Here are some interesting and fun things to do if you come to the Chicago, Illinois area:
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum has child-friendly interactive exhibitions and adult workshops for adults. The main attraction is the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven, which is open all year with 1000s of beautiful butterflies. Watch a video, then walk through an area with windows, vines, waterfall, and a bench laden path where the butterflies roam free. There are also displays to watch them hatch out of chrysalides.
CAF River Cruise
See the architectural beauty of the city from a river cruise along the north and south shores of the lake. Hear about over 50 different structures and how they impact the city. Tours are run April through mid-November last about 90 minutes.
Millennium Park is a park that thousands of people visit every day to hear a concert, or depending on the season, you can ice skate, see Christmas decorations, photograph the Cloud Gate sculpture or the Crown Fountain, or see the Lurie Garden, which is five acres of flowers, trees, grasses and shrubs.
Lincoln Park Zoo
Founded in 1868, the Lincoln Park Zoo has lots to see, such as an ape house, a bird house and a working five acre farm. It’s open all year and admission is free. Some of the animals include elephants, sea lions, gorillas, giraffes, Siberian tiger and various reptiles.
The Shedd Aquarium is the largest indoor aquarium. It features penguins, sharks, rays, tropical fish, dolphins, beluga whales, and more. You can get up close and personal with some of these marine creatures and enjoy the many displays. There is an admission fee.
Art Institute of Chicago
The Art Institute of Chicago houses many varied art collections from all over the world. The collection includes an Impressionist collection, a contemporary section, and various temporary exhibits.