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Saturday, January 19, 2019 - Sunday, February 3, 2019

The Beach Chicago

Aon Grand Ballroom

Presented by Navy Pier and Expo Chicago
Supported by The Chicago Free For All Fund at The Chicago Community Trust, the Navy Pier Associate Board and Hilton Worldwide

Created by New York- based designers, Snarkitecture, The Beach Chicago is an immersive art installation, which consists of a large, open room filled with more than a million antimicrobial and recyclable plastic balls, along with deck chairs, lifeguard chairs, umbrellas and signage that mimic the sensation of a day at the beach.

Fittingly, The Beach Chicago also includes a pier hovering over the ‘sea’ of balls from which onlookers can watch and revel in the installation below.

Escape the bitter cold Chicago weather this winter with a day at The Beach Chicago, on display in Navy Pier’s historic Aon Grand Ballroom from January 19 through February 3, 2019.

The Making of Snarkitecture’s Million Ball Beach

In this short video, the team behind New York-based art collective, Snarkitecture, discuss the making of the “Million Ball Beach:” their inspiration, their design process, and the challenges of bringing this ambitious work of public art to life.

Video features footage from a previous installation at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC.

Hours

Saturday, January 19: 11am – 8pm
Sunday, January 20: 11am – 5pm
Monday, January 21: 11am – 6pm
Tuesday, January 22: CLOSED TO PUBLIC FOR PRIVATE EVENTS
Wednesday, January 23: 3pm – 8pm
Thursday, January 24: 3pm – 8pm
Friday, January 25: 11pm – 8pm
Saturday, January 26: 11am – 8pm 
Sunday, January 27: 11am –  5pm
Monday, January 28: CLOSED TO PUBLIC FOR PRIVATE EVENTS
Tuesday, January 29: CLOSED TO PUBLIC FOR PRIVATE EVENTS
Wednesday, January 30: 3pm – 8pm
Thursday, January 31: 3pm – 8pm
Friday, February 1: 11pm – 8pm
Saturday, February 2: 11am – 8pm
Sunday, February 3: 11am – 5pm

Book a Private Event

To inquire about private events at The Beach Chicago, please call Group Sales at 312-595-5300, or inquire online.

Getting Here & Parking

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