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Museum of Science And Industry Discount!

Museum Of Science And Industry DiscountThe best science museum in town is the Museum of Science and Industry. This is where many of us saw our first chicks in an incubator, took a walk on Yesterday’s Main Street and saw our first Fairy Castle. Currently – and for a limited time – you can also get a Museum of Science And Industry discount!

Groupon is offering your choice of two deals on The Museum of Science and Industry tickets.

$69 for Individual Premium membership ($118 value)

  • Free Museum Entry for member and two guests
  • $6 off parking
  • Three free or discounted passes to special exhibitions
  • Six free Omnimax passes per year, plus 50% off additional tickets
  • Regular membership perks

$89 for Household membership ($155 value)

  • Free Museum Entry for two adults, all household children under 18 (or up to four grandchildren), and one guest
  • Free indoor parking
  • Four free or discounted passes to special exhibitions
  • 10 free Omnimax passes per year, plus 50% off additional tickets
  • Regular membership perks

The Groupon expires Oct 31st, 2015. Valid only for new members, or members lapsed for 1 year or more. Not valid for renewals. Limit 1 per household; may purchase 3 more as gifts.

The scientific method has helped humans answer the universe’s most puzzling questions, such as how many times a lab partner will fall for the old rubber-paramecium prank. Unlock nature’s secrets with this Groupon.

Current Visiting Exhibit: D23 Presents: Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives, a collection of more than 300 artifacts celebrating the iconic animation studio’s hold on the American imagination. Spanning nine decades, the exhibition includes drawings, props, and costumes from films and attractions as well as an interactive opportunity to create your own animation. Ends January 4, 2015.

The interactive Coal Mine experience has been one of the Museum of Science and Industry’s favorite attractions since the Museum’s first visitors arrived in 1933. The Museum has added more and more attractions over the decades, but it’s always remained true to its founding mission: to inspire the inventive genius in everyone.

The Museum of Science and Industry is located at 5700 S Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, Illinois 60637 in Chicago.

The Chicago Mosaic School Discount!

The Chicago Mosaic School DiscountOne of the hidden gems in Chicago is The Chicago Mosaic School. This is an intimate location with talented instructors who will open your eyes to a way of creating art in a way you may not be familiar.

Since opening in 2005, the Chicago Mosaic School has promoted the academic study of the art form is fostered through classes that cover topics ranging from introduction to mosaics to glass-on-glass window mosaics and the Ravenna technique to recreate historic works. Spanning more than 7,500 square feet in size, the facility features classrooms, studio spaces, a library, and a gallery. The faculty comprises both professionally trained resident teachers and visiting artists, who lead seminars about their creative specialty. It’s here where they explore all facets of mosaics—from classical reproduction to contemporary abstraction. The space has attracted the attention of international mosaic instructions from countries including England, France, Japan, and Australia. Inside, students with beginner to master skill-sets immerse themselves in workshops that allow them to grow their talents in the art of mosaic craftsmanship. Additionally, Chicago Mosaic School preserves and promotes mosaic art through school programs, community partnerships, and teacher training programs.

You can currently get up to 48% off your purchase of classes at The Chicago Mosaic School:

Consider buying the class for two as a gift and spend some quality time with your spouse or a friend!

Limit 1 per person, but you may buy 2 additional as gifts. The Chicago Mosaic School is located at 1800 W Cuyler Ave. in Chicago.

The Field Museum Chicago Discount!

Field Museum Chicago DiscountOne of the museum staples in Chicago is The Field Museum! This is where many of us first learned about mummies and dinosaurs as well as gems and other extraordinary artifacts. Currently – and for a limited time – you can also get a Field Museum Chicago discount!

Groupon is offering your choice of two deals on The Field Museum tickets.

To be clear, you’ll be paying the price above and you’ll get $5 in Groupon bucks deposited into your account within 7 days of your purchase. Limit 1 per person and you may buy 10 more as gifts.

If you are making this purchase before 7/6/14, you can use coupon code FUN15 at checkout to get 15% off one purchase as well, making your Field Museum Chicago discount that much better.

The Field Museum began in 1893 with a collection of objects from the then-ongoing Chicago World’s Fair, beginning a more than century-long exploration of science, art, and archaeology. These days, the Museum—which shares a lakefront campus with the John G. Shedd Aquarium and the Adler Planetarium—contains more than 25 million artifacts and specimens. The collection is so massive that only 1% of its items can be displayed at a time, though that 1% features plenty of historically significant doozies.

To keep the Museum’s permanent and rotating exhibitions up to date, The Field Museum’s scientists conduct research at global field sites and on the collection itself. To learn how the Museum is beginning to catalog our world for future museumgoers, check out the Groupon Guide’s recent visit.

The Field Museum is located at 1400 S Lake Shore Dr. on the Museum Campus in Chicago.

The Last Ship Chicago Discount!

The Last Ship Chicago ReviewIf you read my review of The Last Ship by Sting, you know that I am a huge fan of this new musical. If you’ve been wanting to get tickets between now and the end of the Chicago run, Goldstar is currently offering discount tickets to see The Last Ship! You can get tickets for as low as $49, but shows are selling out quickly. I would highly suggest choosing a date and booking your show now!

Premiering in Chicago before heading to Broadway, new musical The Last Ship is not only inspired by Sting’s childhood, but it also has an original score by the British pop star. Set in the English seaport village of Wallsend, The Last Ship follows a young man who ventures off to find a future beyond the shipyard. Years later, he returns to discover that his lost love is engaged to someone else, and his proud community is struggling to preserve its way of life. Big, bold and beautiful, The Last Ship has a powerful list of talent behind it: 16-time Grammy-winner Sting, Tony-winning director Joe Mantello (Wicked), Tony-winning playwright John Logan (Red) and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal).

Medieval Times Chicago Discount!

Medieval Times Chicago DiscountMedieval Times Chicago Discount

One of the fun Chicago activities for both Chicagoans and tourists alike is a trip to Medieval Times! Located in Schaumburg (2001 North Roselle Road), Medieval Times is a one-stop entertainment and dinner show complete with maidens, knights, horses and no dinner utensils. It is fun to do this any day, but it’s even better when you can get a Medieval Times Chicago discount!

Medieval Times Chicago Discount: For a limited time, Groupon is offering tickets to Medieval Times for up to 44% off. Prices vary depending on what kind of ticket you purchase, so here is the breakdown:

Ticketing Options

  • $29 for a child’s general-admission ticket ($43.78 value)
  • $39 for an adult general-admission ticket ($69.62 value)
  • $39 for a child’s Royalty package ($54.50 value)
  • $49 for an adult Royalty package ($80.34 value)

Royalty Package

  • VIP seating
  • Cheering banner to support your knight
  • Commemorative program
  • One behind-the-scenes DVD per party

Here is the description of the show per the Groupon site:

Knights in shining armor. White horses. Fair maidens. All the magnificent trappings of a bygone era come to life at Medieval Times, where ironclad knights clash for the title of King’s Champion in front of a wide-eyed audience that peppers the battlefield with cheers and jeers between bites of a four-course dinner. Each two-hour tournament channels the pageantry and spectacle of 11th-century Spain, pitting six competitors against each other inside a spacious, sand-filled arena for the honor of earning the title of champion and the favor of the royal court. A spirited musical score infuses epic onslaughts with an extra dose of tension as adversaries joust atop stallions, deflect ferocious blows, and slice through suits forged of authentic junk mail. To further immerse guests in the fairy tale, Medieval Times encourages each guest to declare their allegiance by cheering loudly for the knight in their corner.

Like royal guests centuries ago, spectators bask in the revelry while feasting upon a finger-friendly bill of fare without the aid of utensils or the “choo-choo” sounds of parents. The four-course feast includes a tomato-bisque soup starter, oven-roasted chicken with a garlic-bread side, single spare rib, and an herb-basted potato. Servers periodically fill patrons’ goblets with soda or water, which adults can supplement with purchases from a full-service bar. Meals conclude with the castle’s sweet pastry dessert.

Medieval Times is a really fun activity for both kids and adults, so grab your Medieval Times Chicago discount and enjoy the show!

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Six Flags Great America Chicago Discount!

Six Flags Great America Chicago DiscountSix Flags Great America Chicago Discount

It’s summer and that means that it’s time to plan your trip to Six Flags! Six Flags Great America is the largest amusement park in the Chicagoland area and is located on the right-hand side of the expressway in Gurnee as you drive up from the city. Seeing the American Eagle peak over the tops of the trees is always my favorite site when getting to Great America. It means you’re about to have a blast! As an adult, though, it’s become just as important to get a Six Flags Great America Chicago discount before visiting.

There are several ways to get a discount at Six Flags in the Chicagoland area at the moment. I will update this list as new options become available, but start here:

  1. Purchase your tickets on the Six Flags website – Buy purchasing your tickets online rather than at the gate, you’ll be saving up to $20 per ticket!
  2. Use codes from specially marked Coca-Cola product cans – Once you have a code, visit the special Six Flags Coca-Cola section to redeem that code. At the moment it appears that you will get the same discount as you would on the regular online purchase ($20 off), but this could change over the course of the summer.

2014 pricing is as follows:

General Admission $64.99
Children Under 48″ $44.99
Children 2 & Under FREE

Make sure that when you visit the park, you use a Six Flags Great America discount. For family of four, you are looking at an entrance fee of over $200, so $80 off that purchase is huge! Also consider bringing along a backpack full of snacks and refillable water bottles to cut down on your food purchases. Six Flags is a fantastic way to spend a day out with the family, but doing it on a budget never hurt anyone!

Have you found another Six Flags Great America Chicago discount? Please leave a comment and I’ll update the list!

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Motown The Musical Chicago Discount!

Motown The Musical Chicago DiscountMotown The Musical Chicago Discount!

Motown has come to town! There is a new production of Motown The Musical being performed at The Oriental Theatre in downtown Chicago (24 W. Randolph St. Chicago, IL 60601) ) This show runs through August 9, 2014 and there are currently tickets available. Even better, there is the option of a Motown The Musical Chicago discount!
Motown The Musical Chicago Discount: Goldstar is currently offering tickets to see Motown The Musical for as low as $69 per ticket. Standard show prices for this production range from $75-$95, so this is a nice discount. Ticket prices and availability may change between now and the end of the run, so you will want to choose your tickets sooner rather than later.

Here is the description provided on Goldstar:

Motown: The Musical thrilled Broadway and now it’s launching its national tour at the Oriental Theatre. Featuring classic songs from the heyday of the Motown sound, the musical tells the story of Berry Gordy’s journey from heavyweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Michael Jackson and more. The timeless Motown sound broke down barriers and got everyone moving to the same beat. Experience the story behind the music in this record-breaking smash hit featuring favorite songs like “My Girl,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “Stop! In the Name of Love,” “Baby I Need Your Lovin'” and many more.

This show has received four Tony nominations and has been a huge hit in New York. Now it’s our turn to experience the music!

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Les Miserables Drury Lane Discount!

Les Miserables Drury Lane DiscountLes Miserables Drury Lane Discount!

There is a new production of Les Miserables being performed at The Drury Lane Theatre, an establishment just outside of Chicago in Oakbrook Terrace (100 Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181.) This show runs through June 8, 2014 and there are currently tickets available. Even better, there is the option of a Les Miserables Drury Lane discount!

Les Miserables Drury Lane Discount: Goldstar is currently offering tickets to see Les Miserables for as low as $22.50 per ticket. Standard show prices for this production range from $45-$60, so this is a significant discount. Ticket prices and availability will change between now and the end of the run.

Here is the description provided on Goldstar:

Grand and uplifting, Les Miserables is a powerful affirmation of the human spirit and one of the most popular musicals of all time. This tale of passion and revolution in 19th-century France won seven Tony Awards on Broadway and was adapted into an Oscar-winning film. Drury Lane kicks off its 30th anniversary season with this sweeping tale of romance, passion, suspense and redemption set against the stormy backdrop of the French Revolution. You’ll be immersed in the tale of ex-convict Jean Valjean’s struggle for redemption while trying to outrun the determined police inspector Javert, and the innocent love of his adopted daughter Cosette for the revolutionary and student, Marius. It’s a celebration of the human struggle for justice and happiness in the face of hardship, carried forward on a gorgeous score, including the beloved songs “I Dreamed a Dream,” “Do You Hear the People Sing?” and more.

You’ve likely seen the movie and you may have seen Les Miserables performed on the stage as well, but like many theatergoers will tell you (including myself), you can never really get enough!

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The Joffrey Ballet: Romeo & Juliet Discount!

The Joffrey Ballet: Romeo & JulietThe Joffrey Ballet: Romeo & Juliet Discount:

The Joffrey Ballet is launching a new production of Romeo & Juliet at the Auditorium Theatre (located at 50 E. Congress Parkway in Chicago) that will run for two weeks only: April 30th-May 11th 2014. This performance is a contemporary take on the classic story that we are all familiar with.

Here is the description according to Goldstar:

The world famous Joffrey Ballet stages a bold contemporary version of one of Shakespeare’s most beloved tragedies, Romeo and Juliet. The Chicago Philharmonic will be on hand to perform Sergei Prokofiev’s powerfully dramatic score, which includes the famous “Dance of the Knights” (aka “Montagues and Capulets”). This timeless story of two young lovers caught between their warring families unfolds against a striking multimedia backdrop, which depicts three different political eras of the 20th century. Choreographed by Krzysztof Pastor, director of the Polish National Ballet, this vibrant new telling of Romeo and Juliet is “stunning … truly magnificent” (London’s The Telegraph).

The Joffrey Ballet: Romeo & Juliet Discount: Currently you can get tickets to see The Joffrey Ballet perform Romeo & Juliet for almost half off the current box office price through Goldstar. There are a variety of dates available in May and they range in price from $48.60 – $91.20 (down from a regular box office price of $81.00 – $152.00). This is a great way to see a fantastic Chicago company perform one of the classics.

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Chicago Shakespeare Theater Tickets Only $20!

Chicago Shakespeare Theater TicketsChicago Shakespeare Theater Tickets

The Chicago Shakespeare Theater at Navy Pier wants everyone to be able to enjoy the theater, no matter what their budget looks like. That is why the established the CST for $20 program! This program enables anyone age 35 or younger to be able to purchase Chicago Shakespeare Theater tickets for only $20 each! You can receive up to two tickets at this price and the guest of your choice can be any age (younger or older than 35). This is an amazing opportunity for anyone to be able to experience the phenomenal productions the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, so be sure to take a look at this opportunity! Here are the details according to CST:

  • All tickets are $20 and are available through this exclusive online program.
  • Anyone under 35 can buy up to two $20 tickets per production. If you’re feeling generous you can even bring someone over 35 as your guest—your boss, your Mom, it’s up to you!
  • We’ll send you email alerts to keep you up to date on our current and upcoming productions.
  • No membership fees, no clubs to join—just great plays at a great price.

To get involved with buying tickets at this price, enter your name, birthday and email address through their form and you’ll be able to move on to the next steps toward excellent Chicago theater!

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