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Posted on Thursday, 20 August 2020

Top 10 Things to Take Advantage of Before Summer Ends

From date night to a day out with friends, there’s always a reason to stop by the Pier. Take advantage of these fun activities before summer ends. 

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Posted on Tuesday, 18 August 2020

End of Summer Family-Friendly Bucket List

Whether you’re looking for a day trip away from the house or you’re coming into the city for a longer getaway, you’ll want to plan at least a half day at Navy Pier. Make sure to add these to your summer bucket list before it’s too late! 

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Posted on Monday, 17 August 2020

Navy Pier: Creating Mission-Driven Public Programming

Creating nearly 250 free public programs on an annual basis is no easy feat. With so many programs throughout the year, Navy Pier creates multiple engagement opportunities for donors and partners of all types.

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Posted on Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Navy Pier: The Guest Experience Story

Navy Pier, serves all of Chicagoland and provides more than 250 free arts and culture programs annually. The Pier also employs nearly 500 part‐time or seasonal Guest Experience team members to support these and its many other efforts. 

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Posted on Tuesday, 28 July 2020

A Day on the Water

Chicagoans love to be on the water when the weather is nice, so to get the full experience on your visit, you’ll want to take advantage of a boat tour! 

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Posted on Monday, 27 July 2020

Dog Days of Summer at Navy Pier

Enjoy the dog days of summer with your very own dog at the Pier. From strolling to dining, there is tons to do with your pup at Navy Pier.

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Posted on Thursday, 23 July 2020

Explore the Latest Outdoor Installation at Navy Pier: Play Never Stops!

Chicago Children’s Museum just debuted a new free outdoor exhibit of installation this week to help you and your family play and engage in Navy Pier’s outdoor spaces.

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Posted on Friday, 17 July 2020

Catch these Pokémon GO Fest 2020 Special Offers at Navy Pier

Navy Pier and our on-site partners have a variety of exciting promotions to help you enjoy the weekend! Make sure to visit the Pier to have the best Pokémon GO Fest 2020 weekend in Chicago.

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Posted on Monday, 13 July 2020

Behind the scenes of The Crystal Gardens

The Crystal Gardens is a gorgeous indoor, one-acre botanical garden open to the public and available for private events, like weddings and more, conveniently located at Navy Pier! Walk through the front entrance and through the Fifth Third Bank Family Pavilion, take the staircase up, and the garden awaits.

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About Navy Pier

More Than You Imagine

Navy Pier is the People’s Pier, Chicago’s lakefront treasure, welcoming all and offering dynamic and eclectic experiences through partnerships and programs that inspire discovery and wonder.

Since its reopening in 1995, more than 180 million guests have come to enjoy the Pier's 50 acres of unparalleled attractions and experiences. In 2020, Navy Pier continues to evolve into an accessible, year-round centerpiece for Chicago’s diverse arts and cultural treasures.


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