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

Hrs: Vary. See website.

School

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.

Price starts at $12/ticket.

supports classroom learning in:
Science.

topics covered:
Gravity, River Studies.

contact info
Name: Group Tours
Email: grouptours@mercurycruises.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School Group Size: Min. 30 students. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 90 minutes. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Available for purchase onboard. Cost: Fee Accessible To: PD (when available, with advance notice).

Boat Excursion Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

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. And what makes a boat move through the water? Throughout history, boats have been powered by wind, propellers, oars, motors, paddles, and ocean and river currents. Sailboats, which have been around for 5,000 years, can reach speeds of over 47 knots (about 54 mph) from wind power alone!

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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

Hrs: Vary. See website.

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.

supports scout badges in:
Science, Social Studies.

contact info
Phone: 312-332-1368
Email: grouptours@mercurycruises.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School Group Size: Min. 30 scouts. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 90 minutes. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Available for purchase onboard. Cost: Fee Accessible To: PD (when available, with advance notice).

Boat Excursion Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

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. And what makes a boat move through the water? Throughout history, boats have been powered by wind, propellers, oars, motors, paddles, and ocean and river currents. Sailboats, which have been around for 5,000 years, can reach speeds of over 47 knots (about 54 mph) from wind power alone!

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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

Hrs: Vary. See website.

Camp

Take your summer campers 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.

topics covered:
Science, Social Studies.

contact info
Phone: 312-332-1368
Email: grouptours@mercurycruises.com

TRIP INFO

Group Size: Min. 30 campers. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 90 minutes. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Available for purchase onboard. Cost: Fee Accessible To: PD (when available, with advance notice).

Boat Excursion Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

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. And what makes a boat move through the water? Throughout history, boats have been powered by wind, propellers, oars, motors, paddles, and ocean and river currents. Sailboats, which have been around for 5,000 years, can reach speeds of over 47 knots (about 54 mph) from wind power alone!

View Lesson Plan>>

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

Hrs: Vary. See website.

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.

supports classroom learning in:
Science, Social Studies.

contact info
Phone: 312-332-1368
Email: grouptours@mercurycruises.com

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School Group Size: Min. 30 students. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 90 minutes. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Phone, Email. Food Options: Available for purchase onboard. Cost: Fee Accessible To: PD (when available, with advanced notice.)

Boat Excursion Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

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. And what makes a boat move through the water? Throughout history, boats have been powered by wind, propellers, oars, motors, paddles, and ocean and river currents. Sailboats, which have been around for 5,000 years, can reach speeds of over 47 knots (about 54 mph) from wind power alone!

View Lesson Plan>>

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