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Explore the Crystal Gardens at Navy Pier

Whatever the weather, look to Navy Pier’s indoor botanical garden, The Crystal Gardens, for your Chicagoland oasis.

The Crystal Gardens at night with the Wheel glowing in the background


The Crystal Gardens is a beautiful, one-acre ,indoor botanical garden at Navy Pier. This six-story glass atrium holds more than 80 live palm trees, hanging twinkle lights and dancing leapfrog fountains. The Crystal Gardens offer beautiful views of the lakefront, Chicago skyline and Navy Pier’s Centennial WheelIt's located just steps from the main entrance to the Pier on the second level.

Friends snap a quick selfie in the Crystal Gardens

Tips & Tricks

The Crystal Gardens is one of the most Instagram-worthy spots on the Pier! Whether it’s a selfie or a group photo, you won’t want to miss snapping a picture at this spot.

If you’re looking to plan a private event, this is a great place to host it! The Crystal Gardens can accommodate groups of 100 to 1,500 guests. Each event is planned individually by a sales and catering representative from Phil Stefani Signature Restaurants. For more information, please visit

A group poses for a photo at the Navy Pier New Year's Eve Party

New Year's Eve

Ring in the new year at The Crystal Gardens New Year’s Eve Party! The event includes premium top shelf beverages, food from Phil Stefani Signature Restaurants, 20+ premium liquor bars, a midnight champagne toast and more. It's always an unforgettable experience!

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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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