• Navy Pier


600 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago Illinois 60611 • 1-800-595-PIER

Its allure: undeniable. Its fun factor: sky high. No doubt about it — Navy Pier is a destination dynamo. Chalk it up to the brand-new Ferris wheel that lifts riders nearly 200 feet in the air. Or simply consider the sheer amount of dining, shopping and entertainment options that have drawn crowds here for 100 years. 

Chicago's Navy Pier, which juts an entire six city blocks from the heart of downtown into Lake Michigan, is made up of an outdoor boardwalk adjacent to corridors of exhibits and attractions. More than 8 million people visit it every year.

Come hungry, curious and ready to play. There are enticements for all ages, in every season. Of particular note: From spring through fall, dining and sightseeing cruises embark with the promise of breathtaking skyline views. Winter days are made for cozying up in the IMAX Theatre or romping in the Chicago Children’s Museum

Of course, strolling around Navy Pier is half the fun. Make your way from the sculpture-flecked entrance to the final lookout point at your speed — welcoming anything from the lilt of live bands to the aroma of Chicago-style pizza along the way. As the longtime home of Chicago Shakespeare Theater, there’s always a chance to get your culture fix.

You’ll make an exciting discovery wherever you go — up, down, or round and round.

Chicago Flower & Garden Show


Returning March 18-26, 2017:
A signal of spring, this annual flower show takes over Festival Hall A & B for nine days and will wow you with over 20 life-sized gardens, how-to DIY workshops, instructional seminars and a massive marketplace.





Coming soon to Navy Pier!
April 14, 2017 – July 30, 2017: Exhibitionism, the Rolling Stones blockbuster exhibit, is the largest of its kind. An immersive, interactive music experience; featuring 500 rare Rolling Stones items spanning the bands continued influence on fashion, film, recording and art.



Navy Pier is open year-round, except on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Hours vary depending on the season and may be subject to change.

Monday – Thursday 10 am – 8 pm 
Friday and Saturday 10 am – 10 pm 
Sunday 10 am – 7 pm

FREE! There is no general admission fee or entrance ticket required. Individual attractions may have admission prices with tickets for sale at the individual box offices.


Ferris Wheel


By car:
Drivers can reserve spots in Navy Pier’s garages via Click and Park, a guaranteed parking feature available online at Validated parking is also available at nearby Grand Plaza Park (540 W. State St.) and Ogden Plaza Self Park (300 E. North Water St.) for a discounted $15 when validated at Navy Pier.

By Uber or Lyft:
Use these driving services to the Pier (dropoff is at the front entrance) and to return, take advantage of the new dedicated pickup locations. 

By free trolley:
Navy Pier operates a free trolley seasonally and during select special events. It runs between the Pier and State Street, traveling on Grand and Illinois, stopping at designated points along the way. 

By public transit:
You can get to Navy Pier by direct CTA bus service that comes from Metra and other rail stations, as well as 'L' train stops. 

Other transit options:
Seasonally, water taxis shoot over to the Pier via Shoreline Sightseeing from the Museum Campus and the Michigan Avenue Bridge. Divvy bike rentals are available all around the city, with stations to pick up and dock bikes right on Navy Pier.


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