The Ultimate Illinois Family Vacations Quiz
by Staff
Illinois is a state like no other. From the Shedd Aquarium to the Art Institute of Chicago and from Millennium Park to Wrigley Field, Illinois offers excitement, fun, diversity and a certain uniqueness. Take this quiz to discover a little of the excitement and fun of Illinois.

Since when has the Shedd Aquarium been in operation?

  • 1915
  • 1930
  • 1945

Which of these are to be found at the Shedd Aquarium?

  • the Caribbean Coral Reef tank and the Wild Reef Habitat
  • the Great Barrier Reef tank and the Pacific Ocean marine
  • the Coral Island Habitat and the Treasure World fishery

The annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival has films from how many countries?

  • 25
  • 40
  • 55

What is the name of the category in the Chicago International Children's Film Festival that caters for films made by kids under 18?

  • Young Filmmakers
  • Kids Film
  • Child-Produced Work

During the holiday season, what happens in the evening at Lincoln Park Zoo?

  • The animals come to life.
  • The doors are closed to the public.
  • Millions of tiny lights turn on.

If you want to experience ZooLights on a winter evening, how can you get around aside from on foot?

  • on Santa's sleigh
  • on board the Holiday Express train
  • by Cable Car

What is popular among children at the Art Institute of Chicago?

  • impressionist paintings
  • suits of armor, swords and daggers
  • the art workshops

Where are scores of dollhouse-sized rooms located in the Art Institute of Chicago?

  • in the Thorne Miniature Room
  • in the Teeny-Tinies Room
  • in the Mini-Minor Room

What is the real name of the "Bean" in Millennium Park?

  • Cloud Gate
  • Cloud Nine
  • Silver Glory

What overlooks the Crown Fountain from above?

  • a suspension bridge
  • two 50-foot towers
  • a tall spire

The Navy Pier Ferris wheel is a remodel of an older one. Which one?

  • the one built for the Chicago World Columbian Exposition (1893)
  • the Riesenrad Ferris wheel (1897)
  • the Paris Ferris Wheel (1900)

From Navy Pier, you can take a speed boat ride across which lake?

  • Lake Michigan
  • Lake Superior
  • Lake Erie

Where in the Museum of Science and Industry can you feel what it's like under the ocean?

  • in the coal mine exhibit
  • in the WWII German U-boat exhibit
  • in the marine aquarium exhibit

What size are the trains at The Great Train Story?

  • exactly half-size
  • life-size
  • miniature

Why do children love the Chick Hatchery?

  • because they see chicks pecking their shells open
  • because they get to cuddle chicks
  • because they are allowed to take home any chick they like

Which is taller, the John Hancock Center or the Park Tower?

  • the Park Tower
  • the John Hancock Center
  • they are twin buildings of equal height

When does the Chicago Blues Festival take place?

  • for two days in February
  • for two days in April
  • for four days in June

When Wrigley Field was built in 1914, how much did it cost to build?

  • 150000
  • 250000
  • 500000

What do visitors come to see at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum?

  • books and memorabilia from Abraham Lincoln's time
  • Abraham Lincoln's personal treasures
  • a sound and light show with Abraham Lincoln's voice speaking

What external factor can influence the outcome of a hit at the Wrigley Field?

  • the wind
  • a strong lightning bolt
  • the rain