CHICAGO | Chicago’s Museum Campus is a 57-acre park situated at Grant Park’s southeastern point. This point connects three of the city’s most famed museums: Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium and Field Museum of Natural History.
The picturesque area opened in 1988, and boasts scenic walkways and jogging paths that are beautifully landscaped. As well, the Museum Campus offers some of the most breathtaking views of the Chicago skyline.
The Adler Planetarium opened in 1930 and was the first planetarium in the western hemisphere. In addition to daily exhibitions, the planetarium hosts Adler After Dark on the third Thursday of every month – an exclusive event for adults complete with food, drinks and private access to the museum.
Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium opened to the public in May of 1930 and was designed by the same firm, Graham, Anderson and Probst, as the Field Museum and the Wrigley Building. The Shedd Aquarium was the first inland aquarium to have both permanent saltwater exhibits as well as freshwater habitats. Want to get up close and personal with the aquatic life? Sign up for one of several unique experiences.
The Field Museum of Natural History was born from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. To extend the life of the collected artifacts, Marshall Field funded a museum that would last beyond the fair. The museum’s name was changed from Columbian Museum of Chicago to Field Museum of Natural History in honor of Mr. Field. With programs for every age group and a vast variety of exhibits, there is plenty for all to see and do at this museum.
Interested in exploring all three of the museums? The Museum Campus Pass will save you 20 percent.
Museum Campus Drive
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