See stunning treasures from tribal kingdoms at the Field Museum, check out the Adler Planetarium’s first new exhibit in four years, hear fascinating narration in four new languages on the Chicago Architecture Center River Cruise, plan a magical night at The Cauldron, and stay at the newly opened Arlo Chicago hotel.

See the First Kings of Europe at the Field Museum

First Kings of Europe exhibit at the Field Museum
First Kings of Europe

Discover over 700 stunning objects in the First Kings of Europe exhibit at the Field Museum. Among the treasures from tribal kingdoms are 6,000-year-old gold items, armor from the Bronze Age, and prehistoric tools dating to 5000 B.C. The exhibit closes on Jan. 28, 2024.

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Adler Planetarium unveils first new exhibit since 2019

Visitors to the Adler Planetarium can see rare artifacts on display for the first time ever at Stargazers Hub, the museum’s first new exhibit since 2019. Highlights include telescopes, magnifying lenses, and sundials. The oldest item is an astrolabe dating to the 14th century.

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CAC River Cruise features four new languages

Passengers on Chicago's First Lady Cruises
Chicago’s First Lady Cruises

The Chicago Architecture Center River Cruise aboard Chicago’s First Lady recently added narration in four new languages — Continental French, Latin American Spanish, Japanese, and Korean. Download the Listen Everywhere app before boarding, then follow along in your selected language as entertaining docents discuss the architecture and history of more than 50 buildings during the tour.

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Magic-themed pub opens in Wicker Park

The Cauldron
The Cauldron

Conjure a fun evening of wizardry at The Cauldron. Housed in a spacious former bank building, there’s plenty of room in both the pub and restaurant for groups. Book the special Potion Making experience, in which attendees wear a cloak and use a magic wand to make molecular cocktails. The group dining menu includes a range of pub-style fare.

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Arlo Hotels debuts its first Midwest location

The 218-room Arlo Chicago hotel opened this past April in the former Atlantic Bank Building, a 1916 landmark that housed the previous Hotel Julian. Guests enjoy luxury perks like bottled water upon arrival, in-room espresso, and a fitness center. The Chicago hotel is Arlo’s first Midwest location.

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