DIY Behind-the-Scenes Tours Around Chicago

Don’t worry, it’s totally natural to feel a little envy…if you didn’t win one of the beyond cool auction items from last month’s Naturally Funny Gala. Featuring behind-the-scene tours of eight of incredible spots around town dreamed up by our partners, the prizes included everything from a Field Museum-led birding expedition to a unique twist on your typical architectural tour from DePaul.

You have to admit it’s kind of awesome that Suzanne W. of the Wetlands Initiative, which also contributed a tour, won the Brushwood prize.

So, in hopes of making us all a winner of sorts, we decided to come up with simple DIY versions of these truly inspired tours.