Things to do in Chicago, Illinois with Kids

There is no shortage of restaurants, museums, and attractions to visit if you decide to stop by.

One of the best things about the city by far, though, is that people of all ages can enjoy what it has to offer.

This iconic Chicago museum should find a place on your general bucket list, much less your list of windy city stops.

2. Art Institute of Chicago

From carnival rides for the younger kids to bars and bike tours for the grown-ups, there’s something at Navy Pier for everyone. 

3. Navy Pier

Standing at more than 100 stories above the Chicago skyline, the SkyDeck experience at Willis Tower isn’t for the faint of heart.

4. SkyDeck Chicago at Willis Tower

Take a minute to say hello to over 30,000 animals that call Shedd Aquarium their home!

5. Shedd Aquarium

Featured on a handful of Foot Network shows, this restaurant is one of the few drive-in locations left in the nation, earning it a spot on our list of Chicago must-sees.

6. Superdawg Drive-In

From Beavers to African Lions, you and your family will enjoy spending the day alongside some of the world’s mightiest creatures and exploring all that the zoo has to offer.

7. Lincoln Park Zoo

Immerse yourself in the ultra-rich history of the city’s most notable structures by spending an hour and a half floating along the Chicago River.

8. Chicago River Boat Architecture Cruise

Leave Earth’s atmosphere for a while with a visit to Adler Planetarium, America’s first planetarium and one of the most popular academic exhibits in Chicago.

9. Adler Planetarium

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