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MUSEUMS FOR GROUP TRAVEL

Take your group to one of our many celebrated museums.

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ADLER PLANETARIUM

Exhibitions span a variety of space science topics and allow for hands on exploration. Explore the moon, stars, and galaxy through immersive theater presentations. Join us in exploring space!

Average Length of Visit: 3-4 hours

ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

Voted the #1 museum in the US by TripAdvisor, the Art Institute of Chicago is a must-see on any trip to the Windy City. Experiences in the museum are a great way for your students to use critical thinking skills and apply concepts learned in the classroom in a new context.

Average Length of Visit: 3 hours

CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM

Students can engage with history, enrich their experience with self-guided resources, and view thought provoking-exhibitions, like Chicago: Crossroads of America which explores Chicago's changing economy, challenging crises, diverse neighborhoods, and innovations.

Average Length of Visit: 1.5 hours

CHICAGO SPORTS MUSEUM

Eight thousand square feet offering a highly interactive experience for visitors to explore the legends and lore of Chicago sports. It combines hi-tech interactive experiences-including skill challenges and simulated experiences-with unique sports memorabilia and an impressive collection of game-used treasures and other artifacts.

Average Length of Visit: 45 - 60 minutes

FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF CHICAGO MONEY MUSEUM

Visit the Money Museum and receive a souvenir bag of shredded currency. Design electronic currency featuring your own portrait and detect counterfeit bills.

Average Length of Visit: 45 minutes

THE FIELD MUSEUM

Explore 26 million artifacts, including SUE, the world's largest T. rex! Discover 23 mummies in a re-created tomb or be dazzled in the Hall of Gems. Journey to the glittering Aztec empire or travel through Dinosaur Hall where woolly mammoths and dinosaurs roam!

Average Length of Visit: 2-4 hours

MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY

Get your hands on excitement. A trip to Chicago just isn't complete without exploring the largest interactive science museum in the country. With over 14 acres of mind-blowing exhibits, you'll be running, engaging, and discovering all day. Only at MSI, where Science Rules!

Average Length of Visit: 3-4 hours

PEGGY NOTEBAERT NATURE MUSEUM

Serving as an urban gateway to nature and science. Located in an eco-friendly building amidst abundant wildlife and nature in Lincoln Park, hands-on exhibitions allow visitors of all ages to connect with regional wildlife and public programs that inspire green living and sustainability.

Average Length of Visit: 2-3 hours

PRITZKER MILITARY LIBRARY

With over 60,000 books, primary-source documents, artifacts, film and video, audio recordings, and much more, the Library's collections bring both the scope and the reality of the American military experience to life for students.

Average Length of Visit: 2 hours

THE RICHARD H. DRIEHAUS MUSEUM

For a truly memorable experience, reserve a private tour of the Driehaus Museum for your school or university group. Discover how beauty and luxury were defined during the Gilded Age as our experienced and knowledgeable guides lead your group through the magnificent interiors of Samuel M. Nickerson's Marble Palace.

Average Length of Visit: 1.5 hours

SHEDD AQUARIUM

Reach into a pool to touch a living fossil-a giant Lake Sturgeon! See sharks cruise through reef waters and dolphins leap into the air in the Abbott Oceanarium. And meet fishes from around the world throughout the galleries. You'll find 32,000 amazing aquatic animals at Chicago's "must-sea" destination.

Average Length of Visit: 3 hours

SMART MUSEUM OF ART  

An intimate museum for big encounters with art and ideas. Located on the University of Chicago's Hyde Park campus, it is home to thought-provoking exhibitions and an exquisite collection of art from antiquity to today. Admission is always free.

Average Length of Visit: 45 minutes


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