21529
Illinois

Windy City Adventures With Your Grandchild

Explore Chicago with your grandchild from a boat on the Chicago River, and get insider access at Wrigley Field and the Museum of Science and Industry!
Rating (5)
Program No. 21529RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,399 / ADULT
849 / CHILD

At a Glance

Did you know that Chicago is home to the original skyscraper? Do you know why it’s called “The Windy City” and the city of “Big Shoulders?” Let the world-class city of Chicago opens its arms wide and welcome you and your grandchild as you experience Chicago by trolley and by ship along the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. Together you’ll learn about dinosaurs, architecture, genetics, baseball history and more at museums across the city, including a behind-the-scenes experience at the famous Museum of Science and Industry.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Entire days spent out and about in Chicago. Walking up to one mile at a time, standing for periods at museums; some stairs.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • See the city from above as you walk out onto the glass ledge of the Sky Deck at Willis Tower.
  • Visit iconic Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs, where an expert takes you to stadium areas most fans never see.
  • Explore the famous skyscrapers of Chicago by ship along the Chicago River, and become architects yourselves with a Lego Artist.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 8-12.
Featured Expert
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Susan Diamond
Susan Diamond is a group leader who is a life long Chicagoan. She is an inspirational writer and thought leader with an international following in social media and on Beliefnet.com. Susan is an active member of the esteemed Chicago Council on Global Affairs, a nonpartisan forum for world leaders, policymakers, and experts. Susan sits on the Chicago board of One Acre Fund, a leading NGO solving the problem of extreme poverty and chronic hunger through agricultural micro-finance. Her background also includes expertise in running three successful businesses, lecturing on middle-east policy, and she enjoyed a brief stint behind the scenes of Chicago politics.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Susan Diamond
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