Travel: Adler Planetarium Chicago

July 18, 2018 |  by  |  Photos, Travel  |  No Comments

Adler Planetarium Chicago: 3ten.ca

This place is awesome. Flat out one of the best places I’ve ever been. If you’re in Chicago then check out the Adler Planetarium – and plan to spend about 3-4 hours here – you’ll want to see all the shows you can!

Adler Planetarium Chicago

You can’t go to a planetarium and not talk about Pluto, right?

We will for sure miss you. My Magic School Bus ruler still has you listed, though. You can’t turn back time.

Adler Planetarium Chicago: 3ten.ca

Adler Planetarium Chicago: 3ten.ca

This display is so fun. You get to pick a place in the universe to send you a post card. The closest was about 4.5 days, all the way up to about 8383 years. Ah, no. They won’t have email in 8383 years. We picked an email from the star Proxima Centauri which will arrive in 4.2 years, or in July of 2022. So fun!

Adler Planetarium Chicago: 3ten.ca

Okay – this caught me off guard. I thought it was “Huston, we have a problem” – close, yet not quite accurate.

Adler Planetarium Chicago: 3ten.ca

Adler Planetarium Chicago: 3ten.ca

With 3 theatres in the building be sure to check out at least a couple. Oh, and get your tickets ahead of time.

Adler Planetarium Chicago: 3ten.ca

The planetarium is on Museum Campus and the views of downtown Chicago are beautiful from the peninsula so be sure to spend some time wondering around outside.

Adler Planetarium Chicago: 3ten.ca

Thanks for visiting. Go outside, look up, and enjoy the wonder of the sky. It’s so beautiful. Until next time – eat snacks!!

Travel: Art Institute of Chicago

July 14, 2018 |  by  |  Photos, Travel  |  No Comments

Art Institute of Chicago: 3ten.ca

The Art Institute of Chicago is beautiful. From Monet to Warhol, it’s stunning. They are open daily from 10:30am – 5:00pm, and until 8:00pm on Thursday. First, I can promise you if you’re even slightly more of an art fan than I am, you won’t have enough time in this place.

And, as art fans go, I’m about a 6/10. Really. There was a point where we had to burn though spaces, like powerwalking, that way I had time to spend on the pieces I loved. Know what you want to see beforehand so you don’t miss it. That, however, it hard for me at times since I like to take my time, walk around and be moved by the art. If you really do want to see it all and not quickly, then you’ll need more than one day for sure.

Art Institute of Chicago

I suggest visiting Millenium Park and Cloud Gate in the morning and then checking this place out after an early lunch, giving you the most time to explore.

Art Institute of Chicago: 3ten.ca

This column is beautiful – I just love the contrast of light to dark.

Art Institute of Chicago: 3ten.ca

Classic and modern collide.

Art Institute of Chicago: 3ten.ca

Impressionism will forever be a love of mine. Flat out awe.

Art Institute of Chicago: 3ten.ca

This guy’s hat!

Art Institute of Chicago: 3ten.ca

Haystacks and Van Gogh.

Art Institute of Chicago: 3ten.ca

Art Institute of Chicago: 3ten.ca

And this Caillebotte.

Art Institute of Chicago: 3ten.ca

Ah! The Degas!

One of my favourites.

Art Institute of Chicago: 3ten.ca

Art Institute of Chicago: 3ten.ca

Well, there you have it. A little tour around the Art Institute of Chicago. Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out this post. It’s so much fun to re-visit some of our experiences. Brings me happiness. Happy Saturday friends!

Travel: Shedd Aquarium Chicago

July 11, 2018 |  by  |  Photos, Travel  |  No Comments

Shedd Aquarium: 3ten.ca

The Shedd Aquarium is awesome. A sure ‘to-do’ if you’re visiting the Chicago area. From live shows with rescued animals, all the way to 3D educational movies, this place will keep you busy!

Shedd Aquarium Chicago

The aquarium is located on Museum Campus (along with the Field Museum and the Adler Planetarium) and just north of Soldier Field.

Shedd Aquarium: 3ten.ca

We got the City Pass for Chicago and took total advantage of all the savings (we saved over $300 total for the two of us getting these passes).

Shedd Aquarium: 3ten.ca

Be sure to show up early so you can get seating for the live show (3 families were asked to leave because they didn’t have their free advanced tickets) and your 3D movie – they fill up fast.

Shedd Aquarium: 3ten.ca

Look at this little guy? He’s such a square.

Shedd Aquarium: 3ten.ca

The coral is beautiful. With three floors and more exhibits than I could name, these photos shows a very, very small portion of our visit. Bryce loves this stuff and it’s so fun to watch him say ‘do you know what this is?!’. Pure joy.

Shedd Aquarium: 3ten.ca

Also, the street art is beautiful around Museum Campus. Be sure to give yourself some extra time to explore the grounds.

Shedd Aquarium: 3ten.ca

Well, there you have it – a little insight into our adventure at the Shedd Aquarium. See you soon!

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