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Come one, come all, to the extended hours at the Chicago Children’s Museum! Now until the end of summer, September 3, the museum will be open Sunday-Wednesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.  This gives you and the little ones plenty of time to enjoy all the hands-on, high…

Sand Mandala

Mandala, a word which is loosely translated to the word “circle” is a sacred piece of art created with sand for the Buddhism and Hindu religions. The Mandala is seen as a piece of art to many around the world, but in these religions it symbolizes radial balance. Seeing a Mandala being created is a…

Landshark Beer Garden at Navy Pier

The Landshark Beer Garden at Navy Pier always promises a pleasant experience to all guests. After a fun filled day at Navy Pier, the Beer Garden is a perfect place to sit back, relax and enjoy the gorgeous city-views right on the lake. This summer will be no exception. Come enjoy a day at Navy…

Make Music Chicago at Navy Pier

Make Music Chicago is a completely free, one-day music festival presented by Rush Hour Concerts. This year, it returns for its second annual event on the first day of summer, Thursday, June 21! Make Music Chicago celebrates the ability of everyone to make music. Age, ability level and genre do not matter. Everyone can come…

Ryba's Fudge Shoppe

With all the exciting things Navy Pier has to offer, strolling up and down the Pier can be tiring.  Luckily, Navy Pier is lined with delicious options for snacks to keep you going throughout the day!   Satisfy the sweet tooth! Got a sweet tooth you need to satisfy, and then head over to Ryba’s…

Smith Museum of Stained Glass

Need somewhere to cool down during a hot day at the pier? Check out the Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows for free during your next visit to Navy Pier! Located at the lower level terraces of Festival Hall, the museum opened in February of 2000 and is the first museum in the United States…

Chango Loco at Navy Pier!

This summer at the Pier we’ve got plenty of dining options to keep you feeling full and satisfied for your day of fun in the sun. Come visit Harry Caray’s, Bubba Gump’s, Capi’s Italian Kitchen or check out some of our great seasonal hot-spots!   Chango Loco Chango Loco is a refreshing and entertaining addition…

L.L. Bean Bootmobile is coming to Navy Pier!

Founded in 1912 by Leon Leonwood Bean, L.L.Bean began as a one-room operation selling a single product, the Maine Hunting Shoe. Before he knew it, Leon had a thriving mail-order operation catering to those who loved the outdoors, adding apparel and accessories by 1930. Today, L.L. Bean continues to thrive through catalog and online orders…

Tall Ship WIndy at Navy Pier - Blues on the Blue

Set sail on Tall Ship Windy for live blues midst the winds and waters of Lake Michigan.  Grab a drink from the bar, sit back, and enjoy the city skyline at sunset from the decks of this majestic tall ship. Ticket prices: $35 for adults, $30 for students/seniors, $20 for kids. Buy tickets: Tall Ship Windy Presents: Barry…

Amazing Chicago's Funhouse Maze at Navy Pier

Remember the fun-house mazes you went to as a kid? How about experiencing a new and innovative way to race against time? Well, at the Amazing Chicago’s Funhouse Maze, we bring back a part of your childhood so you and your kids can experience all the fun! Or check out Time Freak, an exciting new…