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Jan 11, 2013 - Chicago’s best museums

A visit to Chicago, Illinois, is always exciting, especially if you’re with a group on a coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coach or school bus rented from School Bus Charter Rental. Chicago has lots of exciting attractions for rental school bus groups, and Chicago has a large number of interesting and fascinating museums where your charter school bus group will have an entertaining and educational experience.

A visit to the John G. Shedd Aquarium is a must do for any group on a school bus charter rental tour. Also known as The World's Aquarium, the John G. Shedd Aquarium is the most visited museum in Chicago, with over 2 million visitors a year. Take a visit to this underwater world and view more than 32,500 animals representing 1,500 different species. The aquarium and features 8 magical exhibits such as the award-winning Caribbean Reef, a 360-degree tour that brings you eye-to-eye with sharks, sea turtles, and other exotic reef creatures, or explore the world in 80 habitats in Waters of the World. There is also a 4-D Special FX Theater Experience that combines sensory effects from vibrating seats to bubbles and snow, with high-quality 3-D features.

One of the largest science museums in the world is the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. The museum’s mission is to motivate achievement in science, technology, engineering, and medicine. A permanent exhibit called YOU! The Experience, explores how your body, choices, personality, and environment connect to create you in the 21st century. With almost 14 acres of interactive, hands-on exhibits and over 35,000 artifacts, the museum brings out the inner-scientist in visitors of all ages. The Chicago Museum of Science and Industry is a short rental school bus trip away on Lake Shore Drive.

Chicago is a city that boasts of many firsts, and one of these is being home to the first planetarium in the United States. The Adler Planetarium makes it possible for you to experience outer space without leaving Chicago. Get your charter school bus to take you there, where you can view NASA film of the moon, and explore the fully-restored Gemini 12 spacecraft. Your school bus charter group will learn about some of the world's most important telescopes, or you watch one of the many spectacular space and sky shows.

A great way for your school bus rental charter group to learn about Chicago is by paying a visit to the Chicago History Museum. Housing over 22 million artifacts and documents pertaining to Chicago and U.S. history, the museum’s collections include architecture, costumes, archives and manuscripts, decorative and industrial arts, and prints and photographs. Several hands-on galleries make the museum a great place to visit for charter school bus groups.

If your school group needs a bus to tour Chicago’s museums and other attractions, give School Bus Rental Charter a call and find out how they can help you with their friendly, personalized service.