Finding something to do in Chicago when visiting with a large group of family or friends can be a difficult task. Luckily in November at the Museum of Science and Industry, located just 5 minutes from our Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, they’re hosting a special event that gives you VIP access to one of their most popular exhibits: their U-505 Submarine.
The U-505 is the only German submarine captured by the U.S. Navy during World War II and is now featured at the museum as part of a 35,000 square-foot interactive exhibit. The exclusive private tour begins at 8:15 am on Sunday the 20th of November, and lasts for 2.5 hours. The tour, which includes continental breakfast, a guided tour of the exhibit and an on-board tour followed by a presentation on a U-505 expert, only runs once in November and twice in all of 2011. The tour costs $50.00 for adults and $40.00 for children including breakfast, the tour and general admission to the rest of the museum once your tour is finished.
You can buy tickets for the event on the museum’s website, but be quick; the event is a popular one and is sure to sell out quickly! There are group rates available for the submarine tour through the same website and are a great way to save some money while keeping everyone you’re travelling with entertained during your stay in our Downtown Chicago Hotel.
If you can’t get to Chicago on the 20th but are staying at our Chicago Lake Shore Hotel at another date in November you go on-board the submarine during free (with museum admission) 15 minute tours daily.
Chicago Hotel Packages
Our Family Chicago hotel packages are another great way to save some money on your vacation (money that can be spent on other fun activities in the Chicago area!) and if you’re visiting the museum, they include free shuttle service to and from the museum and our hotel!
Our Family Downtown Chicago hotel packages include:
- Accommodation for two adults, and two children for 1 night.
- Full American breakfast buffet for the whole family
- Free shuttle service between the hotel and the museum
- Scheduled free shuttle service into Downtown Chicago
- A special gift from our Chicago Lake Shore Hotel to you!