Parent's Guide to Chicago, IL

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The Field Museum

1400 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL    
The Field Museum fuels a journey of discovery across time to enable solutions for a brighter future rich in nature and culture. Travel around the world, go back in time, and discover things you ...
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Shedd Aquarium

1200 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL    
Shedd Aquarium sparks compassion, curiosity and conservation for the aquatic animal world.Visit today to experience 32,000 unbelievable animals from around the globe, including sea otters, dolphins...
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Adler Planeterium

1300 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL    
The Adler Planetarium—America’s First Planetarium—is more than a museum; it is a laboratory, a classroom, and a community exploring the Universe together. Each year, over 550,000 visitors experienc...
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Lake Shore Academy of Art Gymnastics

937 West Chestnut Street
Chicago, IL    
Lakeshore Academy is home to excellent children’s recreational gymnastics classes, rock climbing, competitive teams, camps, birthday parties, and much more. It is the leading gymnastics school in C...
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Chicago Childrens Museum

700 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL    
Chicago Children's Museum's mission is to create a community where play and learning connect. CCM's primary audience is children 0-10, as well as adults that support and influence kids' growth & de...
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Museum of Contemporary Art

220 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL    
The MCA is an innovative and compelling center of contemporary art where the public can experience the work and ideas of living artists, and understand the historical, social and cultural context o...
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Chicago Park Dist

541 North Fairbanks Court
Chicago, IL    
The Chicago Park District owns more than 8,800 acres of parkland, making it the largest municipal park manager in the nation. The Chicago Park District’s 597 parks offer thousands of sports and phy...
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Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum

1852 West 19th Street
Chicago, IL    
The National Mexican Museum of Art is a vibrant and welcoming place where you can experience authentic Mexican art and culture outside of Mexico, and admission is always free. It showcases 3,000 y...
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Lincoln Park Zoo

2001 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL    
Founded in 1868, Lincoln Park Zoo is dedicated to connecting people with nature through a free, family-oriented wildlife experience in the heart of Chicago and by advancing the highest quality of a...
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Historic Navy Pier

600 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL    
Navy Pier is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation established in 2011 to maintain Navy Pier and oversee the redevelopment of one of the most important civic landmarks in the United States and one...


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