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Summer Worlds Tour

About this recurring event

Summer Worlds Tour offers a week of adventures in Chicago's premier museums for children entering kindergarten through fifth grade.

Children, accompanied by a counselor, race through the grass on the Museum Campus pulling kites along.

Campers will explore the moon's past and imagine its future at the Adler Planetarium, encounter the incredible world of bugs at the Field Museum, and investigate underwater environments at the Shedd Aquarium. Activities include investigating exhibits, hands-on activities, creating original art projects, playing learning games, and having lunch along the shore of Lake Michigan.

Summer Worlds Tour has been an incredible success for the Field Museum, Adler Planetarium, and Shedd Aquarium over the years. It has given Chicagoland children a chance to learn and grow at all three institutions in between school years—an especially important time to keep young minds active! But to make room for new adventures on the Museum Campus, the 2019 season of Summer Worlds Tour will be the last.

Stay tuned for more information on new summer offerings from the Field Museum, Adler Planetarium, and Shedd Aquarium in the summer of 2020!

2019 dates

  • Session 1: July 8–12 (Sold out)
  • Session 2: July 15–19 (Sold out)
  • Session 3: July 22–26 (Sold out)
  • Session 4: July 29–August 2 (Sold out)


Type  Price
General Public $320
Field, Adler, or Shedd Members $295


Camp Length

Full week sessions with days at Field/Adler/Shedd are Monday through Friday, 9am–3pm. Sign in starts at 8:30am, and sign out is at 3:00pm at the Field.


All sessions for 2019 are full. 

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