Museum Campus Walk

Joe Steffen will lead a 3 hour, 4.5 mile walk through Chicago's Museum Campus past the Field Museum of Natural History, Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium, 12th St. Beach, along the Northerly Island nature trail, and around Burnham Park Harbor, following this route. We will walk even if it is raining, so bring an umbrella or poncho. Please do not bring your dog.

Directions: CTA: Take the Green, Orange, or Red Line to Roosevelt and walk 1.5 blocks east to Michigan Ave.
Metra: Take the Metra Electric District Line to the Museum Campus/11th St. station, walk west to Michigan Ave. and south 1 block to Roosevelt Rd.
Driving: Street parking is $2/hour, 3 hours max.

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  • Judi G.

    Just loved this walk! Thank you, Joe!

    July 7, 2013

  • Carol A.

    I enjoyed the walk meeting new people and being apart of this group. Thanks.

    1 · July 6, 2013

    • leslie

      Glad you got home safe and sound. How was the popcorn?

      July 7, 2013

  • Kim

    Joe, I'm in the area but not sure I should be around the ped underpass or somewhere else. Please help.

    July 6, 2013

    • Kim

      Thanks very much Jorie! Hope you enjoyed the walk as much or more than I did. Thanks to Joe for organizing and to Tom for leading the way to Zapatista's!

      July 6, 2013

    • DeLonda D.

      It was nice meeting you Kim!

      1 · July 7, 2013

  • George C.

    Great walk! It was great to see and learn things about our city and great fellowship among the members. I look forward to other Windy City Explorer events.

    1 · July 7, 2013

  • DeLonda D.

    Thank you Joe, I look forward to more exploring.

    1 · July 6, 2013

  • leslie

    I was born and raised in this city and I always learn something new on these tours. Love the history.

    July 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Beautiful walk ! Thanks

    1 · July 6, 2013

  • Rose

    Thanks joe for a wonderful walk tour:)

    1 · July 6, 2013

  • Norma

    Thanks Joe for narrating this tour & thanks to Tom for the restaurant recommendation. I had a great time.

    July 6, 2013

  • Lisa C.

    Nice walk guys... Tom, thanks for suggesting Zapatitas... excellent food, beverages and company...

    July 6, 2013

  • Gwen

    It was great! My very first outing with this meetup, and I am certaining looking forward to more.

    1 · July 6, 2013

  • Tricia B.

    Awesome walk

    July 6, 2013

  • Jasminka

    Thank you Joe for showing us yet another breathtaking side of our great windy city Chicago. And thank you Tom for the personal insight on the Barnham harbor section of the tour.
    All of us can come back to the Musium area parks and beaches to enjoy through out the summer.
    Have a good trip, Joe. Look forward to your well guided walking tours upon your return.

    July 6, 2013

  • Tom B.

    Great walk.... about 30 of us went to Zapatista afterwards and were treated to terrific food & great service!

    2 · July 6, 2013

  • Joanna

    Great walk. Thank you

    July 6, 2013

  • Sarah B.

    Great walk around the museum campus, can't wait to attend the walk next year when the work on Northerly Island is complete so we can walk out to the end of it.

    July 6, 2013

  • Holly

    Always a good tour

    July 6, 2013

  • Frank S.

    Sorry, car problems this AM _ flat tire

    July 6, 2013

  • Sylvia D.

    Sorry bout that! Just too much going on personally. I hope you all have a GREAT time! :D

    July 6, 2013

  • Helene

    Sprained my ankle on 7/4 playing baseball w/the family. Have a great time, everyone!

    July 6, 2013

  • Scott G.

    Looking forward to meeting everyone. This just might be my first successful meetup!

    2 · July 6, 2013

  • Joanna

    Sounds great!

    1 · July 6, 2013

  • Chantal T.

    It's going to be a gorgeous day for a walk, bring your water bottle and your wallet, we going for Margaritas at Zapatista's after the walk!

    2 · July 6, 2013

  • Tom B.

    Zapatista Mexican Grill is just a couple blocks from our finish point.... Some may wish to join us for a meal and a drink or two after the walk!

    1 · July 6, 2013

  • Kathryn

    I'm not feeling well this morning, so I won't be able to go.

    July 6, 2013

  • M. C. J.

    Sorry! Migraine! Have fun!

    July 6, 2013

  • Rodney J.

    Change in plans

    July 6, 2013

  • Bat

    It's too early & become an ordill when coming from the north.
    Enjoy yourselves!

    July 6, 2013

  • d m.

    Something else came up...have to pass tomorrow. Next time.

    July 5, 2013

  • Peabody

    Sorry - relatives arrived as a surprise!p

    July 5, 2013

  • Elena

    Something else came up. I have to cancel, sorry.

    July 5, 2013

  • David R.

    I might be late (internet problems); anybody who can call?

    July 5, 2013

  • Vanessa

    Cramped leg

    July 5, 2013

  • Sharon F.

    I can't join tomorrow. Next time.

    July 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is my favorite walk out of all the ones I've been on over the years.

    July 5, 2013

  • Rose

    I will definitely come :)

    1 · July 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am not going to be in Chicago much more time and It is a pity not have had more meetings like this one. See you on saturday.

    1 · July 4, 2013

  • Penny M.

    Getting so close to my move. So so much to do yet. Next time. Have a wonderful time.

    1 · July 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is my first time. Looking forward for the experience!

    1 · July 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This will be my first outing with this group. I'm looking forward to it!

    1 · July 4, 2013

  • DeLonda D.

    Looking forward to it!

    1 · July 4, 2013

  • Susan R.

    Unfortunately, 10 am is a little early. I get off work at 5 am! :(

    July 3, 2013

  • Dale Angela H.

    This would be a great way to get some exercise and meet people! I need to do some shopping downtown Sat but I definitely can squeeze this activity in beforehand!

    1 · July 3, 2013

  • Helene

    I'm looking forward to this. It will be my first outing with this group. See ya'll Saturday!

    1 · July 2, 2013

  • Irene M.

    This sounds like a great opportunity to see the city and meet some wonderful people.

    1 · July 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be coming

    1 · July 1, 2013

  • Yogee

    This looks pretty interesting.

    1 · June 30, 2013

  • Carol A.

    I am looking forward to my 1st outing with the group.

    1 · June 26, 2013

  • Rose

    This is cool:) hope to meet new friends

    2 · June 24, 2013

  • Mary V.

    Can't wait for this one!

    1 · June 23, 2013

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