Today Navy Pier is a premiere tourist destination, and is home to the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Chicago Children's Museum, an IMAX Theater, Pier Park, the free Smith Museum of Stained Glass & more. Read more.
The Lincoln Park Zoo is free and open 365 days a year. http://bit.ly/alwaysfree Read more.
This is the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere. The Henry Crown Space Center features rockets, shuttles, satellites, rovers and probes. You can even see the actual Apollo 8 spacecraft! Read more.