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 … [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 … [Read more...]

The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival

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All around the United States, big cities and small towns alike are kicking off the holiday season with merry festivals, parades, and parties. However, no one does it quite like Chicago, a city known for its top-of-the-line entertainment. This Saturday, November 17th, come join a tradition that’s been celebrated for over half a decade: The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival presented by BMO Harris Bank. A full day of family-friendly entertainment, accompanied by spectacular holiday lights, awaits you on the Mag Mile. The festivities start at 11:00 AM and last all the way up to the parade and tree-lighting ceremony in the evening. Here’s a preview of everything you have to look forward to!     Lights Festival Lane From 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, head over to “Lights … [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. … [Read more...]