Attractions for Families
Awesome Aquarium AdventureFee: $175/adult; $95/child
(Fee includes transportation, brunch, special admission, animal encounter and specified exhibits)
You’ve never seen The Shedd Aquarium quite like this before. Dive into the depths as we begin with a private brunch buffet in the Soundings Café and an exclusive animal encounter on the Sea Otter Overlook. Interact with the Shedd’s creatures, which include boas, iguanas, skinks, hermit crabs, millipedes, tortoises and snakes. Afterwards, meet the sharks as you explore the Wild Reef, claim your VIP pass to the Aquatic Show, and immerse yourself in the beautiful and delicate World of Jellies. Ample time will remain to tour the aquarium at your leisure.
Family Bike Tours
There are hundreds of bike sharing stations around Chicago. Each station includes a payment kiosk, a station map and the bikes that can be released by using the ride code given when you purchase. You can then ride the bike to explore downtown Chicago!
The closest station to the Sheraton hotel is at the corner of Cityfront Plaza and North Water Street (view website for further directions).
Harry Caray’s Chicago Sports Museum
If you are a sports fanatic, you have to come here! There are several interactive activities for everyone to enjoy while learning the history of Chicago sports. The museum also includes a renowned restaurant, Harry Caray’s 7th Inning Stretch. You cannot go wrong with classic American comfort food. This recent addition to the Magnificent Mile is located on the seventh floor of the Water Tower Place.
835 N. Michigan Ave
Chicago Children’s Theatre
Since 2005, Chicago Children’s Theatre has provided families with professional theatre programming throughout different venues. Starting October 9, A Year With Frog and Toad will begin at the Ruth Page Center for Arts. Based on the books, the show follows two best friends, the cheerful frog and the grumpy toad, while they endure their friendship through each weather season. This is a great show that will keep children engaged while learning life lessons. Check out the website for other showings.
1464 N. Milwaukee Ave
Ruth Page Center for Arts
1016 North Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60610
Kohl Children's Museum
Chicago Children’s Museum is a place where families and caregivers with infants and children are encouraged to create, explore, and discover together through play. The museum features three vibrant floors of exhibits and activities that provide sensory experiences and engaging educational content focusing on literacy, science, math, visual and performing arts, and health.
Located at Navy Pier- 700 East Grand Avenue
Lincoln Park Zoo
Lincoln Park Zoo is primarily dedicated to providing animals with high quality care. They have a large assortment of animals from mammals, birds to reptiles. Visit to meet their adorable new arrivals that include a baby white-cheeked gibbon and a baby black rhinoceros, plus many more!
2001 N. Clark St.