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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

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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Just Dance Live Experience

March 15, 2018 - March 18, 2018

Just Dance Live Experience

Aon Grand Ballroom

Feel the beat. Make your moves. Share the fun!

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Welcome to the world’s first live interactive JUST DANCE experience. Join the dancers, the dreamers and the spotlight-loving scene-stealers for an evening you’ll never forget. With our colorful characters dancing live on stage, you can follow their iconic JUST DANCE moves and share the thrill with your friends and family. Cut loose and lose yourself in the dazzling costumes, groundbreaking visuals and incredible party atmosphere that will stay with you forever! JUST DANCE LIVE is for everyone – even if you don’t know how to dance! Purchase tickets here.

Ticketed Shows

Mary Stuart

February 21, 2018 - April 15, 2018

Mary Stuart

Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Two extraordinary women clash in a power play over the right to rule. Elizabeth I, Queen of England, must decide the fate of her jailed cousin, Mary, Queen of Scots, accused of treason.

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CST’s Courtyard Theater
In a new version by Peter Oswald
Directed by Jenn Thompson

One will rule. One will fall. Two extraordinary women clash in a power play over the right to rule. Elizabeth I, Queen of England, must decide the fate of her jailed cousin, Mary, Queen of Scots, accused of treason. After a single, clandestine meeting where both women’s ambitions are unmasked, the fate of two countries is decided. Jenn Thompson, former artistic director of The Actors Company Theater, (named “Company of the Year” by The Wall Street Journal during her tenure), stages Peter Oswald’s electrifying take on this fascinating drama.

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Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare is home to a smartly abridged, 75-minute production of Shakespeare’s beloved magical comedy.

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The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare
By William Shakespeare
Adapted & directed by Jess McLeod

On Saturdays this winter, our new, third theater, The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, is home to a smartly abridged, 75-minute production that promises to cast its spell on audience members from ages 9 to 99. Director Jess McLeodhas crafted a Midsummer that celebrates the magic conjured by the chance meetings of characters from different walks of life. Join in the merriment as four young lovers set out for the forest, where an amateur theater troupe is rehearsing. But when the Fairy Court discovers mortals in their midst, mischief ensues until dawn. Following each performance, you are invited to stay for a discussion with the entire cast and to mingle with them in the lobby. Start your weekend with an enchanting visit to a realm where love wins—every time.

 

This production will most be enjoyed by those ages 10 and up.

 
Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare is home to a smartly abridged, 75-minute production of Shakespeare’s beloved magical comedy.

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The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare
By William Shakespeare
Adapted & directed by Jess McLeod

On Saturdays this winter, our new, third theater, The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, is home to a smartly abridged, 75-minute production that promises to cast its spell on audience members from ages 9 to 99. Director Jess McLeodhas crafted a Midsummer that celebrates the magic conjured by the chance meetings of characters from different walks of life. Join in the merriment as four young lovers set out for the forest, where an amateur theater troupe is rehearsing. But when the Fairy Court discovers mortals in their midst, mischief ensues until dawn. Following each performance, you are invited to stay for a discussion with the entire cast and to mingle with them in the lobby. Start your weekend with an enchanting visit to a realm where love wins—every time.

 

This production will most be enjoyed by those ages 10 and up.

 
Chicago Heroes Event

March 3, 2018 - March 4, 2018

Chicago Heroes Event

Festival Hall B

A once in a lifetime experience for fans to meet their favorite celebrities from the hit NBC series, “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago PD,” and “Chicago Med!”

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March 3: Main Event – 9:00am-6:00pm
Saturday VIP Party – 7:30pm-9:30pm
March 4: Main Event – 9:00am-5:00pm
Sunday Funday Party – 6:00pm-9:00pm

A once in a lifetime experience for fans to meet their favorite celebrities from the hit NBC series, “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago PD,” and “Chicago Med.” Come spend a day or the weekend rubbing elbows with celebrity guests such as Sophia Bush, Jesse Lee Soffer, Torrey DeVitto, Jon Seda, Marina Squerciati, Joe Minoso and more. This is your chance to take photos, get autographs or have a private meet and greet with your favorite actor.

You can purchase daily or weekend admission passes to the event along with the option to buy photo ops, autographs, meet and greets and more by visiting our website. We can’t wait to see you in March!

Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare is home to a smartly abridged, 75-minute production of Shakespeare’s beloved magical comedy.

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The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare
By William Shakespeare
Adapted & directed by Jess McLeod

On Saturdays this winter, our new, third theater, The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, is home to a smartly abridged, 75-minute production that promises to cast its spell on audience members from ages 9 to 99. Director Jess McLeodhas crafted a Midsummer that celebrates the magic conjured by the chance meetings of characters from different walks of life. Join in the merriment as four young lovers set out for the forest, where an amateur theater troupe is rehearsing. But when the Fairy Court discovers mortals in their midst, mischief ensues until dawn. Following each performance, you are invited to stay for a discussion with the entire cast and to mingle with them in the lobby. Start your weekend with an enchanting visit to a realm where love wins—every time.

 

This production will most be enjoyed by those ages 10 and up.

 
Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare is home to a smartly abridged, 75-minute production of Shakespeare’s beloved magical comedy.

Read More

The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare
By William Shakespeare
Adapted & directed by Jess McLeod

On Saturdays this winter, our new, third theater, The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, is home to a smartly abridged, 75-minute production that promises to cast its spell on audience members from ages 9 to 99. Director Jess McLeodhas crafted a Midsummer that celebrates the magic conjured by the chance meetings of characters from different walks of life. Join in the merriment as four young lovers set out for the forest, where an amateur theater troupe is rehearsing. But when the Fairy Court discovers mortals in their midst, mischief ensues until dawn. Following each performance, you are invited to stay for a discussion with the entire cast and to mingle with them in the lobby. Start your weekend with an enchanting visit to a realm where love wins—every time.

 

This production will most be enjoyed by those ages 10 and up.

 
Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare is home to a smartly abridged, 75-minute production of Shakespeare’s beloved magical comedy.

Read More

The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare
By William Shakespeare
Adapted & directed by Jess McLeod

On Saturdays this winter, our new, third theater, The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, is home to a smartly abridged, 75-minute production that promises to cast its spell on audience members from ages 9 to 99. Director Jess McLeodhas crafted a Midsummer that celebrates the magic conjured by the chance meetings of characters from different walks of life. Join in the merriment as four young lovers set out for the forest, where an amateur theater troupe is rehearsing. But when the Fairy Court discovers mortals in their midst, mischief ensues until dawn. Following each performance, you are invited to stay for a discussion with the entire cast and to mingle with them in the lobby. Start your weekend with an enchanting visit to a realm where love wins—every time.

 

This production will most be enjoyed by those ages 10 and up.

 
Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare is home to a smartly abridged, 75-minute production of Shakespeare’s beloved magical comedy.

Read More

The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare
By William Shakespeare
Adapted & directed by Jess McLeod

On Saturdays this winter, our new, third theater, The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, is home to a smartly abridged, 75-minute production that promises to cast its spell on audience members from ages 9 to 99. Director Jess McLeodhas crafted a Midsummer that celebrates the magic conjured by the chance meetings of characters from different walks of life. Join in the merriment as four young lovers set out for the forest, where an amateur theater troupe is rehearsing. But when the Fairy Court discovers mortals in their midst, mischief ensues until dawn. Following each performance, you are invited to stay for a discussion with the entire cast and to mingle with them in the lobby. Start your weekend with an enchanting visit to a realm where love wins—every time.

 

This production will most be enjoyed by those ages 10 and up.

 
Chicago Flower & Garden Show 2018

March 14, 2018 - March 18, 2018

Chicago Flower & Garden Show 2018

Festival Hall

Every garden has a story to tell.

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Time to book it to Chicago! The 2018 Chicago Flower & Garden Show, with a theme of “FLOWERTALES: Every Garden Has a Story to Tell,” interprets the unique role flowers, plants and gardens play in the stories of our lives. As planning for the story-themed 2018 Chicago Flower & Garden Show is well underway, a new chapter of this legacy event begins with re-designing the show’s traditional nine-day run to five days. The show runs Wednesday, March 14 through Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Navy Pier, with extended daily hours from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The popular “Evening in Bloom” charity preview will be held from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13, featuring a floral fashion show, “Hort Couture.”

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Marshmello

April 7, 2018

Marshmello

6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Festival Hall

Electronic trap house producer Marshmello comes to Navy Pier for an 18+ show in Festival Hall.

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18 years of age and over

Marshmello is an anonymous producer putting out great music in the trap and future bass scene. As he himself has implied, that is all you really need to know about him; the artist has been pushing a “just enjoy the music, don’t worry about me” mantra since he first appeared. Buy tickets here.

All backpacks, camel backs, and oversized bags will not be permitted within the facility and must be stowed in one of the onsite lockers, at bag check or in the vehicle of the patron. All permitted bags will be thoroughly searched by authorized security prior to entry.

 

I Heart Halal

April 13, 2018 - April 15, 2018

I Heart Halal

Festival Hall A

Learn more about Halal food, fashion and products at I Heart Halal, three full days of sights, sounds, and events to set the heart racing.

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The I Heart Halal Festival is three full days of sights, sounds, and events to set the heart racing:

  • Taste of Halal food hall featuring traditional halal restaurants as well as restaurants going “halal for the weekend”
  • Grand bazaar, featuring Halal products in every category: food, fashion, beauty, health/wellness, sports/fitness, banking/finance, travel, and many more!
  • Exclusive Opening Night Party hosting press and VIP guests—from high-end consumers to regional and national buyers—for a sneak peek at the weekend’s festivities
  • World-renowned speakers and celebrities, concerts, comedy shows, an elite fashion show featuring the world’s top designers in modest fashion, beauty classes, informational seminars, and cooking demonstrations
Macbeth

April 25, 2018 - 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 CST’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.

Click here to learn more.

Wekfest Chicago 2018

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

May 23, 2018 - June 3, 2018

Waiting for Godot

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

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CST’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. 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.

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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: $15
Groups of 20-50: $12

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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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