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From the Centennial Wheel and Pier Park attractions to consumer shows, galas, and festivals, there’s always something exciting to do at Navy Pier! Buy tickets to upcoming events and attractions here. 

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Ticketed Events

Chicago Children’s Museum: Heart and Seoul

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - Sunday, May 6, 2018

Chicago Children’s Museum: Heart and Seoul

Chicago Children’s Museum

Experience life in South Korea first-hand—without ever getting on a plane!

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Heart & Seoul: Growing up in Korea allows visitors to travel to South Korea without ever getting on a plane. Designed with input from five real-life, modern-day South Korean children, this exhibit gives visitors a taste everyday life in school, at home, and throughout the city.

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Odyssey Mother’s Day Cruises

Enjoy an early brunch, afternoon brunch or dinner brunch cruise on the Odyssey!

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Bring the family aboard Odyssey and treat Mom to an event full of her favorite things. Enjoy a delicious meal, dance to live music, receive outstanding service and enjoy spectacular views. There’s no better place to create a special family memory this Mother’s Day.

Mother’s Day Early Brunch – Sunday, May 13th
• Amazing views of iconic Chicago landmarks
• Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet
• Complimentary drink + flower for Mom at boarding
• Board 9:30am | Cruise 10am-12pm | Price from $72.90*

Mother’s Day Afternoon Brunch -Sunday, May 13th
• Amazing views of iconic Chicago landmarks
• Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet
• Complimentary drink + flower for Mom at boarding
• Board 1:30pm | Cruise 2-4pm | Price from $79.90*

Mother’s Day Dinner Cruise – Sunday, May 13th
• Amazing views of iconic Chicago landmarks
• Professional DJ and dance floor
• Plated Mother’s Day Dinner Menu
• Complimentary drink + flower for Mom at boarding
• Board 6pm | Cruise 6:30 – 9pm | Price $89.90

For reservations, call 888.957.2634 or visit odysseycruises.com 

Spirit of Chicago Mother’s Day Cruises

Treat mom to a special brunch or dinner cruise on the Spirit of Chicago!

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Get out on the water this Mother’s Day! Give Mom the day off and treat her to a special event full of festivities and fun aboard Spirit of Chicago. With a mouthwatering buffet, interactive DJ entertainment, dancing and spectacular views, this will surely be a Mother’s Day she’ll remember!

Mother’s Day Brunch Cruises – Sunday, May 13th
• Early Brunch: Board 10:30am | Cruise 11am-1pm | Price $59.90*
• Afternoon Brunch: Board 2:30pm | Cruise 3-5pm | Price $64.90*
• Delicious Mother’s Day brunch buffet menu
• Private table with incredible skyline views, DJ music and interactive games
• Complimentary drink and flower for each mother

Mother’s Day Dinner Cruise – Sunday, May 13th
• Board 6pm | Cruise 6:30-9pm | Price from $79.90*
• Delicious Mother’s Day dinner menu
• Private table with incredible skyline views, DJ music and interactive games
• Complimentary drink and flower for each mother
• Additional upgrades available at checkout

For reservations, call 888.957.2634 or visit spiritcruises.com 

Mystic Blue Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Mystic Blue Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise

11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Mystic Blue

Treat Mom to a special day aboard Mystic Blue.

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Bring the family aboard Mystic and treat Mom to an event full of her favorite things. Enjoy a delicious brunch, dance to live music, receive outstanding service and enjoy spectacular views. There’s no better place to create a special family memory this Mother’s Day.

Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise – Sunday, May 13th
• Amazing views of iconic Chicago landmarks & skyline
• Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet
• Complimentary drink and flower for each mother
• Professional DJ and dance floor
• Board 11:30am | Cruise 12 – 2pm | Price from $59.90

For reservations, call 888.957.2634 or visit mysticbluecruises.com 

NYAA Cheer Nationals 2018

Saturday, July 21, 2018 - Sunday, July 22, 2018

NYAA Cheer Nationals 2018

National Youth Activities Association brings the NYAA Cheer Nationals 2018 to Chicago!

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All are welcome at the NYAA Cheer Nationals 2018! National Youth Activities Association was founded to bring organisations together nationwide that are dedicated to changing the lives of children through extra-curriculuar activities. NYAA and its members are focused on quality, low-cost programs that provide communities with the tools to help their youth develop key life skills.

Spectator passes can be purchased on the day of the event only. Two-day pass must be purchased at the time of the original payment. Customers will not be able to add a “$5.00” payment on day two. 

One-Day Pass: $10.00
Two-Day Pass: $15.00

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Ticketed Shows

Macbeth

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - Sunday, June 24, 2018

Macbeth

Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Magic, witches, dark moors, and stunning sights will delight and trick the eye.

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The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare
By William Shakespeare
Adapted and directed by Aaron Posner and Teller

The famed creators behind Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s sold-out The Tempest, Aaron Posner and Teller (of Penn & Teller), reunite for a new, enchanted take on “the Scottish play.” Diving into the psyches of Macbeth and his Lady, Shakespeare’s seductive, twisted text delivers an explosive, unforgettable examination of what drives a person to risk utter destruction for power. Magic, witches, dark moors, and stunning sights will delight and trick the eye. Presented in the flexible performance space of The Yard, a unique configuration specifically designed for this show will perfectly match Teller’s and Posner’s wild imaginings in a thrilling culmination to the season.

Learn more at chicagoshakes.com.

NOSH Market

Friday, May 4, 2018 - Sunday, May 6, 2018

NOSH Market

Festival Hall

The inaugural NOSH Market is your opportunity to experience a carefully curated collection of the country’s best better for you food brands.

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The inaugural NOSH Market is an experience not to be missed. With hundreds of participating companies showing thousands of products, NOSH is the place for anyone who is interested in eating better, being healthier and focusing on their own wellness. At NOSH Market, you’ll be able to sample health food products and speak directly to their creators, hear their stories and get your own questions answered.

For a further dose of inspiration, NOSH Market offers a robust line-up of programming on some of your favorite topics.

Wekfest Chicago 2018

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Wekfest Chicago 2018

1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Festival Hall

The Wekfest tour will return to the Midwest for the 3rd consecutive year in 2018!

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Since 2008, Wekfest has specialize in bringing a collective group of enthusiasts together to display and share their common passion for the automotive world. Visit www.wekfest-usa.com/2018events/wekfest-chicago-2018/ for more details.

General Admission: $20 Purchase at box office at the day of event. Children under 12 receive free admission.

Waiting for Godot

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - Sunday, June 3, 2018

Waiting for Godot

Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Ireland’s prestigious Druid Theatre is back with an enthralling new interpretation of Beckett’s seminal work.

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Chicago Shakespeare Theater‘s Courtyard Theater
A World’s Stage Production from Ireland
By Samuel Beckett
Directed by Garry Hynes

Ireland’s prestigious Druid Theatre is back with an enthralling new interpretation of Beckett’s seminal work, Waiting for Godot.

In one on the most acclaimed plays of the 20th century, two friends wait at the end of the world for the arrival of the mysterious Godot. To pass the time, they debate life’s great unanswered questions, until two figures appear at dusk. Druid, recognized as one of the world’s greatest acting ensembles, returns after their previous CST engagements of The Cripple of Inishmaan and The Walworth Farce with this universally acclaimed production of Beckett’s classic. Learn more at chicagoshakes.com

Thomas Anders & Modern Talking Band

Friday, August 10, 2018

Thomas Anders & Modern Talking Band

7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Aon Grand Ballroom

Featuring Bad Boys Blue, Fancy, Lian Ross – all in Chicago!

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A mega evening of Euro Dance Music Entertainment! 3 1/2 hours of high energy music, featuring The Gentleman Of Music – Thomas Anders (original magnetic voice of Modern Talking) accompanied by the Modern Talking Band! Bad Boys Blue featuring John McInerney, Fancy, and Lian Ross! Opening entertainment by DJ BPM spinning the best of 80’s hits as soon as the doors open at 6:30 pm. So put your dancing shoes on and come on over for this historic night! Hosted by Iman Huschmand.

Purchase your tickets now!

Ticketed Attractions

Chicago Children’s Museum

Dig for bones on a dinosaur expedition. Scale a three-story schooner, from cargo hold to crow’s nest. Make a big splash in a squirting, pumping water playground (raincoats provided!). Tinker with real tools and materials in the ultimate DIY maker-space. Dress up as a firefighter, drive the truck and put out a “fire.” Paint, print, sew, sketch and sculpt in an authentic art studio. Construct a skyscraper, fish in a river, shop in grocery store and much more. Chicago Children’s Museum is three floors of fun for kids (ages 10 and under) and their families!

Big Bus Tours

Elevate your visit to Chicago with Big Bus Tours. Hop on for panoramic top-deck views of iconic skyscrapers and Lake Michigan, and hop off to explore institutions like Magnificent Mile, Field Museum and Adler Planetarium. Flexible sightseeing in the Windy City is a breeze with Big Bus Chicago.

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Capture Chicago’s iconic sights with Big Bus Tours. Our open-top sightseeing buses grant you exceptional views of the city’s most iconic landmarks and attractions. Hop on the bus from any one of our 14 stops to take in panoramic sights. Our ‘Big Loop’ Red Route Tour showcases Chicago by day, with 14 stops conveniently located close to key landmarks and attractions. Hop on and off as much as you like to explore the sights and discover your own Chicago favorites. You can also choose between a 1-day, 2-day or 3-day ticket, allowing you to tailor your Chicago sightseeing experience to your own schedule.

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Centennial Wheel

Standard Ticket: $16
Groups of 20-50: $13

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Navy Pier’s Centennial Wheel is an iconic part of the Chicago skyline and a treasured piece of Chicago cultural history. Soaring to heights of nearly 200 feet, the Wheel offers visitors unparalleled, 360-degree views of Chicago and Lake Michigan.

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Amazing Chicago’s Funhouse Maze

Squeezing, stomping, spinning… double over laughing… delightfully dizzy, twisting and turning — can you find your way out?

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Navigate your way through 4,000 square feet of interactive Funhouse effects. Lose yourself in the Mirror Maze, stumble your way through the Spinning Tunnel, and much more! Find out for yourself why over 1.5 million guests have gotten lost here.

Warning: While the Maze is not intended to be scary, there are sensory elements which may be too intense for some visitors. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Group Reservations may be made by calling: 312-595-5375 or via email: info@amazingchicago.com.

Purchase tickets at the Pier Park box office.

Carousel

The Carousel is now closed for the 2017 season. Please check back soon in 2018 for updated information!

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Standard Ticket: $5

The Carousel was designed exclusively for Navy Pier. It’s a whimsical work-of-art that recreates the Pier’s golden age of the 1920s when a similar attraction delighted another generation of visitors. The carousel’s 36 hand-painted animals represent the different styles found throughout the history of carousels. Horses, chariots and a playful frog are just a few of the featured characters waiting to carry children of all ages. The hand-painted rounding boards at the top of the 44-foot carousel depict scenes of Navy Pier’s history.

You must be at least 42 inches tall to ride alone or be accompanied by a ticketed adult. Purchase tickets at the Pier Park box office.

Climbing Walls

The Climbing Walls are now closed for the 2017 season. Please check back soon in 2018 for updated information!

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Standard Ticket: $8

Grab hold of the ropes and challenge yourself to climb to the top of these new interactive climbing walls. Purchase tickets at the Pier Park box office.

Light Tower Ride

The Light Tower Ride is now closed for the 2017 season. Please check back soon in 2018 for updated information!

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The Light Tower Ride is now closed for the 2017 season. Please check back soon in 2018 for updated information!

Atomic Rush

Pick your color and then chase it around the game arena. The more you catch it, the more points you score. Be sure to bring your quick reflexes!

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Follow your color and score more points! The faster you go, the more you win! Atomic Rush is fun for everyone here at Navy Pier.

Remote Control Boats

Remote Control Boats are now closed for the 2017 season. Please check back soon in 2018 for updated information!

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Located at the base of the Pepsi Wave Swinger, navigate and maneuver one of eight token-operated, remote control boats through the waters. This attraction requires tokens that can be purchased at the Remote Control Boats.

Remote Control Boats close one hour prior to the closing of Navy Pier and Pier Park.

Time Freak

Race against time to gather more points! Not only are you racing against other players, you’re racing agains the clock! This fun challenge is great for people of all ages.

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Time Freak is a thrilling race against time! Time Freak challenges players to compete against the clock while pushing buttons as they light up. The more buttons you push, the higher your score is. Time Freak is great for all ages.

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