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Educational Chicago attractions, Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium and Field Museum of Natural History - top attractions for kids in Chicago with bus charter

Traveling Chicago with Kids

Dec 18, 2013

Sometimes, planning a trip where it would be fun for both adults and kids is not easy. However, there are things in Chicago that can be interesting for you and your children, from visiting attractions to getting a meal or a snack. Chicago has a lot of kid-friendly museums, shows, shops and tours.

Visiting Educational Sites

Who says education is not fun? There are lots of interesting attractions in Chicago that offer both fun and education. Here are some of the prominent ones that both adults and kids will enjoy.

Adler Planetarium
A planetarium and astronomy museum that offer admission passes to fit your interests. You can take part in daily programs or special lectures, or just visit the many permanent and visiting exhibits.

  • Opening Hours: 9.30am - 4pm (Weekdays), 9.30am - 4.30pm (Weekends)
  • Admission Passes:
    Premium: Adult - $28, Child - $22
    City Pass: Adult - $89, Child - $79
    Basic: Adult - $22, Child - $18
  • Address: 1300 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
  • Contact: 312-922-7827

Shedd Aquarium

An indoor public aquarium that consists of more than 25,000 fish, that includes more than 1,500 species of fish, marine mammals, birds, snakes, amphibians, and insects.

  • Opening Hours: 9am - 5pm (Weekdays), 9am - 6pm (Weekends)
  • Admission Passes:
    Penguin Encounter: Adult - $68.95, Child - $58.95
    General Admission: Adult - $8, Child - $6
    Shedd Pass: Adult - $28.95, Child - $19.95
  • Address: 1200 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
  • Contact: 312-939-2438

Field Museum of Natural History

One of the largest natural history in the world, the Field Museum has a huge education and scientific programs that are of high quality. You can visit the diverse permanent exhibits, as well as vibrant temporary exhibits shown here from time to time. Whether it is fossils, dinosaurs, biological systematics, evolutionary biology, geology, archaeology, ethnology and material culture, you can find it all at the Field Museum.

  • Opening Hours: 9am - 5pm
  • Admission Passes:
    All-Access: Adult - $30, Child - $21
    Discovery Pass: Adult - $23, Child - $16
    Basic Admission: Adult - $15, Child - $10
  • Address: 1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
  • Contact: 312-922-9410

For Fun, Easy Meals

Having fun while dining seems to be a must for kids, and since you are all on a holiday, why not have hassle-free dining that kids will enjoy more than one of those posh restaurants that are too strict for them? Here are some great eateries that kids will enjoy, from fast food, to snacks and sweets. Here are some recommendations from our regular Chicago bus charter customers.

  • Mr. Beef: Chicago-styled hot dog joint.
  • Ed Debevic’s: Burgers and fries, with entertainment by staff.
  • John’s Place: Fancier sit down meals with magician and balloon artist on weekends.
  • Sweet Mandy B’s: Dessert shop with its desserts topped with lovely pastel frostings.

Have more time to explore and learn instead of fighting traffic

To travel in a group where it would be more fun for both you and your children, why not take a charter bus to Chicago? You can make reservations for any bus depending on group size. Just call 1-800-304-1993 for quotes and reservations.