94 stories above the city of Chicago, at the tippy top of the iconic John Hancock building, the 360 CHICAGO Observation Deck offers a soaring bird's-eye view of the city. On a sunny day, vast Lake Michigan sparkles far below; at night, the city grid glows amber for miles upon miles. While a visit to this 360-degree is a must-do for every visitor to Chicago, a new series of fun activities—from yoga to painting workshops—makes a visit even more worthwhile.
This spring, the 360 CHICAGO Observation Deck launched exciting bonus activities during its all-new 360 Sky Series, a brand-new lineup of programming that offers extras for families, photographers, architecture fans, artists, music lovers, and yoga enthusiasts.
Most activities are free with the purchase of a general admission ticket. As an added bonus, if you're a local, you'll receive a 50 percent discount on general admission thanks to the observatory's 606 Resident Appreciation Rate.
Mondays: 360 Tripod Mondays is the only day of the week photographers can use a tripod in the observation deck attraction. Set up a tripod all day long to capture skylines, low-light views, night shots, stormy skies and more. Throughout the year, special photography events are led by 360 CHICAGO photography ambassador and renowned photographer, Nick Ulivieri. Best shots shared on social and tagged #360TripodMondays will be considered for a year-end photography exhibit at the venue!
Tuesdays: 360 Sky Guide tours led by Chicago Architecture Foundation volunteers offer an opportunity to learn about Chicago skyline standouts from high above the city, between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Wednesdays: 360 Sky Art encourages painters and illustrators to bring an easel and canvas to capture the unparalleled views throughout the day. 360 CHICAGO provides plastic floor protection and a folding chair for participants. Please note: The Art in the Sky programming will be paused during the heavily trafficked months of June through August, resuming September 1.
Thursdays: 360 Hoppy Hour presented by Revolution Brewing concludes the week’s Sky Series with the Chicago-brewed craft beer specials, big-screen TVs, board games and DJ entertainment from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturdays: 360 Sky Yoga welcomes yoga enthusiasts from all skill levels to a one-hour weekly class led by 360 CHICAGO’s professional instructor. Participants will be led through meditation and gentle flow movements to awaken the senses, stretches, breath-centered movements and morning salutations. This class costs $25 including general admission, and pre-registration is required for the limited-size classes, which begin at 9:30 a.m. Tickets available online. 360 Sky Yoga tickets must be purchased in advance, online for $25.
- Hours: Open 365 days a year, 9 a.m.–11 p.m., the last ticket is sold at 10:30 p.m.
- Tickets: General admission is $20.50 for adults (ages 12+); $13.50 for youth (3-11); free for children under 3. Additional ticket options are available online.