Twinkies were invented in Chicago and we are the owners of the first-ever skyscraper—there are so many things to do here which makes exploring all this city all the more fun. Here are the best things to see, eat and do with kids in Chicago.Less
With more than 32,000 amazing animals, a 4-D experience theater and a chance to explore the world’s oceans, rivers and reefs right in the heart of Chicago, there’s no way you’ll be battling boredom.
Stroll through one of the many exhibits at the Museum of Science and Industry where your kids will learn from in-house scientists through hands-on stations and immersive experiences.
Navy Pier juts out onto Lake Michigan and offers lakeside dining and entertainment, an arcade, boat rides, rotating shows and events, an IMAX theatre, summertime firework shows and, of course, their famous Ferris wheel.
Which planet is the hottest in our solar system? Is there a planet made out of diamonds? What’s the difference between a meteorite and an asteroid? Is space silent? These questions, and more, can be answered by visiting the Adler Planetarium, the first planetarium in the Western Hemisphere.
They're a first-stop on every tourist's list, but should also be on every Chicagoan's camera roll: engage in a little water play at Crown Fountain in Millennium Park and take a selfie at Cloud Gate (aka The Bean).
Lincoln Park Zoo is full of creatures big and small, it has the perfect lakeside address with stunning city views, offers gobs of family activities and restaurants all around it, it’s gorgeous. . .and, it’s FREE!
Home to more than 2,000 animals, Brookfield Zoo sits within a 216-acre nature park. The zoo hosts seasonal events and offers unforgettable experiences, from dolphin shows to a chance to handfeed a wallaby.
Where else can your kids see gems and diamonds from around the world, human and animal mummies, animal dioramas, and SUE, the most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil ever discovered? The big thing to see these days is literally big: Maximo the Titanosaur, the largest dinosaur that ever lived.
Shoot 94-floors high at the Hancock Building and lean (squeal and maybe cry a little) 30-degrees over the city with 360 CHICAGO and TILT.
Bring your cameras and get ready for family silly time! WNDR Museum, the ever-evolving, immersive art and technology experience, features one-of-a-kind installations from artists, collectives and studios locally and globally that prioritize joy, curiosity and creativity.