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Top Chicago Attractions For Class Trips

Posted by Jolene Bourgoin on March 24, 2020

School Trip: Chicago Attractions

Three Top Chicago Attractions for School Trips 

Three amazing attractions for schools to bring their students too. These include, but are not limited to, Navy Pier with Centennial Wheel Pass, Chicago Art Institute, and The Museum of Science and Industry. 

Navy Pier with Centennial Wheel Pass

 Navy Pier with Centennial Wheel Pass is a great place for students to visit on a field trip. Completed in 1916, Navy Pier is undeniably one of Chicago’s top attractions. Navy Pier is popping with special events, sights, and activities that span all ages and interests. This also includes the iconic Centennial Wheel that soars to nearly 200 feet. With year-round, climate-controlled gondolas, it’s perfect for your students to grab a quick instagram picture. It’s an integral part of the Chicago skyline as well as a treasured piece of Chicago history, first unveiled to the city’s 1893 World’s Fair. 

Chicago Art Institute

The Art Institute of Chicago, founded in 1879 and located in Chicago's Grant Park, is one of the oldest and largest art museums in the United States. It represents the world’s diverse artistic traditions to inspire and educate the public. The expansive Art Institute of Chicago features more than 300,000 works from all over the world in its permanent collection. In addition to the permanent collection, the Art Institute hosts traveling exhibitions covering a variety of subjects and showcasing a diverse array of artists and genres. You can relive the past while traveling through the present. A chicago landmark that students on a field trip would love!

The Museum of Science and Industry

Chicago's extensive Museum of Science and Industry pays tribute to the city's innovative roots. It showcases more than 35,000 artifacts and a variety of hands-on exhibits meant to inspire creativity. The museum resides in the 14-acre former Palace of Fine Arts, which is known to have hosted the famous World's Columbian Exposition in 1893. In the museum students on this trip can explore distant stars and planets at the Henry Crown Space Center; along with see baby chicks up close at the Baby Chicks Hatchery. There are so many more attractions including, a tour of the only U-505 German submarine captured during World War II, an Omnimax Theater and hosts a variety of live demonstrations, and Future Energy Chicago, which encourages visitors to reinvent Chicago's energy infrastructure. There are a plethora of exhibits to explore that students on a school field trip, will never forget their experience!

Topics: School trips, Chicago, field trips

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