There’s no question that the Windy City is one of the most popular cities in the USA, and it’s not just because of the deep-dish pizza and Chicago-style hot dogs. Here are 17 fun things to do in Chicago with kids, including fantastic parks, zoos, and museums.
A public museum dedicated to the study of astronomy and astrophysics. It was founded in 1930 by Chicago business leader Max Adler. It is located on the northeast tip of Northerly Island at the shore of Lake Michigan in Chicago
A 94th-floor observatory deck (formerly John Hancock Observatory) where you can see up to 55 miles out and four states. This is a great place for a birds eye view of the city’s amazing architecture and a panorama of Lake Michigan. If you're brave, check out Tilt.
Cloud Gate is the three-story, 110 ton elliptical steel sculpture by British artist Anish Kapoor aka “The Bean”. It is probably the most instagrammed spot in Chicago, especially because it reflects the Chicago skyline. Crown Fountain designed by Spanish artist Jaume Plensa is a favorite spot for kids.
This 20 acre public park is in the Loop community area of Chicago near the Lake Michigan shoreline. Take a lap around the winding skating ribbon, ascend the 40-foot climbing wall or run around the city’s most whimsical playgrounds.
A 2.7-mile elevated path that runs through Logan Square, Wicker Park and Humboldt Park. Once an abandoned rail line, now turned public park. A Resident Astronomer for the 606 Trail sets up public observation sessions on the 2nd Friday of each month.