Navy Pier May Be Closed but It’s Still Open for Imagination: Start Your Next #ChicagoToDoList Today


Although Navy Pier is currently closed to the public out of an abundance of caution following COVID-19 developments, there’s no time like the present to start planning a trip to the lakeside landmark for when it is safe to do so!

Plan your adventure through Social Media

Plan your next adventure at the pier by scrolling through Navy Pier’s Instagram feed for inspiration and to see all the new and old adventures to be had. You can also stay up to date with news from the Pier by liking them on Facebook or following them on Twitter.

Chicago Shakespeare Theater

See a performance at the iconic Chicago Shakespeare Theater! Home to hundreds of performances per year, you can indulge in some of Shakespeare’s most popular classics.

Chicago Children’s Museum

Do you have little one’s at home eager to get out of the house? Take them to the Chicago Children’s Museum at Navy Pier when it’s time! There, they can dress up as a firefighter and put out a ‘fire’, dig for dinosaur bones, go fishing, and much more.

Take a Cruise

Navy Pier offers a variety of cruises along Lake Michigan where you can enjoy the skyline sights day or night. Choose from romantic dinner cruises, fireworks cruises, and even private charters to see Chicago from a whole new point of view.

Centennial Wheel

Navy Pier’s iconic ferris wheel, the Centennial Wheel, is a sight to behold. Not only is it a fun way to see the city, this structure is a marvel in itself. It is 196 feet tall, weighs 525 tons, and holds over 414 passengers. The structure is so secure that it can withstand winds over 100 mph.


Hungry after exploring the Pier? With dozens of dining options, there is something for everyone to satisfy any craving. New this year, Navy Pier is offering a Signature Food Tour, which allows you to sample dishes from several popular Pier restaurants.

Amazing Chicago Funhouse Maze

Navy Pier’s Amazing Chicago Funhouse Maze is an incredibly unique experience that groups of all ages can enjoy. Work together to navigate through 4,000 square feet of interactive excitement and find your way out as you pass through a mirror maze, spinning tunnels, and more. 

Miller Lite Beer Garden

Stop and sip on the gorgeous Miller Lite Beer Garden! From May through October, the Miller Lite Beer Garden on Navy Pier is Chicago’s go-to destination for free, live, outdoor music performances. The menu is chock-full of delicious treats including a vast selection of beers, cocktails, and frozen drinks and a carefully curated food menu. Best of all, there is no cover to enter, and all ages are welcome!

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