Discover Illuminarium: Navy Pier’s Newest Sensation


Get ready for an extraordinary adventure at Navy Pier this summer! Opening on Friday, June 28, Illuminarium is set to transform the former Crystal Gardens space into a breathtaking, 32,000 square foot entertainment venue. This cutting-edge attraction promises to transport visitors of all ages to places they could only dream of, from a thrilling safari through Africa to an awe-inspiring journey into outer space, experiencing what it’s like to walk on the Moon.

The Ultimate Immersive Experience

Illuminarium uses advanced techniques from traditional motion picture production and virtual reality, paired with interactive features that simulate real-world sensations—think VR without the glasses! This innovative technology creates an immersive experience that places patrons “inside” the narrative, making it an unforgettable adventure.

Enhancing Navy Pier’s Appeal

This multi-million-dollar project cements Navy Pier as Chicago’s top destination for unique entertainment experiences. Located next door to the popular Flyover, Illuminarium adds to the Pier’s diverse array of attractions and dining options. Known as “The Place That Can Take You Anyplace,” Illuminarium promises to be a must-visit spot for both locals and tourists.

Plan Your Visit

Whether you’re planning a visit soon or later in the summer, Illuminarium is a must-see attraction. While we await more renderings and current photography, a sizzle reel is available to give you a sneak peek of what to expect. Get ready to be amazed by the wonders of Illuminarium at Navy Pier, and make it a highlight of your Chicago summer experience!

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