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Chicago Tourist Attractions for Kids

If you are planning a vacation for your kids, visit Chicago. This Windy City is the third biggest in the US in terms of population and has plenty of tourist attractions for kids. The climate generally is continental and humid, and the chilly weather casts a spell on you.

Some of the most popular Chicago tourist attractions for kids are as follows:
  1. Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum is one of the most visited museums in Chicago and is a popular entertainment venue for the children. Over 75 years, this Museum makes children gather some rarely known information on the Universe and astronomical objects. This museum is also famous for housing a big collection of antique instruments. The museum consists of 2 Planetarium theatres, and one observatory - the Duane observatory. The Sky and Definiti theaters host cartoons, educational programs, and entertaining shows. These shows are projected on the theater dome in such a way that it makes a big 360 degree screen. The Galileo Café of the museum gives a spectacular view of Lake Michigan and Chicago and is voted as one of the most famous Chicago attractions.

    Contact Details:
    Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum
    1300 S. Lake Shore Drive,
    Chicago, IL 60605.
    Tel: 312 922 7827

  2. Navy Pier
    If you want to give your children an educational tour in Chicago, you can take them to Navy Pier. The place is widely known for its Ferris wheel made in 1893 as a competitor to the Eiffel Tower. The Ferris wheel was destroyed later in 1906, but Navy Pier holds the tradition. This 150 feet tall Ferris wheel is one of the prominent places in Chicago, which the children would love to visit. Other attractions here are the theatrical and musical performances that are held seasonally and a Museum dedicated to children.

    Contact Details:
    Navy Pier
    600 E Grand Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60611, United States
    Tel: (312) 595-7437

  3. Millennium Park
    Some of the most famed pieces of artwork are stored in Millennium Park. Your kid will love to venture this artistic park as well as enjoy jumbo fountain walls that reflect moving images of people. Another one is "The Bean" or The Cloud Gate sculpture made of forged stainless steel in oval shape.

    Contact Details:
    Millennium Park
    Michigan Avenue and Randolph Street Chicago,
    IL 60602.
    Tel: 312-280-2660

  4. DuPage Children's Museum
    One of the most favorite destinations for kids near Chicago is the DuPage Children's Museum. It consists of 3 floors of unlimited entertainment, fun and enjoyment. The children can enjoy while exploring the world of various subjects. The idea behind constructing this museum was to induce fun in learning for kids and bring out their innermost creativity.

    Contact Details:
    DuPage Children’s Museum
    301 North Washington Street
    Naperville, IL 60540
    Tel: (630) 637-8000

  5. The Shedd Aquarium
    The aquarium has one of the largest marine collections in the US, including more than thirty thousand marine creatures. This jumbo aquarium has Wild Reef and Oceanarium too. Not only this, the Aquarium also features a 4-D FX Theater showing the largest reefs of the world.

    Contact Details:
    John G. Shedd Aquarium
    1200 S. Lake Shore Drive
    Chicago, IL 60605
    Tel: 312-939-2438

  6. Science and Industrial Museum More than three decades, this place has been one of the most happening Chicago tourist attractions for kids. This museum houses a wide range of exhibits and provides live demonstrations on science with hands-on experience in various subject areas of science. This museum consists of many rare exhibits like the only German Submarine in US.

    The city offers plenty of kid-centric tourist destinations and is a perfect place to take your children to a vacation. With an array of famous museums and amusement parks, the city gives your children a great fun learning experience while keeping them engaged the whole day.

    Contact Details:
    Museum of Science and Industry
    57th Street and Lake Shore Drive
    Chicago, IL 60637
    Tel: 773-684-1414