Chicago is the place to be if you’re looking for a wide variety of adventure and culture. Explore the city and enhance your AAOMS Annual Meeting experience by visiting some of these exciting attractions:
- Visit the 102-year-old Navy Pier: Navy Pier, which first opened in 1916, is the longest public pier in the world, spanning 3,040 feet into Lake Michigan. Want some free fun? Check out the complimentary exhibits: Iván Navarro: This Land is Your Land water tower sculptures; Chakaia Booker: Four Sculptures; or Michael St. Maur Sheil’s photo exhibit of World War I battlefields.
- View the city from the Willis Tower: The tower is the tallest building in the United States at 110 stories. Test your tolerance of heights by stepping onto the glass Ledge that extends four feet out on the 103rd floor.
- Discover aquatic animals: Whether it’s at the Shedd Aquarium, on a kayak on the Chicago River or a boat excursion on Lake Michigan, you can learn about aquatic animals and have fun simultaneously.
- Stroll among the stars and planets at the Adler Planetarium: Immerse yourself in space through such exhibits as “What is a Planet?”, “Mission Moon” and “The Universe: A Walk through Space and Time.”
- Celebrate Lincoln Park Zoo’s 150th anniversary: Walk through the free zoo, and you’ll be able to view training sessions with seals or watch monkeys play with touch-screen computers. Want to enjoy something autumn-themed? Attend the Fall Fest from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday or 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.
- Enjoy a night at the theater with Broadway In Chicago: Take in popular shows, including “Hamilton,” “Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and “Tootsie.”
- Check out the site of the President’s Event, the Art Institute of Chicago: While viewing various famous art pieces at the AAOMS President’s Event, listen to the hip tunes of violinist pop/rock group, The CoverGirls. Tickets are required to attend this event.
Explore more by visiting Choose Chicago!
Navy Pier photo courtesy of Choose Chicago
Adler Planetarium courtesy of Clayton Hauck Photo courtesy of Choose Chicago
Art Institute Photo courtesy of Adam Alexander Photography courtesy of Choose Chicago