Navy Pier is the place that even the locals hang out. Visit the 3300 foot pier that runs along the shoreline of Lake Michigan. At Navy Pier you can take in Cirque Shanghi’s visually spectacular Dragon’s Thunder. View the breath taking fireworks set to music every Wednesday and Saturday nights during the summer, either from the pier or on an evening cruise, the view will be stunning. Visit Pier Park and ride the 150 foot Ferris wheel or the musical carousel. How about A”mazing” Chicago where you will get lost in the Mirror Maze then stagger through the Spinning Tunnel. Join a Segway tour or rent a bike, what a way to spend the day.
At Shedd Aquarium be prepared to take a trip of the imagination to an underwater world like no other. Touch the Stingrays, go eye to eye with the dolphins, and take a walk to the south Pole with the Penguins. The Shedd is located at 1200 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605.
Chicago is the home of the Blue Man Group. Running since the late 1980’s the Blue Man Group can still be seen at the Briar Street Theatre. Their unique blend of music, technology and comedy appeals to people of all ages. The Briar Street Theatre is located at 3133 N Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60657.
Alder Planetarium was the first planetarium built in the Western Hemisphere in 1930 and is now the oldest planetarium in existence. Learn about the Curiosity Rover by viewing NASA’s full size replica, our solar system and the mysteries of space. The Alder Planetarium is located at 1300 South Lakeshore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605.