N u F a c t 0 9

11th International Workshop on
Neutrino Factories, Superbeams and Beta Beams

July 20-25, 2009 — Illinois Institute of Technology — Chicago


Windy City

Chicago is the 3rd largest metropolitan center in the US. The following is a small sample of links for people coming to IIT for short visits.

You may want to get a City Pass or Explorer Pass/Go Chicago card if you plan to go to many of the most popular attractions.
A CTA pass is also useful since the "L" trains are the best way to get around.

Online resources: explorechicago.orgChicago Convention and Tourism BureauWeather forecast

— Star attractions —
Chicago Architecture Boat
(Highly recommended by NuFact09)
See world-class architecture along the Chicago River in 1.5 hr
Run by Chicago Architecture Foundation
Tickets at 224 S. Michigan Ave.
Board boats at southwest corner Michigan and Wacker
Boats at 10, 11, 11:30, 12, 1, 1:30, 2, 3, 3:30
(more on Sat)
Sears Tower Skydeck Tall building with a great view of Chicago, day and night Wacker & Jackson 10am to 10pm $14.95
Navy Pier Several activities including ferris wheel and boat rides Lakefront at Illinois Street 10am to 10pm
(midnight Fri. & Sat.)
None for Navy Pier itself; attractions vary
Field Museum Museum of Natural History 18th Street and Lake Shore Drive 9am to 5pm (last admission at 4) $23
Shedd Aquarium Large aquarium known for its whales East of Field Museum near Lake 9am to 5pm
(6pm weekends)
$15.95, shows extra
Adler Planetarium Planetarium and astronomy museum 1300 South Lake Shore Drive 10am to 4pm
(4:30 weekends)
$10-$25 depending on shows
Chicago Art Institute Great art museum with new wing 111 South Michigan Avenue 10:30am to 5pm
(till 8 Thu)
$12 (Free after 5 Thu)
Chicago Cultural Center Numerous activities regarding the arts 78 E. Washington St. Daily Much of it is free
Museum of Science and Industry 57th St & Lake Shore Drive Mon-Sat 9am-5:30pm, Sun 11am-5:30pm $13 + extra for some exhibits
Hancock Observatory Tall building with good views 875 N. Michigan Ave. 9am-11pm daily $15-29
— Less well-known gems —
The Rookery Beautiful Lobby Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright 209 LaSalle St. 9am to 5pm daily nothing
Hull House Jane Addams House near UIC 800 South Halstead 10am to 4pm
(closed Sat)
Oak Park Studio of Frank Lloyd Wright 951 Chicago Avenue, Oak Park Illinios 11am to 3:20pm
(Sat till 4pm)
$15 for 45-60 minute tour
Hyde Park University of Chicago Campus 5801 South Ellis N/A none
Morton Arboretum Museum of woody plants toward Fermilab Route 53 in Lisle Illinois 7am to 7pm $11
On Campus at IIT Lots of architecture by Mies van der Rohe IIT campus N/A none
— Events —
Chicago Cubs versus Cincinnati Reds Major league baseball Wrigley Field, Clark & Addison Fri Jul 24 at 1:20pm
also Sat Jul 25 at 12:05pm
$32 to $325
Chicago White Sox versus Tampa Bay Rays Major league baseball US Cellular Field, East of IIT Mon, Tue, Wed Jul 20-22 at 7:11pm
also Thu Jul 23 at 1:05pm
$10 to $67
Chicago Lyric Opera no events scheduled
Chicago Symphony Orchestra no events presently scheduled
Ravinia A beautiful music setting 45 minutes north 200 Ravinia Park Road, Highland Park IL 60035 Tue 21 Jul 7pm; John Legend
Wed 22 Jul 8pm; Lyle Lovett
Thu 23 Jul 8pm; Pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin
Fri 24 Jul 8pm; Gerswin & Bernstein (CSO)
Sat 25 Jul 11am; New Millennium Orchestra
Sat 25 Jul 7:30pm; New World Symphony (CSO)
$10 - $40
Less expensive tickets on the "lawn"
Shakespeare Theatre Modern theatre based on original Globe at Navy Pier at Navy Pier Disney's Aladdin, Jul 22-25 at 11am
Jul 23-25 at 2pm
Outdoor Film Festival Classic films on large screen Jul 14-Aug 25 daily at sunset Butler Field in Grant Park Free
Venetian Night Decorated boats parading along lake Lakefront Jul 25 Free
Steppenwolf Theater 1650 N. Halsted St. Up; Jul 21-26 7:30pm, also 3pm on Jul 25-26 $50
Goodman Theatre Theater 170 North Dearborn St. Boleros for the Disenchanted; Jul 21-23,25 7:30pm, Jul 24-25 8pm, Jul 25-26 2pm $22-70
Millennium Park Outdoor concerts Jay Pritzker Pavilion
or great lawn
Min Xiao-Fen's Asian Trio: Return of the Dragon; Sun Jul 19 6:30pm
Edible Audible Picnic: Reggae Dub Sound Clash; Mon Jul 20 noon
Dusk Variations: A Chamber Series; Jul 20 6:30pm
Music Without Borders: Novalima/Issa Bagayogo; Thu Jul 23 6:30pm
Grant Park Music Festival Outdoor concerts Jay Pritzker Pavilion Luna Negra Dance Theater and Luciana Souza; Wed 22 and Fri 24 6:30pm Free
Chicago Criterium Bicycle races Grant Park
Start/Finish at Buckingham Fountain (Columbus & Balbo)
Sun Jul 26 (all day, start 7am) Free