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Centennial Vision Update – Navy Pier

Centennial Vision Update – Navy Pier

January 31, 2012

The five finalists vying to redesign Navy Pier’s outdoor spaces will present their complete visions in an exhibition at the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) on February 2, 2012.  The concepts will also be displayed at multiple satellite locations around the city and online. Prior to the exhibition, a public presentation will take place on January […]

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LIVE Magellanic Penguins from Shedd Aquarium at Snow Days Chicago!

LIVE Magellanic Penguins from Shedd Aquarium at Snow Days Chicago!

January 27, 2012

January 28 & 29 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. During Snow Days, come meet a couple of penguins from Shedd Aquarium in the Family Pavilion! You’ll be introduced to a couple of our outgoing penguins while one of Shedd’s trainers tells you fascinating facts about Shedd’s penguin population! About Magellanic Penguins  The boldly banded Magellanic […]

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Snow Days: Snow Sculpting Competition Voting & Celebrity Judges!

Snow Days: Snow Sculpting Competition Voting & Celebrity Judges!

January 25, 2012

Snow Days Chicago will include a panel of celebrity judges that will vote on first, second and third place winners amongst the professional teams. The winning team will receive $1,500; second place $1,000 and third place $500. This year’s judges: Dave Hoekstra, Chicago Sun-Times Dave Hoekstra has been a Chicago Sun-Times staff writer since 1985. His work […]

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Winter in Chicago – Events at Navy Pier!

Winter in Chicago – Events at Navy Pier!

January 23, 2012

While this winter has been a mild one… knock on wood… we know that the lack of direct sunlight and diminished time outside is still a bummer for many Chicagoans! However, Navy Pier has lots to see and do during the winter months, and January is no exception! There’s Strictly Sail Chicago and Snow Days […]

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A Greek Journey in the Windy City

A Greek Journey in the Windy City

January 18, 2012

Come one, come all! Experience Greece in the Windy City! Navy Pier’s Neighborhoods of the World will introduce Greek culture to the city of Chicago on March 4 from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Is everyone ready for this? I know we are; so dive right in and get ready to indulge in the rich […]

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Chicago Shakes – The Feast: An Intimate Tempest

Chicago Shakes – The Feast: An Intimate Tempest

January 16, 2012

Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents The Feast: An Intimate Tempest Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare Theater January 18 – March 11, 2012 Chicago Shakespeare Theater will be showing The Feast: An Intimate Tempest this Jan. 8 through March 11 at the Upstairs Theater. The bold collision of text with extraordinary objects and imagery ignites this muscular, innovative […]

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An Evening of Soul in Honor of Black History Month

An Evening of Soul in Honor of Black History Month

January 15, 2012

Dust those dancing shoes off and head down to Navy Pier for An Evening of Soul in honor of Black History Month on Thursday, February 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Crystal Gardens! Take your partner by the hand and get ready for a night of fun on the dance floor! Celebrate Chicago’s […]

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Neighborhoods of the World – Amazing India

Neighborhoods of the World – Amazing India

January 13, 2012

Come to Navy Pier and celebrate all the cultures that make Chicago amazing at Neighborhoods of the World! Take in the colorful array of sights and sounds as you explorevarious cultures in-depth every Sunday from Feb. 26-April 15 at Navy Pier. Enjoy free admission as you visit this all ages event in the Crystal Gardens […]

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Navy Pier Reduced Parking Rates Continue to March 18, 2012!

Navy Pier Reduced Parking Rates Continue to March 18, 2012!

January 12, 2012

Save 25% to 58% on parking every day! November 1, 2011 – March 18, 2012 $14 Monday – Thursday before 5 p.m. $18 Friday – Sunday before 5 p.m. $10 After 5 p.m. seven days a week As Winter WonderFest has drawn to a close, and the holiday season’s cheer leads to that sinking feeling […]

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Neighborhoods of the World at Navy Pier

Neighborhoods of the World at Navy Pier

January 11, 2012

Sundays, February 26 – April 15 Crystal Gardens 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. Free Admission, All Ages  Navy Pier celebrates the rich tapestry of Chicago’s diverse ethnic communities in Neighborhoods of the World in Navy Pier’s Crystal Gardens every Sunday, from February 26 to April 15, 2012! This event is FREE and open to the […]

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IGI Chicago Style Gymnastics Competition at Navy Pier

IGI Chicago Style Gymnastics Competition at Navy Pier

January 9, 2012

IGI Chicago Style Competition returns to Navy Pier! The Illinois Gymnastics Institute isare one of the newest and largest training facilities in Illinois and it offers a safe and fun training environment for children of all ages. The competition is the largest women’s gymnastics invitational meet in the world. Over 98% of ALL IGI graduates have received full-tuition […]

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Snow Days at Navy Pier!

Snow Days at Navy Pier!

January 6, 2012

“Snow Days” arrives at Navy Pier! Come and feast your eyes on snow sculptures, dog sled racing Demonstrations, snowboard rail competitions and a plethora of kid’s activities. “Snow Days” is a great opportunity to get out during the winter season and enjoy what Navy Pier has to offer. “Snow Days” is a FREE admission event, so […]

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Chicago Flower and Garden Show at Navy Pier

Chicago Flower and Garden Show at Navy Pier

January 5, 2012

The Flower and Garden Show returns to Navy Pier from March 10 – 18, 2012 with a unique and exquisite new theme: Hort Couture. Flowers and fashion have a lot in common and guests to this year’s show can expect to be enveloped with vibrant colors, rich textures and jaw-dropping and inspirational designs. This year […]

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LIVE – Royal White Tigers at Navy Pier!

LIVE – Royal White Tigers at Navy Pier!

January 4, 2012

Jan. 13 – Feb. 12, 2012 Sunday – Thursday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Friday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.   The “Royal White Tiger Discovery exhibit” is a super-charged educational and entertaining exhibit for children and adults alike! You may have seen some of these animals at the some of the world’s […]

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Strictly Sail at Navy Pier

Strictly Sail at Navy Pier

January 2, 2012

The Strictly Sail Chicago show is celebrating 17 years on Chicago’s waterfront at the famous Navy Pier! The Midwest’s only- and the nation’s largest -indoor all-sailboat show arrives January 26–29, 2012 at Chicago’s famous Navy Pier. The Progressive Insurance Strictly Sail Chicago is a must-attend event for all sailors and has become one of Chicago’s most beloved boat […]

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