Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 13, 2013
Chicago is renowned as being home to some of the best museums in the world with collections of art, astounding science exhibitions and a wealth of historical information. There are tons of things to do in Chicago with kids this spring, and many of the best events, attractions and shows will be fun for the whole family. Check out some of the next exhibits around town, some of the upcoming Chicago events like festivals, shows, and more, or maybe spend this time seeing it all while the crowds aren’t as big on one of the popular Chicago tours! Kids love experiencing all the sights, foods and even the history of the city by boat, bike, bus or on foot, and it’s a great way to see it all on short trip. After the tour, get an up close look at the best things in Chicago - and don’t miss any of these top attractions!
Head to the Zoo
The Lincoln Park Zoo is one of the most popular things to do in Chicago with kids year round, partly because all kids love these animals, and partly because all parents love the pricetag for one’s of the world’s few remaining free zoos! Traveling in Chicago can be expensive, so spend the afternoon here for free sometime this spring and enjoy the season’s sparse crowds as the days get longer and warmer over the next few months. Another great zoo near Chicago is the Brookfield Zoo, which has just released a few enormous reasons to visit at the Dinosaurs Alive! exhibit. Get a glimpse of the animatronic T Rex, stegosaurus, and shantungosaurus as they roam the grounds near the zoo’s Roosevelt Fountain through October 27th, 2013. The exhibit is an extra $5 for adults and $3 for children in addition to the price of admission to the zoo, but well worth the extra dollars for a very accurate display of the species that walked the Earth more than 65 million years ago.
Spend the Afternoon at Museum Campus
This 57-acre green space in Chicago is the perfect place to spend an afternoon learning and exploring with the entire family. The three museums in Museum Campus are all kid-friendly, but parents love them just as much as their young ones do. The Adler Planetarium was the first planetarium in the Western hemisphere, and is still the only one in the world with two full-size theaters. Kids will love checking out the interesting exhibits on planets and the universe, and if weather permits it can gaze up into the cosmos at the Doane Observatory.
Make a splash under the sea at the Shedd Aquarium,where mammals like dolphins, sharks and sea turtles thrive and hundreds of species of fish make their home. Kids can even pet and feed some of the animals with the supervision of the trainers. In addition to all of the great wildlife, children will be entertained by the interactive exhibits, 4-D movies and other fun activities. The Field Museum is filled with infinite wonders that are bound to pique a child's interest, including the world famous T-Rex, Sue! Pick up an Adventure Guide at the front desk to help narrow down which of the numerous sections of the museum to check out first and foremost.
See all these museums for even less with Chicago museum discounts. Spend the whole day exploring these three great museums in Chicago, and lounging on the green space in Grant Park in between, and check out all of the best restaurants near Museum Campus so you have enough time to see it all.
Take Them Out to the Ball Game
There’s no better time of year for sports in Chicago, and baseball is one of the best sporting events for kids! Wrigley Field is full of history, and this beautiful park, home to the Chicago Cubs, is a great place to spend an afternoon or evening this spring with the family, enjoying a cold beer, delicious hot dog and great game of ball. Also in Chicago over at the US Cellular Field, families can enjoy a Chicago White Sox game. Kids love getting pictures with Southpaw, the Mascot, and there are tons of great upcoming games this season. Find great deals on Chicago sports tickets to ensure great seats as a Cubs or White Sox game this spring!
Spring in Chicago is a beautiful time of year. The crowds aren’t as large and the lines at top attractions aren’t as long, so families can do even more while they’re here. One way to skip the line and save money is with Chicago discount cards that get travelers admission to all of the best things to do, as well as discounts at many restaurants, shops and more. These coupons are great for families traveling to Chicago, especially those traveling on a budget. Many of the best Chicago hotels are kid-friendly, and this time of year is great for finding Chicago hotel deals and packages that cater to family vacations.
Chicago is one of the top vacation destinations in America famous for their annual events, popular foods, architecture and top sports teams. ChicagoTraveler.com guides travelers to all the best things to do, top places to eat and deals on the best places in Chicago to stay. This article was written by Lizz Riggs, editor of ChicagoTraveler.com.