Chicago Vacation :: For Spring Break 2014 we took the kids to Chicago for three nights and four days. We crammed as much fun as we could into those four days and had adventures all over the Windy City. I’m going to share our adventures with you in a series of installments so you can see pictures from our excursions and maybe find some inspiration for planning your own trip to Chicago!
Museum of Science and Industry:
Our last stop on our way home from Chicago was the Museum of Science & Industry, where we took part in science experiments, explored trains, plains & rockets, and we even saw the device that ET used to call home! It was such a cool place to explore, and it’s HUGE! We definitely didn’t plan for enough time at the Museum of Science and Industry because we didn’t get to every exhibit. We had to save some of it for our next trip. We did however, happen to be there for the “Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives” exhibit, which is there until August 3, 2014. We had to pay a bit extra to see this exhibit, but it was worth every penny. And since we had free admission to the Museum because of reciprocity with the Cincinnati Museum Center, I didn’t mind forking over extra money to see the exhibit. The Museum of Science & Industry was fun for all ages, not just the kids. We ALL got into the hands-on fun and learning while we were there. If you are in the Chicago area be sure to plan a trip to the Museum of Science & Industry! And plan to make a day of it, or even a couple days! There’s really so much to see and do here! And if you are hungry they do have a cafeteria with great selections to choose from. Visit the Museum of Science & Industry website for more details about hours, location, etc.
My favorite thing about our trip to the Museum of Science & Industry is that Michael was finally able to better explain what he does at work each day to the kids since they had an airplane on display.
Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives ::
This fantastic display of items from the archives of Disney is very impressive. In the “Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives” exhibit we saw props from Mary Poppins, an actual Animator’s Desk, original plans for Walt Disney World, costumes for many shows and much more. If you are in the Chicago area between now and August 3rd 2013 you should make plans to visit this exhibit. Especially if you are a Disney fan!