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Chicago Shakes: Short Shakespeare – The Taming of the Shrew

Chicago Shakes: Short Shakespeare – The Taming of the Shrew

March 26, 2012

“O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo?” Does this famous line sound familiar to you? Does Shakespeare ring a bell? That line was from Shakespeare’s famous play, “Romeo and Juliet”. Explore another one of Shakespeare’s masterful works right here at Navy Pier’s Chicago Shakespeare Theater. The Taming of the Shrew The Taming of the Shrew, […]

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WTTW Kids – Readers are Leaders

WTTW Kids – Readers are Leaders

March 23, 2012

That’s right! It’s all about making reading fun for the little ones at Navy Pier! WTTW Kids Readers are Leaders is coming to Navy Pier for a free family event. Yes, a FREE event! This is one event you do not want the family to miss out on! Miss Lori’s Campus This event will take […]

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Swing into Spring at Navy Pier!

Swing into Spring at Navy Pier!

March 21, 2012

This Spring Break, Navy Pier’s Family Pavilion is transformed into an old-time town square. On the music stage, the Chicken or the Egg Orchestra plays all day everyday, featuring fiddle, banjo, bass, guitar and drums. Mother Goose and her friends act out stories by the Wishing Well, and play recess games along with the audience. […]

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Saturdays Sing at Navy Pier!

Saturdays Sing at Navy Pier!

March 19, 2012

That’s right, a taste of what will seem to be just like the hit-show “Glee” is coming to Navy Pier! There will be many performances and each one will be truly unique! These different entertainers will be performing the following Saturdays, March 3, 10, 17 & 24! And guess what? It is FREE! That’s right […]

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Time Freak at Amazing Chicago's Funhouse Maze

Time Freak at Amazing Chicago's Funhouse Maze

March 15, 2012

Time Freak is the newest installment at Amazing Chicago’s Funhouse Maze at Navy Pier and believe us, you are going to freak! It could be compared to a life-sized version of the game Simon Says! There are light up buttons around this part of the maze that, when lit up and pressed, activate a faster […]

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Spring Staycation at Navy Pier!

Spring Staycation at Navy Pier!

March 8, 2012

It is almost time to kick off those boots and take off those heavy coats! Spring is just right around the corner! Although Chicago’s winter has been more mild that usual, it is always good to escape the cold! Plus, the kids are going to start begging to do things outside, because the weather is […]

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iCandy Sugar Shoppe sweetens up March!

iCandy Sugar Shoppe sweetens up March!

March 5, 2012

Everyone loves their sweets! Navy Pier’s iCandy Sugar Shoppe will have amazing deals this March to qualm your sweet tooth without breaking the bank. Celebrate Dentist Day with candy! Sugar free, of course. Dentist Day is on March 6th, and to celebrate iCandy is offering up amazing deals on sugar-free candy! If you buy a […]

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Neighborhoods of the World – Mexico

Neighborhoods of the World – Mexico

February 6, 2012

Come experience one of the many zesty and spicy things Chicago has to offer!  Don’t walk, run, over to Navy Pier in celebration of Chicago’s many ethnic neighborhoods.  An all ages weekly performance series will be held weekly from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. every Sunday from February 26- April 15 in honor of the cultural […]

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iCandy Sugar Shoppe: Fountain of Dreams!

iCandy Sugar Shoppe: Fountain of Dreams!

February 3, 2012

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, many people that are looking for love are also looking for ways to celebrate Cupid’s day of mischief on a budget! iCandy Sugar Shoppe has a sweet deal that will woo your sweetheart with chocolate, without you having to pour out your wallet! Fountain of Dreams If you […]

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Neighborhoods of the World – Lithuania

Neighborhoods of the World – Lithuania

February 2, 2012

Chicago is home to many different cultures filled with diverse cuisines and traditions which make it such a unique and culture filled city!  Navy Pier is proud to celebrate Neighborhoods of the World with live music, dance, colorful costumes, authentic cuisine, folk art and more!  Come every Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. during […]

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Navy Pier

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Navy Pier

February 1, 2012

Make this Valentine’s Day even more magnificent with a Chicago Odyssey or Spirit of Chicago dinner cruise or build your own heart-shaped pizza at Harry Caray’s Tavern! What better way to celebrate your loved one than by taking them on a one-of-a-kind cruise along Chicago’s lakefront? Whether you’ve taken her to all of her favorite […]

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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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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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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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