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Pier People Chat with Artist Pete Nawara

Pier People Chat with Artist Pete Nawara

April 29, 2015

If you haven’t yet had a chance to speak with Pete Nawara, the artist responsible for the beautiful, hand-painted Pier People mural in the new food experience, we highly suggest you stop and chat with him! Pete and his team are at the Pier most days projecting or painting to complete this inspiring project. We took […]

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Peer into the Pier People Mural

Peer into the Pier People Mural

April 2, 2015

The reimagination of Navy Pier has inspired many changes – both indoors and out. If you’ve taken a stroll through the new food experience, you have probably seen two artists – Pete Nawara and Michael Pasier – hard at work painting what is known as the Pier People mural, a celebration of the diversity represented by […]

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On the Horizon:  Cruises at Navy Pier

On the Horizon: Cruises at Navy Pier

February 10, 2015

One of the best things about living in Chicago is Lake Michigan. And with this Great Lake, it can feel like vacation all year long, especially if you book a dining or specialty cruise leaving from Navy Pier! From romantic to fun and from Valentine’s Day to St. Patty’s Day, and even the Chinese New […]

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Feel the Love: Valentine’s Day Cruises at Navy Pier

Feel the Love: Valentine’s Day Cruises at Navy Pier

February 5, 2015

Celebrate love this Valentine’s Day with romantic events from Navy Pier. Our Valentine’s Day activities are sure to impress your valentine. All Valentine’s Day events will take place from February 13-15, so even if you can’t celebrate on the official day, there’s still plenty of love to go around all weekend long. With a little […]

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Set Sail into the Sea of Love

Set Sail into the Sea of Love

January 22, 2015

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and with it, the pressure to plan a night that is nothing short of magical. Thankfully, your friends at Navy Pier have just the solution. Take the romantic meal to the water and join Odyssey, Spirit or Mystic Blue for cruise options that will set any heart a […]

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The Fear is Here: Guard Your Brains

The Fear is Here: Guard Your Brains

October 14, 2014

Chicago’s only floating haunted house is “Zombie Containment,” an all-new “Fear” experience and barge of the undead, brought to you by Zombie Army Productions, the creators of The Fear at Navy Pier and Statesville Haunted Prison. A zombie outbreak has struck the nation! Hired by the Government, Merikorp Industries is studying the zombie disease to […]

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EXPOsure to Art from Around the World

EXPOsure to Art from Around the World

September 9, 2014

There are few places on Earth where you can see an art exhibit curated by 15-time NBA All-Star Shaquille O’Neal in the same vicinity as another exhibit inspired by a Nobel laureate (in this case, Kenzaburo Oe). We know what you’re thinking and the answer is yes, Shaq curates art. Consider that your random fact […]

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Tune into Broadway on Parade

Tune into Broadway on Parade

September 2, 2014

It’s time for the boats at Navy Pier to take the spotlight! On Saturday, September 6, Navy Pier will partner with the Chicago Yachting Association and Broadway in Chicago to bring the 55th annual Venetian Night to Lake Michigan, this time to the tune of your favorite Broadway musicals. Venetian Night is a unique Chicago […]

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Something for Everyone at Navy Pier

Something for Everyone at Navy Pier

August 5, 2014

Navy Pier has been a must-do Chicago destination since 1916, so you may need a refresher course on everything we have to offer. With exhibits and shows constantly changing, you might not even be aware of all there is to do at the Pier. Get ready, because Navy Pier’s attractions are abundant and full of […]

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Don’t Miss the Future Blockbusters Coming to IMAX

Don’t Miss the Future Blockbusters Coming to IMAX

July 24, 2014

Movie buffs rejoice! There are a handful of highly-anticipated movies premiering over the course of the next few months and IMAX at Navy Pier is prepared to bring them all to you! Home to Chicago’s largest flat movie screen – soaring as high as six stories – Navy Pier IMAX is undoubtedly the best place […]

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New Attraction Alert! Jet Skis at the Pier

New Attraction Alert! Jet Skis at the Pier

June 26, 2014

You’re probably familiar with the many outdoor activities available at Navy Pier. You can take in a tour of Chicago by boat, bike, or Segway, catch a movie at the IMAX Theatre, or hop aboard one of the sailboats for a pirate themed ride around the lake – the possibilities are endless! If you think […]

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There’s No Excuse Not to Visit Navy Pier this Summer

There’s No Excuse Not to Visit Navy Pier this Summer

June 17, 2014

Now that summer is here to stay, it’s time to start planning those weekday and weekend excursions. From deals on cruises to other attractions, we’re offering a variety of promotions that will make taking advantage of the summer sun even easier! Bringing the family to Navy Pier? Look no further than Chicago Children’s Museum! Featuring […]

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Insider’s Guide: the Best Deals and Discounts at Navy Pier

Insider’s Guide: the Best Deals and Discounts at Navy Pier

May 29, 2014

Don’t crack open that piggy bank just yet! Chicago is certainly filled with fun things to do and places to see, but if you want to keep the whole family entertained without spending a fortune, Navy Pier is the place to be. With deals and promotions for all sorts of attractions and free admission every […]

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Embark On an Aquatic Adventure with Tall Ship Windy

Embark On an Aquatic Adventure with Tall Ship Windy

May 22, 2014

Ahoy there, matey! Get your pirate’s booty over to Navy Pier—Tall Ship Windy is now open for the season! Offering programs that are educational, creative, and inspiring, with a variety of daily sailing adventures as well as educational tours, Tall Ship Windy has something for everyone, from experienced sailors to rookie landlubbers. The official flagship […]

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Lakefront Fun at Pier Park + 2014 Fireworks Schedule!

Lakefront Fun at Pier Park + 2014 Fireworks Schedule!

May 13, 2014

After a long winter, the sun has finally emerged, and everyone’s favorite lakefront hangout is once again in full swing! Hop on all the rides in Pier Park and spend the entire day enjoying everything Navy Pier has to offer. Located on the upper deck between the Crystal Gardens and the Pepsi Skyline Stage, Pier […]

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Lose Yourself in Amazing Chicago’s Funhouse Maze

Lose Yourself in Amazing Chicago’s Funhouse Maze

April 3, 2014

Chicago is dotted with delightful attractions, but if you’re looking for one that will have the whole family laughing together, then Amazing Chicago’s Funhouse Maze on Navy Pier is your answer! It’s fun for kids of all ages, young and old alike. As the city’s only full sensory funhouse maze, it offers an unmatched, unforgettable […]

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First Time at Navy Pier: A Photo Blog

First Time at Navy Pier: A Photo Blog

March 5, 2014

From Chicago natives to out-of-town visitors, almost everyone has a “first time at Navy Pier” story. Whether it was a first date or a family outing, a summery Ferris wheel ride or a wintry walk along the water, one’s first visit to the Pier is always a memorable one, and like any memorable moment, it […]

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Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

February 12, 2014

Ah, Valentine’s Day. It’s the most romantic day of the year, but if you’re not the romantic type, coming up with date night ideas can be tough. Don’t worry! Navy Pier has been the date night destination of Chicago couples for many years, and we have a few quick ideas that will sweep any Valentine […]

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Parking Special: Seasonal Rates Going on Now

Parking Special: Seasonal Rates Going on Now

January 20, 2014

Finding parking downtown can be a hassle—we all know it. It can even be a huge deterrent from going to restaurants or events in the city at all. Well we’re making it easy to go out on the town with our seasonal parking rates! Now until March 23, you can park in the Navy Pier […]

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Happy New Year! What’s to Come in 2014

Happy New Year! What’s to Come in 2014

January 1, 2014

Happy New Year, Chicago! And what a year it’s been! Though we’ve been around for about 98 years now, we’re pretty sure 2013 was the best one yet. (Isn’t that always the way?) We’re so excited for all 2014 has in store, but before we put 2013 to bed, it only seems fitting to take […]

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