The Second City

Treat your group to loads of laughs at The Second City in Chicago, Illinois! Opened in 1959 as a small cabaret theater in Chicago, The Second City roots its comedy in the improvisational games of theatre academic Viola Spolin. Groups can book tickets for a show or schedule a special improv workshop at Second City's Training Center. Upcoming shows feature singprov (singing improv), twisted humor, dancing, satire, and audience interaction. Group packages come with perks such as waived service fees, dinner reservations, and more. Groups of 16 or more are welcome, and private events can accommodate up to 500 people.
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Contact Info 
Address: Chicago, IL 60614. Cook County. Tel: 312-664-4032. Email: Website: Hrs: Vary. Contact: Group Sales,
Trip Info
Grade Level: Night perfomances are recommended for 14+, special kids shows available during summer afternoons. Activity Type: Day Trips, Performances. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Cost: Fee. 

Museums Fun Facts

Museums are collections - of artifacts, paintings, etc. Talk about what types of collections campers have at home – be they stamps, baseball cards, or other items.

Use this comparison to frame some activities: talk about how museum collections came to be. Who collected and gathered the items on display? Compare this to how campers gathered their own collections at home. Also talk about (both with campers and museum staff) how the exhibits at the museum are arranged – such as the lighting and temperature for a certain exhibit.

Have campers set up a “Trip Museum” back at camp, consisting of items they’ve obtained on field trips; think of it as a group show and tell, where everyone participates and contributes to the collection.