Mercury, Chicago's Skyline Cruiseline

 
Join Mercury, Chicago's Skyline Cruiseline for your choice of several fun tours narrated by our lively tour guides including our daytime Urban Adventure Cruise and evening CHICAGO BY NIGHT! Cruise. Our specialty Science is Fun Cruise is the ultimate science classroom experience led by Professor Mercury. Tours depart from the Chicago Riverwalk at Michigan Avenue and Wacker Drive, three blocks away from Millennium Park.
 
Contact Info
Address: 112 E. Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 60601. Cook County.
Tel: 312-332-1353.
Hrs: See website.
  
SCHOOLS
Mercury’s Science is Fun Cruise is specially developed for student groups following Illinois Learning and NextGen Science Standards. The cruise offers 90 minutes of fun as students participate in hands-on experiments to test the lake and river waters, learn how a boat floats, discover how skyscrapers stand up to gravity and learn what it takes to lift and lower one of Chicago’s famous bridges.
 
Contact Info
Phone: 312-332-1368.
 
Supports Classroom Learning In: Science.
Trip Info
Grade Level: 4th-8th. 
Group Size: Min. 30. 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 90 minutes.
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: Varies.
Registration: Phone, Email.
Food Options: Available for purchase onboard.
Cost: Fee.
Accessible To: Physically challenged (when available, with advance notice).
 
 
SCOUTS
Take scouts on one of our exciting cruises and teach them fun facts about Chicago’s rich history. Depending on tour, topics may range from architecture and history to a series of fun, hands-on experiments in the Science is Fun Cruise.
 
Contact Info
Phone: 312-332-1368.
 
Supports Scout Badges In: Science, Social Studies.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: 4th-8th. 
Group Size: Min. 30. 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 90 minutes.
Recomm. Ratio of Scouts to Staff: Varies.
Registration: Phone, Email.
Food Options: Available for purchase onboard.
Cost: Fee.
Accessible To: Physically challenged (when available, with advance notice).
 
 
HOMESCHOOL
Homeschool groups can enjoy stunning views of Chicago’s skyline while learning about the city’s rich history. Larger groups can register for the Science is Fun Cruise to participate in hands-on experiments involving the lake and river waters.
 
Contact Info
Phone: 312-332-1368.
 
Supports Classroom Learning In: Science, Social Studies.
Trip Info
Grade Level: 4th-8th. 
Group Size: Min. 30. 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities.
Recomm. Length of Visit: 90 minutes.
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: Varies.
Registration: Phone, Email.
Food Options: Available for purchase onboard.
Cost: Fee.
Accessible To: Physically challenged (when available, with advance notice).
 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Boat Excursion Lesson Plan

Did you know a boat can be built out of concrete and it will still float? As long as the boat is lighter than the water it displaces, it will stay above water. Let students learn about how boats work, and explore hands-on activities students can do to “help” on the boat.... Continue