Chicago Skyline


Experience a cultural, artistic, and architectural hub

Take your students to Chicago, home of extraordinary architecture, public parks, museums, and history. Visit the Water Tower and Millennium Park. Enjoy incredible views of the city from the top of Willis Tower. Visit the Lincoln Park Zoo and Shedd Aquarium—even see a real Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton at the Field Museum! You’ll have fun and be inspired!

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Your Adventure, Day by Day

Day 1 Welcome to Chicago!
  • Arrive in Chicago Head to the old Water Tower to meet the WorldStrides course leader who will lead you on a whirlwind adventure through Chicago.
  • Water Tower View a symbol of old Chicago and the only public building to survive the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.
  • Walk on the Magnificent Mile Stroll along a famous section of North Michigan Avenue, complete with fabulous shops, restaurants, office buildings, and hotels.
  • Navy Pier Chicago’s number one attraction, the pier reaches over 3,000 feet from the shoreline across Lake Michigan.
  • Lunch on Navy Pier
  • Lincoln Park Zoo What began with a pair of swans in 1868 is now a world-renowned zoo and a wildlife attraction.
  • Willis Tower Visit America’s second tallest building, formerly called Sears Tower, reaching over 1,450 feet into the sky. Have a look down below from the Skydeck on the 103rd floor.
  • Dinner at The Original Gino’s East of Chicago Enjoy deep dish pizza at a landmark Chicago eatery.
  • Hotel check-in
Day 2 Continue Exploring the City!
  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Museum of Science and Industry with IMAX Experience an astounding collection of exhibits, including a massive model railroad, the first diesel-powered stainless steel train, and a NASA spacecraft used during Apollo 8.
  • Lunch at the Museum of Science and Industry
  • Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum See the night sky represented in the first and oldest planetarium building in the Western Hemisphere.
  • The Shedd Aquarium Explore one of the world’s finest aquariums that has been wowing visitors since 1930. With over 1,500 species of fish and award-winning exhibits, the aquarium draws more than two million visitors annually.
  • Buckingham Fountain Walk by what is considered to be Chicago’s front door—a massive fountain with incredible water works. It’s a perfect spot for a photo with friends!
  • Millennium Park Explore this exciting 24-acre urban park, which includes Cloud Gate, Crown Fountain, Jay Pritzker Pavilion, and Lurie Garden.
  • Dinner
  • Optional Evening Program Available
Day 3 Take in Some Culture before Departing for Home!
  • Breakfast
  • Art Institute of Chicago Visit the second largest art museum in the country, renowned for its world class collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art.
  • Lunch at Field Museum
  • Field Museum of Natural History Explore the world-class collections of the Field Museum. See what’s on display from a collection that totals 21 million specimens, including Sue, the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex known.
  • Depart for Home

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