21529
Chicago
Intergenerational Adventures in the Windy City
Explore Chicago with your grandchild as you go behind the scenes at the Museum of Science & Industry, visit the tallest building in the country and get insider access at Wrigley Field!
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Program No. 21529RJ
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6 days
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6 days
5 nights
11 meals
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DAY
1
Registration/Dinner/Orientation
Chicago, Illinois
D
Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago

Afternoon: Registration at the hotel is from 3:00 - 5:00 pm.

Dinner: We will have dinner in a local family-friendly restaurant near to the hotel.

Evening: Get acquainted with your fellow participants and an overview of the upcoming week. Upon return to the hotel you might want to enjoy some time in the indoor pool.

DAY
2
Museum of Science and Industry/Sunset Cruise on Lake Michigan
Chicago, Illinois
B,L,D
Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago

Breakfast: Buffet Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: This morning we will travel to Hyde Park, home of President Obama, the University of Chicago and the Museum of Science and Industry. We will have an opportunity to explore the many exhibitions at the museum on our own. Experience Networld, learn about the complexities of genetics and experience the hatching of baby chicks, visit the Henry Crown Space Center, or visit the Fairy Castle or one of the other interesting exhibitions at this world class museum.

Lunch: We will have lunch at the museum.

Afternoon: Continue your exploration of the museum with an expert-led behind the scenes experience.

Dinner: We will have dinner at a local restaurant.

Evening: This evening we will have an extraordinary view of Chicago's magnificent skyline from aboard the deck of boat as we cruise on Lake Michigan.

DAY
3
Lincoln Park Zoo/City Highlights
Chicago, Illinois
B
Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago

Breakfast: Buffet Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: We will spend the morning at the Lincoln Park Zoo. Established in 1868 this zoo has made an ongoing commitment to best standards in conservation, recreation and education, and continues to enthrall visitors 365 days a year. We will have a special zoo experience with a trained zoo educator in addition to time to explore on our own.

Lunch: On your own at the Lincoln Park Zoo. Choices range from burgers, pizza, Mexican, salads and Chicago-style hot dogs.

Afternoon: This afternoon we will board our own private iconic Chicago trolley for a city highlights tour with fun stops along the way.

Dinner: Dinner and the evening are on your own. Our group leaders will be happy to provide suggestions to please every palate and for your evening's entertainment.

DAY
4
Wrigley Field/Skydeck-Willis Tower/Fireworks
Chicago, Illinois
B,L,D
Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: This morning we will board the bus for an expert-led experience of Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs. We will go behind the scenes of this iconic ball field.

Lunch: We will enjoy a great baseball themed lunch at a local Wrigleyville restaurant.

Afternoon: This afternoon we will visit the Sky Deck at Willis Tower, where we will have the opportunity to step out on the glass ledge and view the city from atop the tallest building in the western hemisphere

Dinner: This evening we will have dinner at a local downtown restaurant.

Evening: This evening you will have the opportunity to explore Navy Pier, take in a game of mini-golf, ride on a 150 foot high Ferris Wheel*, carousel, or wave swinger. When the sun goes down, we will have an opportunity to enjoy a fantastic fireworks exhibition set to music, before returning to the hotel for the evening. *The Ferris Wheel is under reconstruction and is expected to reopen, Summer 2016.

DAY
5
Field Museum/Shedd Aquarium
Chicago, Illinois
B,D
Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago

Breakfast: Buffet Breakfast at the Hotel.

Morning: This morning we will board the bus for The Field Museum of Natural History. We will have the opportunity to explore with an expert as well as on our own. Ancient Egypt, Dinosaurs, Africa, Gems and Native Americans are among the many wonderful exhibits at this world class institution.

Lunch: Lunch on your own at the Field Museum or one of the many food carts available around Museum Campus.

Afternoon: We will spend the afternoon exploring the Shedd Aquarium and Oceanarium. The Aquatics show will provide an opportunity to learn about the marine animals that live at the Shedd. We will have a special expert-led experience of the aquarium prior to returning to the hotel.

Dinner: Dinner tonight is at a local restaurant.

Evening: This evening we will have an opportunity to have one last evening swim in the pool at the hotel.

DAY
6
Breakfast/Departure
Chicago, Illinois
B

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: The program ends after breakfast. Check out at the hotel is at noon, so you have time to savor your last morning in the windy city. We hope you have enjoyed your experience in Chicago!