Chicago Lakefront Attractions Events

Navy Pier

You can’t truly experience Chicago without a trip to Navy Pier. This 50-acre playground of entertainment, museums, activities, restaurants, and shops is the perfect place for some family fun time. [read more]

Navy Pier Chicago Museum Campus

Alder Planetarium

For an out-of-this-world experience, look no further than the Adler Planetarium. Extending out into Lake Michigan from its Museum Campus home, this is America’s first planetarium and it has become a recognized leader in science education. [read more]

Adler Planetarium Chicago Museum Campus

Shedd Aquarium

At Shedd Aquarium, animals connect you to the living world, inspiring you to make a difference. From whales to snails, tarantulas to turtles, you’ll meet 32,500 creatures from aquatic habitats around the world. [read more]

Shedd Aquarium Chicago Museum Campus

Field Museum

The Field Museum, part of the Museum Campus, educates and entertains with exhibits about nature and culture, prehistoric to present. [read more]

Field Museum Chicago Museum Campus

Grant Park and Buckingham Fountain

Often referred to as “Chicago’s front yard,” Grant Park is over 300-acres of carefully landscaped green space separating the city’s downtown area from Lake Michigan. [read more]

Grant Park Chicago Museum Campus