With 25 acres of awe-inspiring landscape, breathtaking architecture and an iconic collection of public art, Millennium Park is Chicago’s premier green space.

Millennium Park celebrated its 10th anniversary season last year and in 2015 will continue to present dozens of free events and programs including art installations, outdoor concerts, films screenings, alfresco workouts and more.

Don’t miss "The Bean," an eye-catching favorite year round. Take a picture in front of Cloud Gate, the official name for this massive, stainless steel structure that’s become Chicago’s signature landmark. In its mirror-like surface you'll see not only your own reflection, but the magnificent downtown skyline.

Also in Millennium Park, escape into Lurie Garden, a four-seasons urban oasis that pays homage to Chicago's motto — "Urbs in Horto," or City in a Garden. Stand beneath Crown Fountain, two 50-foot towers that reflect the faces of Chicago. See the architecturally-stunning Jay Pritzker Pavilion. Grab a bite at the on-site restaurant Park Grill or picnic on the main plaza.


201 East Randolph Street
(between Michigan Ave. & Columbus Ave.)
Free Admission
Open 6am - 11pm daily


Special Exhibit "Jaume Plensa: 1004 Portraits"

Open daily through December 2015
  • Hours: 6:00am - 11:00pm
  • Location: South Boeing Gallery in Millennium Park
The Spanish artist brings four monumental sculptures to the outdoor gallery space in celebration of Millennium Park's 10th anniversary taking place throughout 2014/2015.


Special Exhibit "Millennium Park: An Anatomy in Photographs"

Open daily through October 2015
  • Hours: 6:00am - 11:00pm
  • Location: North Boeing Gallery in Millennium Park
In a special exhibit for Millennium Park's 10th anniversary, over 50 images highlighting its early history, its construction and its beauty are highlighted.


Lurie Garden Spring Programming

March - May 2015
  • Dates: Vary each week (visit website for full calendar)
  • Location: Lurie Garden (Millennium Park at Columbus Drive & Monroe Street)
On five acres at the southeast corner in Millennium Park, Lure Garden welcomes spring with a series of free lectures and hands-on workshops that inspire individuals and families of all ages to enjoy the natural world. From lessons on beekeeping, basket weaving and basic pruning, to toddler sing-alongs and kiddie art lessons, grow your knowledge of gardening, design and ecology.

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Millennium Park is operated by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) at the City of Chicago. DCASE is dedicated to enriching Chicago’s artistic vitality through free and affordable events and programs.
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