Navy Pier


Originally completed in 1916 as part of Daniel Burnham's plan for Chicago, Navy Pier is an iconic city landmark inspiring discovery and wonder. Since its reopening in 1995, more than 180 million visitors have come to enjoy the Pier's 50 acres of unparalleled attractions and experiences. As Navy Pier enters its second century, the venue is evolving into an accessible, year-round centerpiece for Chicago’s diverse arts and cultural treasures.

Navy Pier is open year-round* and general operating hours and admission vary depending on the seasons and may be subject to change. Regular Navy Pier hours of operation apply to most merchants, including all retail shops and food court eateries. Visitors are encouraged to contact full-service restaurants, boats and theaters regarding their extended operating hours.

*Navy Pier is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Times are subject to change.

There is no admission fee to enter Navy Pier. Attractions within Navy Pier may have admission prices and those prices can be obtained from each individual attraction’s box office.

Navy Pier hosts EXPO Chicago each year in September, and SOFA Chicago in November.