Some fun places for kids in Chicago are the Children's Museum at Navy Pier, Shedd Aquarium and Lincoln Park Zoo. Each of these places is located within the city of Chicago and accessible using public transportation.
Let your kids explore the Children's Museum's opportunities for hands-on learning about science, art and community. Its Navy Pier location also allows you to take the children on a Ferris Wheel or play a round of mini-golf while taking in spacious lake views. Spend the whole day at the free Lincoln Park Zoo, taking in the main animal attractions such as the gorillas and seals, as well as a farm with cows and chickens.