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R5HSA Conference - Stay to Play



Welcome to Chicago! We are so glad you are here and we're excited to show you around! 

Chicago boasts 2.8 million residents, 126 skyscrapers, 100 neighborhoods, 500 playgrounds, and more than 7,500 restaurants!

With so much to see and do, it's hard to choose how to spend your free time.
So we put together a list of Chicago favorites to share,  personally chosen by IHSA staff!

Our favorites are excited to offer exclusive promotion codes just for Region 5 Head Start Association Conference attendees!
Take advantage of these fun deals and make memories with each other!

After all, you DESERVE to learn AND PLAY!

**These exclusive deals are ONLY eligible during conference week (10/1 to 10/9)**

TITLE  Prince: The Immersive Experience


PROMO CODE:    R5HSA20  for 20% off

Dearly Beloved, we invite you to journey through an interactive, multi-sensory experience celebrating the visionary Artist known as Prince. Tour 10 immersive spaces and explore his life, creative evolution, and singular talent as you step inside the iconic Purple Rain album cover and an immersive audiovisual room designed by Prince's lighting and production designer. 

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TITLE  Museum of Science & Industry, Chicago


PROMO CODE:    R5HSA2022  for $5 off

Tornados to Tesla coils, ancient boats to futuristic 'bots - the interactive and award-winning exhibits at MSI bring science to life for all guests of all ages!

TITLE  Chicago Children's Museum


PROMO :    Show your R5HSA Conference Badge for FREE admission

We believe in the power of play.
When we play, we learn. We create. We strengthen and grow.
Chicago Children's Museum's mission is to improve children's lives by creating a community where play and learning connect. 

TITLE:   Chicago Sympony Orchestra at Symphony Center


PROMO CODE:   R5HSA  for 25% off   (Apply code prior to choosing seats)

Mussorgsky, shaken by the passing of his friend, the artist Victor Hartmann, turned his grief into music, composing his lavishly evocative 10-movement suite inspired by Hartmann's sketches. Riccardo Muti leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Ravel's iconic orchestration of Mussorgsky's Pictures from an Exhibition. Renowned pianist Maurizio Pollini makes his long-awaited return to the CSO in Mozart's dark-hued final piano concerto. The program opens with Franck's supernatural thriller The Accursed Huntsman

TITLE:   Pizzeria Due  (Sister of Uno's Pizza)

ADDRESS:  619 North Wabash (13 minute walk from Hyatt)


PROMO:   Show your R5HSA Conference Badge for 15% off   

Come eat at the original! Started in 1955 by the man who started it all, Ike Sewall,
Pizzeria Due still makes pizza the same way it always has. Pair some deep dish or our thin crust with one of our 10 local draft beers for a great meal!

TITLE:   Water Tower Place  

ADDRESS:  935 North Michigan Aveniue (Take the Mag Mile up north!)


PROMO:   Click the link above for special offers and codes from Water Tower Place                                          retailers! Just mention the code at checkout!

Water Tower Place is a Chicago landmark on the Magnificent Mile and renowned for its vast selection of over 60 stores. Beyond shopping, the seven-story mall also houses a number of restaurants and entertainment options, including a live theater. Explore our directory for a complete list of stores, dining choices, and more unique offerings. 

TITLE:   The Chicago Bulls 

ADDRESS:  1901 West Madison Street (United Center)


PROMO:   Discounted tickets available - click the above link!

Cheer with us this season at the United Center!  Join IHSA Region V Conference for a legendary group outing with the Chicago Bulls. 

Share the excitement of Bulls pre-season basketball and the NBA's leading entertainment experience as the team takes on the New Orleans Pelicans and the Denver Nuggets.

TITLE  Field Museum of Natural Sciences


PROMO :    Show your R5HSA Conference Badge for FREE admission

Explore cultures present and past, find the latest scientific discoveries, and travel the world right here in Chicago. 

TITLE:   Hot Tix - Half Price Theatre Tickets


PROMO:   Discounted tickets available - click the above link!

Hot Tix offers half-price tickets to a wide variety of Chicago theatre productions in the current week as well as future performances. Tickets are available online or by visiting one of our outlet locations in downtown Chicago. 

A service of the non-profit League of Chicago Theatres, Hot Tix is unique to Chicago and has been serving Chicago theatres and audiences for over 40 years. 


TITLE:   Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower

ADDRESS:  233 South Wacker Drive 


Skydeck Chicago is the breathtaking, thrilling observatory destination atop the iconic Willis Tower. The highest observation deck in the United States, Skydeck provides views of the city spanning up to four states and 50 miles on a clear day. After undergoing an extensive transformation in 2021, Skydeck offers a can't miss, one-stop attraction to discover and seel all that the city of Chicago offers from an incomparable vantage point.