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Discover the art and history of Chicago's iconic architecture in a guided walking tour, where participants will learn about famous landmarks and architectural styles that have shaped the city's skyline. Embark on a culinary adventure through the diverse neighborhoods of Chicago, where participants can learn to cook and savor authentic dishes from various cuisines, while also discovering the cultural significance behind each culinary tradition.

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Spotlight Garden Tours

Chicago Botanic Garden @ 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL

Discover the secrets of the lush and vibrant gardens of Chicago as experienced horticulturists bring you on an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour. Immerse yourself in the beauty of plant varieties, design elements, and fascinating stories that have been cultivated over the years. Expand your gardening knowledge and be inspired by the expertise of these dedicated professionals.

(126) All levels 18 and older

Lincoln Park Bike Adventure

Discovery Center

Embark on an unforgettable urban expedition through Lincoln Park's diverse landscapes and iconic landmarks. From stunning architecture to serene lagoons and vibrant gardens, discover the city's hidden gems on two wheels. Whether a novice or seasoned rider, delve into this immersive adventure with expert guidance and all-inclusive amenities for an enriching experience.

(279) All levels 16 and older

Beginner Bird Walk

Chicago Botanic Garden @ 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL

Join us on an evening bird walk through the display gardens as we search for songbirds, waterfowl, and raptors.  No prior bird-watching experience is required, and binoculars are recommended but not necessary! 

(126) Beginner 18 and older
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Seasons of Grief: Nature’s Healing Power

Chicago Botanic Garden @ 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, IL

Embark on a transformative journey of healing and connection through the restorative power of nature. Discover effective nature-based strategies to integrate into your self-care routine, guided by insights from current grief theory and immersive experiences in the natural world. Join a supportive community where sharing personal stories of loss and healing is facilitated, fostering understanding and resilience amidst life's seasons of grief.

(126) All levels 18 and older
$499

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Forest Bathing Experience

Chicago Botanic Garden @ 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL

Immerse yourself in the healing power of the forest and achieve inner peace through the ancient practice of Japanese forest bathing. Connect with nature's harmony and tranquility as you indulge your senses in a gentle and mindful walk, followed by a serene tea ceremony using native plants. Dress for the weather and let the forest guide you towards serenity.

(126) All levels 18 and older

Seasonal Tree Walk

Chicago Botanic Garden @ 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL

Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature as you embark on a captivating journey through the changing landscapes of the Chicago Botanic Garden. Discover the hidden stories and secrets of the unique trees that grace each section of the Garden in this enlightening morning walk.

(126) All levels 18 and older

Birds in the Garden

Chicago Botanic Garden @ 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, IL

Discover the art of creating a vibrant bird oasis in your garden with expert insights and practical tips. From native plant selection to nesting strategies, delve into the intricacies of sustaining diverse bird populations. Join us for an enriching presentation followed by an optional bird walk to witness these principles in action, weather permitting.

(126) All levels 18 and older

Seasonal Perennial Plant Walk

Chicago Botanic Garden @ 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL

Enjoy a morning walk and discover the diversity of perennial plants. Each month, you will explore a sampling of the Garden’s collections of perennials and experience the foliage, flower, and seed formation that provide seasonal interest. Dress for the weather.

(126) All levels 18 and older

Forest Bathing Walk

Chicago Botanic Garden @ 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL

Embark on a rejuvenating journey through nature's embrace with our immersive forest experience. Embrace the therapeutic benefits of Shinrin-yoku as you engage all your senses in the healing power of the forest. Join us for a mindful walk amidst nature's tranquility, culminating in a serene forest tea ceremony.

(126) All levels 18 and older

Gardening for Hummingbirds

Chicago Botanic Garden @ 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, IL

One of summer’s delights is enjoying visits from the ruby-throated hummingbird. Learn about these special guests and how to attract them to gardens. Migration, plant selection, eco-friendly gardening practices, nesting, supplemental feeding, and citizen science will be discussed. Take a home a plant hummingbirds love.

(126) All levels 18 and older
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Downhill Ski Trip

Discovery Center @ 4318 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL

You’d love to learn to downhill ski, but getting to the slopes is too much of a hassle? Wrong! Discovery Center has arranged & organized everything for you with this one day ski holiday amid beautiful surroundings. The trip includes roundtrip transportation (with complimentary coffee and donuts before you start out) & ski fees (including slope fee & lift ticket). The bus trip takes about 1 1/2 hours, so most of your day will be spent...

(279) All levels 16 and older
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Art Institute of Chicago: Drag Queen Un-Highlights Tour

Museum Hack @ 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL

Come through ladies and gentlemen, we’ve got a Queen in the house! We took our Un-Highlights tour and turned up the fabulousness with special guest appearances by Chicago Queen, Wanda Screw of Sadhaus. She’s serving face and serving up the juiciest stories from the Art Institute. Trust us - this ain’t some busted boring museum tour. Join our renegade tour guide + Wanda for a fierce, high-energy, two-hour group tour as you sashay away through...

(428) All levels 16 and older
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The Art Institute of Chicago: Badass Bitches Tour

Museum Hack @ 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL

Remember when feminism happened, and Georgia O’Keeffe kicked butt, and now museums and the art world totally treat male and female artists with equal value? JK JK IT’S STILL SUPER BAD!  On this two-hour tour of the Art Institute of Chicago, we get three things done: We celebrate the awesome women who ARE represented We fill you in on some women you haven’t heard about We kick some ass - we hack the patriarchy and actually (briefly)...

(428) All levels 16 and older
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Sunset Kayaking

Discovery Center @ Exact location will be
, Chicago, IL

Enjoy Chicago at these special time of day from the unique vantage point of the river. See how the city looks transformed when viewed from the river at sunset. See the sunset reflecting off the water and the downtown skyscrapers. No experience is needed for these 3-hour paddles. Dress for the weather. Please Note: $30 Materials Fee will be collected at the time of the class.

(279) All levels 16 and older
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Limousine Scavenger Hunt

Discovery Center @ 2855 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL

Whirl around Chicago in luxury while searching for clues to solve an intriguing riddle! You & your teammates will be pitting your wits against other teams while at the same time visiting famous Chicago landmarks via limousines. Find titillating clues in possible places such as Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), the Magnificent Mile & the University of Chicago. Imagine the surprise of pedestrian by-standers when you & your team jump...

(279) All levels 18 and older
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Canoe Adventure

Chicago Botanic Garden @ 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL

In partnership with Friends of the Chicago River, the Garden invites you to participate in a rare opportunity to canoe the lakes of the Chicago Botanic Garden. Herons, ducks, small fish, and maybe even a few turtles and frogs will greet you as we explore their watery habitat. No experience with canoeing is necessary; instruction, canoes, life jackets, and paddles are all provided. Please choose one of the scheduled start times. You’ll enjoy a...

(126) All levels 5 and older
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$120
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Secret Chicago Tour

Discovery Center @ 2855 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL

Embark on a journey through the clandestine corners of Chicago with our Secret Chicago Tour at the Discovery Center. Explore hidden dives, eccentric emporiums, and forbidden realms not featured in conventional tours. Led by knowledgeable guides, delve into the city's wild side and uncover its enigmatic secrets beyond the tourist trails.

(279) All levels 18 and older
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The Original Chicago Sex Tour

Discovery Center

Take a walk on the wild side of Chicago. Sex industry expert Ken Melvoin-Berg will take you to some of the sexiest spots in Chicago to explore the kinky, freaky and little known locations of Chicago’s sexy past and present. From historical tales of the Everleigh sisters’ house of ill repute and the old Levee district to a visit at an S&M dungeon, a swingers’ club, a little sexy shopping and a few surprises along the way! Polite attitudes...

(279) All levels 18 and older
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Bikes at Night Fireworks Tour

Discovery Center

See Chicago's best attractions in all their illuminated beauty! The twinkling lights of the magnificent skyline, Crown Fountain captivating at night, a night-time water and a light festival. The tour ends with spectacular fireworks at Navy Pier: the ideal finish for a perfect evening! Includes tour guide, bicycle and helmet rental and free bottle of water.  Note: Additional $20 fee due to tour operator on the day of your tour.

(279) All levels 18 and older
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Architectural Chicago Kayak Tour

Discovery Center @ Exact location will be
, Chicago, IL

See Chicago from a whole new perspective... by kayak! Enjoy this architecture and history tour.  You start with an introduction to paddle strokes, group dynamics and river safety. Then, experience the city from water level in this guided tour on the river. Paddle through our great urban “canyon” between the skyscrapers. Learn the story of how the city came to be and grew up along the water.  No experience is needed for this 3-hour...

(279) All levels 16 and older
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Reviews for Tour in Chicago

Tour in Chicago are rated 4.5 stars based on 833 verified reviews from actual CourseHorse.com purchasers.

  • Forest Bathing Experience

    Reviewed by Michelle M. on 9/11/2023
    This was my first experience but I have done a lot of research on forest bathing. Sally did a great job! She is so kind and generous and even stayed a little after to talk to me about how I am trying to set up a business of my own around forest bathing. My only suggestion is that the gardens provide a detailed explanation on where to find the group. I was 15 minuets late because I am not the greatest map reader and had to figure out where to go once I parked. Maybe drawing on the map or suggesting a specific parking lot would help. It was a beautiful day and I am SO glad I attended!
  • The Art Institute of Chicago: Badass Bitches Tour

    Reviewed by Rachel K. on 3/1/2020
    Great Tour led by Jessamyn! Fun and interactive (played games) and learned a lot too.
  • The Art Institute of Chicago: Badass Bitches Tour

    Reviewed by Matt N. on 3/1/2020
    Jessamyn was awesome. The whole experience was well... badass! Matt and Dani Nessetti
  • The Art Institute of Chicago: Badass Bitches Tour

    Reviewed by Karen P. on 4/24/2019
    It was a wonderful tour. Ali made it interesting all the while learning a lot. She is a great teacher and it was a lot of fun. Hope to do another tour:) Karen Parks
  • Downhill Ski Trip

    Reviewed by Irynn Ashaki M. on 2/24/2019
    I was a wonderful experience for our whole group!
  • Birds in the Garden

    Anonymous review on 11/17/2018
    She truly knew her subject material and was very informative. Eager to start making some additions to my garden. Hope you will have her back again......good speaker!
  • The Art Institute of Chicago: Badass Bitches Tour

    Reviewed by Donna V. on 4/29/2018
    Fun, informative and interactive! Sarah was an awesome guide. We learned a lot. But Halloween will never be the same. And that's ok.
  • Art Institute of Chicago: Drag Queen Un-Highlights Tour

    Anonymous review on 2/18/2018
    Very informative and fun tour of CIA—with a history of drag queens thrown in for good measure. Wanda Screw was very knowledgeable about the art; we also tapped our own inner drag queens, under her leadership. Sarah, our other guide, had special surprises along the tour, too. We loved it!

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