seed bun piled high with mustard, sweet pickle relish, onions and tomatoes, visitors to the Windy City should make a pilgrimage to the Willis Tower Skydeck Chicago (formerly known as the Sears Tower). Located in the heart of Chicago’s downtown, the 110-story-building broke ground in 1970 after Sears Roebuck and Company (which was the largest retailer in the world at the time) commissioned architects Skidmore, Owings and Merrill to build the company a new corporate headquarters. The Willis Tower Skydeck Chicago sits on the 103rd floor of an engineering marvel. The tower contains 25 miles of plumbing, 1500 miles of electric wiring, 80 miles of elevator cable, 796 restroom faucets, and more than 145,000 light fixtures. As a finishing touch during the building’s completion, the last beam that was put in place … [Read more...]

Chicago Museums Discount Tickets

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For a city that’s well known for its hearty food, excellent sports teams and vibrant architecture, Chicago has a pretty exceptional collection of museums as well. If you want to investigate the intellectual side of the Second City, the Chicago Museum Pass package saves you 26% on admission to the Field Museum, Adler Planetarium, Art Institute of Chicago and Museum of Science and Industry! Save money! Located at 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive, the Museum of Science and Industry is open every day of the year except Thanksgiving and Christmas. After your visit, you’ll probably be surprised it isn’t open on those days as well!  With 14 acres of hands-on exhibits and Chicago's only five-story, domed Omnimax theater, using the Chicago Museum Pass to save on a visit certainly seems like a wise investment! Exhibits at the Museum of Science and Industry - which is  the only … [Read more...]

The Amazing Life of Jellies at Shedd Aquarium

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It seems impossible that any animal could survive without blood, bones, or brains. Yet jellyfish have been gliding through the oceans for millions of years without any of these three “essentials.” In fact, the body of a jellyfish is 95% water! The Shedd Aquarium in Chicago is now offering the opportunity to take a closer look at these fascinating creatures⎯for a limited time only⎯ in their newest exhibit: Jellies. Jellyfish are a mysterious creature and are difficult to study because of their fragility, varying sizes, and uneven distributions. This exhibit is an exclusive chance to learn about 11 different species of jellyfish, from the aptly named Umbrella Jelly to the vibrant Northeast Pacific Sea Nettle. You’ll discover wild facts about these incredible sea creatures. For instance, did you know that the smallest jellyfish could cuddle into a contact lens while the … [Read more...]

Adler Planetarium, Chicago Childrens Museum, and More!

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If you're planning a trip to Chicago this winter season, you may not be seeing a lot of snow - news outlets are reporting that the upcoming months should be wet and warmer than previous years. That's not stopping the city from embracing winter, however; there's still ice skating, polar adventure days, and much more winter fun to be had. Here are some ideas for where to visit this winter in Chicago: Ice Skating With the warmer temperatures predicted for this winter, it's never too cold outside to enjoy some ice skating. Millennium Park, located near the city's Lake Michigan shoreline, is hosting free ice skating through March (weather permitting). The Park sees more than 100,000 skaters annually, and offers rental skates for only $10. Or how about taking your ice skating to the next level? Try out Skating in the Sky at the John Hancock Observatory to skate 1000 feet above street … [Read more...]

Chicago Things To Do With Kids

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If Chicago doesn't sound like a great destination for a vacation with your kids, think again! As Chicago is pretty well known for its world-class museums and other adult-friendly entertainment options, its east to overlook (at first glance) the surplus of children's entertainment in Chicago. Many of the previously mentioned world-class museums are actually wonderful for kids, both for education and entertainment! Plus, Chicago offers some fun (and inexpensive) outdoor activities your kids will love. Here's a guide to some of the best attractions for kids! All of these attractions are available on our Go Chicago Card or the Go Select Chicago Pass. Shedd Aquarium At the World's Aquarium, Chicago's most-visited museum, you'll get a diver’s-eye view of the underwater world’s most interesting creatures. The floor-to-ceiling exhibit windows put you eye-to-eye with beluga whales, … [Read more...]