In the midwest, Chicago is the place to go for educational trips. It offers great museums, the Shedd Aquarium and especially art. The museums alone range from an Egyptian themed Oriental Institute Museum to the International Museum of Surgical Science! This one is particularly intriguing if your team enjoys medical artifacts from throughout the history of the world. At the Shedd Aquarium you will step into a recreated Amazonian environment thriving with over 32,000 creatures! Every day is Earth Day here where wildlife is not only celebrated, it is preserved and nurtured for a better planet. Art in the windy city is more than a building or two, it's not a district, it's a way of life and a demonstration of Chicago's open mindedness and appreciation for all things unusual, beautiful and authentic. Get acquainted at the Museum of Contemporary Art and more!
After munching on some deep-dish pizza you'll be prepared to take on the view from the John Hancock Observatory where being 94 floors up will be the last thing on your mind once you've been mesmerized by the astounding view! Grant Park hosts the ever evolving Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium, Field Museum and Art Institute all along Lake Michigan! You'll want to stop in for 319 acres of fins, fireballs, Fabrosauri and facsimiles. Pick up a game of beach volleyball when you finish or consider boating and a trip out to Navy Pier! Navy Pier brings your group a 15 story tall Ferris wheel, a carousel, the Wave Swinger, mini golf, an IMAX theater, dining options, leisurely shopping outlets and even more! Chicago guarantees a huge array of options for your class trip itinerary!
Visiting the free admission Lincoln Park Zoo delivers 35 acres of bushbabies, bears, wallabies, hippos, big cats, sloths, rhinos, hyenas, monkeys, red pandas, lizards, turtles, farm animals, rare birds from all color spectrums and more creatures than you can shake a stick at! Also offered are gardening demonstrations and zoo programs; you won't want to forget your camera! Peruse Millennium Park for the Cloud Gate sculpture (better known as "The Bean"), then try out cultural programs, tours, concerts, gardens, architecture and other spontaneous whims popular in the park! Let's not forget about Sue! Sue is the very best, most complete T-Rex fossil ever found on the planet and she just so happens to reside at The Field Museum! Her skull alone weighs 600 pounds and she cannot be missed upon entering the establishment! You can definitely fill a field trip day with fun and educational tours in Chicago!