About Museum Campus
Home to the world-famous Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, and Adler Planetarium, the Museum Campus was the brainchild of Daniel Burnham, an architect and city planner who wanted the city's most prominent lake-front attractions to be linked by a series of public parks and gardens. All in all, the Campus covers more than 57 acres. During the warmer months, this wide-open space is a popular place to laze away your afternoon. Since the Campus first opened in 1998, it has received over 4 million visitors annually.