Middle School Chicago Trip: Day 2

Wednesday was our second full day in Chicago and we continued our explorations. On this day we focused on the center of the city.

Our day began with a guided tour of the Art Institute of Chicago. The docents are amazing and the opportunity to have such an up close look at the masterpieces housed there is something that will stay with them. There was an emphasis on the art of Asia and Africa as we had studied those continents this year in Social Studies.

After the museum the kids needed some time to be kids so we headed across the street to Millennium Park where they had some fun running around, making human pyramids, and just being kids. We also stopped by the “Bean” for a classic Chicago photo op.

Finally we headed to the tallest building in Chicago, the Willis Tower (Formerly known as Sears Tower). We all walked out onto the “Skydeck”, a plexiglass enclosure where you can look straight down to the street, and snapped a few pictures.

It was a fun day. Tomorrow is our last full day in the city. Check in to see what we did to wrap up our trip!

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