Summer Worlds Tour

Summer Worlds Tour 2019

Summer Worlds Tour offers a week of adventures in Chicago’s premier museums for children entering kindergarten through fifth grade in the fall of 2019. Campers will explore the moon’s past and imagine its future at the Adler Planetarium, encounter the incredible world of bugs at The Field Museum, and investigate underwater environments at the Shedd Aquarium. Activities include investigating exhibits, hands-on activities, creating original art projects, playing learning games, and having lunch along the shore of Lake Michigan.

For more information, please view the 2019 tour guide.

Summer Worlds Tour has been an incredible success for the Adler Planetarium, the Field Museum, and Shedd Aquarium over the years. It has given Chicagoland kids a chance to learn and grow at all three institutions in between school years—an especially important time to keep young minds active! But to make room for new adventures on Museum Campus, the 2019 Summer Worlds Tour will be the last.

Stay tuned for more information on new summer programs in natural history, animals and the environment, and the mysteries of space from the Adler, the Field, and the Shedd in 2020!

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Entering grades K–5th in Fall 2019

2019 Dates
July 8 – 12SOLD OUT
July 15 – 19SOLD OUT
July 22 – 26 SOLD OUT
July 29 – August 2SOLD OUT

Camp Length
Full week sessions at Adler/Field/Shedd

Monday–Friday,  9:00 am–3:00 pm
Sign in starts at 8:30 am and sign out is at 3:00 pm at the Field Museum.

2019 Pricing
General Public: $320
Adler Family Plus or above, Field, or Shedd member: $295

Please note, Summer Worlds Tour campers must be at least 5 years old by September 1, 2019.

General Information

For additional questions, check our 2019 Summer Worlds Tour FAQ or email us at

Summer Worlds Tour is currently sold out. You can register for the waitlist by clicking the “Register for Waitlist”  link above.

Cancellation Fees and Refunds
Cancellations made until and including May 1 will incur a 10% cancellation fee. There will be no refund for cancellations made after May 1.

In the case of low enrollment, we may cancel a camp up to 72 hours before it is scheduled to meet.

The scholarship application period has now ended. Applicants will be notified as to their status by mid to late March 2019.

Additional Camp Info
Summer Worlds Tour Waiver
Summer Worlds Tour Allergy Policy
Summer Worlds Tour Terms and Conditions