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Accessibility

Navy Pier makes a concerted effort to make the Navy Pier complex accessible to all visitors. Many of our attractions offer inclusive features for people with disabilities. Learn more here.

Wheelchairs

Wheelchairs are available at the Guest Services Desk located inside the main entrance to Navy Pier on a first-come, first-served basis. A valid driver’s license, state ID or military ID is held at the Guest Services Desk in exchange for the rental of a wheelchair.
Elevators

All levels of the Navy Pier complex are accessible by elevators.
Service Animals

Service animals are permitted inside Navy Pier. Service animals, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), are any guide dog, signal dog or other animal individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability. Service animals are working animals, not pets.
Paratransit Drop-offs and Pick-ups

Paratransit services can drop-off and pick-up passengers from several locations on Navy Pier, including the front main entrance of Navy Pier, and on the north dock at the Family Pavilion entrance and Entrance 1 and 2. All locations are equipped with ramps.
Navy Pier Parking Garages

Accessible parking spaces are available in Navy Pier’s two on-site parking garages, connected to the Pier. In the multi-level West Garage, marked spaces are located near doors and elevators on the first, third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh floors. In the East Garage, designated spaces are located at every door that leads from the garage into the Pier.
Access Shakespeare

A designated performance of every production at Chicago Shakespeare Theater is interpreted in American Sign Language and is audio-described. Please call the Box Office at 1-312-595-5600 (phone) or 1-312-595-3752 (TTY) to book your tickets and ask to be seated in the sign-interpreted section, which is close to the stage or to reserve a listening device. Audio-description begins 15 minutes before the curtain with introductory remarks. For more information, please visit chicagoshakes.com/access.
Chicago Children’s Museum

Chicago Children’s Museum is entirely wheelchair accessible. Elevators serve each of the museum’s three floors, and child- and adult-size wheelchairs are available, free of charge, upon request. CCM also offers a variety of assistive devices, therapeutic and visit guides, special programs and a staff trained to support visitors with disabilities. Learn more about accessibility and inclusion at Chicago Children’s Museum.
Mystic Blue Cruises

The Mystic Blue’s second deck is wheelchair-friendly and is outfitted with accessible restrooms. In order to ensure that you will be seated on the second deck, please inform Mystic Blue Cruises in advance if you or anyone in your party is in a wheelchair or requires special boarding assistance. Call us at 1-877-299-7783.
Odyssey Cruises

Odyssey Cruises second deck is wheelchair Friendly and is outfitted with wheelchair friendly restrooms. In order to ensure that you will be seated on the second deck, please inform Odyssey Cruises in advance if you or anyone in your party is in a wheelchair or requires special boarding assistance. Call us at 1-866-305-2469.
Seadog Chicago

Seadog Cruises vessels can accommodate most standard-sized manual wheelchairs. For information regarding extra-large or motorized chairs or for specific questions regarding boarding please call us in advance at 1-888-636-7737.
Shoreline Sightseeing

Shoreline offers a number of cruises accessible to passengers using wheelchairs or crutches. Our one-level vessels, Voyageur, Riverview and Cityview, offer the most convenient options with space for a wheelchair and restrooms on the same level. Our multi-deck vessels also offer some wheelchair accessibility. Our Water Taxis are not wheelchair accessible. Taxi dock access for those on crutches would involve climbing one to two flights of stairs. More detailed information is available at www.shorelinesightseeing.com under “Accessibility Info” towards the bottom right of our home page. Since every vessel is different and every dock has its own rate of difficulty, we ask that you call us at 1-312-222-9328 to discuss options. Service animals are welcome on all Shoreline boats.
Spirit of Chicago

The Spirit of Chicago’s second deck is wheelchair-friendly and is outfitted with accessible restrooms. In order to ensure that you will be seated on the second deck, please inform Spirit Cruises in advance if you or anyone in your party is in a wheelchair or requires special boarding assistance. Call us at 1-866-273-2469.

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