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Big Blockbusters at Navy Pier IMAX

Big Blockbusters at Navy Pier IMAX

May 7, 2013

The summer movie season doesn’t wait until June to start. Come May, studios begin churning out the hits and sci-fi, superhero, and big blockbuster fans all over the country begin selling out movie theaters and buying copious amounts of snacks and drinks for each new Friday night movie release. But as always, the most epic […]

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World Sport Wrestling Festival | Navy Pier

World Sport Wrestling Festival | Navy Pier

April 24, 2013

Wrestling may be out of the 2020 Summer Olympics for now, but despite this oversight, the ancient sport of strength is still being celebrated at length in the Chicago area. That’s why Navy Pier is proud to open its doors once again to the World Sport Wrestling Festival this April, the largest all-ages tournament in […]

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Earth Day | Navy Pier

Earth Day | Navy Pier

April 22, 2013

When you live in a place like Chicago, you forget sometimes to look past the spectacular architecture at the natural beauty that surrounds the city. Well, today’s a day for noticing and appreciating Chicago’s parks, beaches, bike trails, and waterways. Happy Earth Day, Chicago! If you’re looking for ways to celebrate, here are some of […]

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Superheroes and More at the CCM!

Superheroes and More at the CCM!

April 19, 2013

If you’re looking for family fun seven days a week, we challenge you to find a better spot than Navy Pier’s Chicago Children’s Museum! They’ve got fun and exciting activities going on every day for kids small and tall! Test your superpowers throughout the museum in April and May with Superheroes Unite! Pick up a Power Card […]

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Spring AND Baseball Are in the Air!

Spring AND Baseball Are in the Air!

April 8, 2013

Spring may have officially begun on March 20, but it isn’t truly spring in Chicago until baseball starts up again for the season. The Chicago White Sox gave the city a show last Monday and now it’s the Chicago Cubs’ turn. Happy Spring, Chicago! The Cubs are set to take on the Milwaukee Brewers today at 1:20 […]

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A Greek Journey in the Windy City | Neighborhoods of the World

A Greek Journey in the Windy City | Neighborhoods of the World

April 5, 2013

We’re sad to say it, but it’s time to face the facts. After another brilliant run at Navy Pier, our Neighborhoods of the World celebration series is coming to a close this Sunday, April 7. We can’t begin to express how proud we are of the diversity Navy Pier has been able to showcase during […]

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2013 Shamrock Shuffle Health and Fitness Expo | Navy Pier

2013 Shamrock Shuffle Health and Fitness Expo | Navy Pier

April 3, 2013

It’s time to begin your outdoor running season with one of Chicago’s favorite races: the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K! This yearly event kicks off at Grant Park on the morning of April 7 to much citywide excitement! Expect to see lots of green, lots of costumes, and lots of enthusiastic cheering fans with […]

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Africa In Chicago | Neighborhoods of the World

Africa In Chicago | Neighborhoods of the World

March 29, 2013

With its rich history and large African American population, Bronzeville is a neighborhood like no other so we thought it was about time that we celebrated its culture here at Navy Pier! For the past month and a half, we’ve been hosting Neighborhoods of the World celebrations each Sunday. We love them because they give […]

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Easter in the Windy City!

Easter in the Windy City!

March 27, 2013

If you think church and spending hours searching for that hidden Easter basket or decorated eggs is all there is to Easter then think again! The city of Chicago is full of great brunches, lunches, and parties, and guess what?! You’re invited!! Of course the best Easter celebrations happen right here at the Pier! Stop […]

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Philippine Fest Chicago | Neighborhoods of the World

Philippine Fest Chicago | Neighborhoods of the World

March 22, 2013

If you haven’t been down to Navy Pier yet for Neighborhoods of the World, what are you waiting for?! Our third annual cultural celebration began on February 17 and continues through April 7, featuring the performances, art, and food of many different Chicago neighborhoods. Plus, each Sunday’s events are free! Next on the docket is […]

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Tinkering Lab | CCM

Tinkering Lab | CCM

March 20, 2013

Who needs Tinker Toys when your children can use real tools to make something spectacular! The Chicago Children’s Museum at Navy Pier just opened their brand new Tinkering Lab, a Do-It-Yourself workplace for families, which allows visitors to create something tangible with old-fashioned tools. The workshop is a primarily “no technology” zone, which can be […]

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Amazing India | Neighborhoods of the World

Amazing India | Neighborhoods of the World

March 15, 2013

There’s no need to hop a plane to the other side of the world when all of India’s splendors can be enjoyed right here in Chicago without having to eat, pray, or love anything (unless you want to of course). Anyone familiar with Devon Avenue on Chicago’s Northside has experienced the neighborhood’s vibrant colors, delicious […]

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St. Patty’s Day at the Pier!

St. Patty’s Day at the Pier!

March 13, 2013

Even if you aren’t Irish, it’s time to pull out those “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” T-shirts because St. Patrick’s Day is just about here! In honor of everybody’s favorite Irish priest, get that green on (or risk pinching), get those beers in early, and get yourself downtown for a day of Irish dancing, bagpipe music, […]

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Think Green!

Think Green!

March 8, 2013

Turn your thumb green on St. Patrick’s Day weekend with a visit to the Chicago Flower & Garden Show at Navy Pier! On Saturday, March 16, jig your way over from the downtown parade on the free trolley from Michigan Avenue to Navy Pier for some petal-packed St. Patty’s fun. At the show, Mariano’s Fresh […]

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Celebrate Lithuanian Independence | Neighborhoods of the World

Celebrate Lithuanian Independence | Neighborhoods of the World

March 8, 2013

Come celebrate Lithuanian Independence with Navy Pier this Sunday, March 10 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Crystal Gardens!  Yes, it’s time for another Sunday full of Neighborhoods of the World festivities and we’ve got all the reason to celebrate here in Chicago! Believe it or not, our city possesses the largest Lithuanian […]

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Don’t Miss Glorious Gardens in Full Bloom, March 9- 17!

Don’t Miss Glorious Gardens in Full Bloom, March 9- 17!

March 4, 2013

This year, the Chicago Flower & Garden Show will be blooming with more opportunities for education, inspiration, and motivation than ever before! “The Art of Gardening” will showcase a stunning palette to color all senses, plus offer more guidance with experts, demos, and hands-on workshops – everything you need to get outdoors and enhance your […]

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Celebrate Mexico | Neighborhoods of the World

Celebrate Mexico | Neighborhoods of the World

March 1, 2013

How many of you have spent a day in Little Village, affectionately known as the “Mexico of the Midwest”? Mexican culture in Chicago’s Little Village and Pilsen neighborhoods is going strong, which is why we’re honoring it here at Navy Pier on March 3 with Celebrate Mexico! We’re partnering up with the Consulate General of […]

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Jack the Giant Slayer | Navy Pier IMAX

Jack the Giant Slayer | Navy Pier IMAX

February 28, 2013

The age-old tale of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ is finally hitting the big screen in a brand new fantasy and adventure film titled Jack the Giant Slayer, and if you’re anything like us, you can’t wait to see it here at Navy Pier IMAX! In the familiar English folktale you might remember from your childhood, […]

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Short Shakespeare! Romeo and Juliet | CST

Short Shakespeare! Romeo and Juliet | CST

February 27, 2013

Looking for a great way to spend time with the family and experience a little theater? Come to Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s production of Short Shakespeare! Romeo and Juliet. Running February 23 through March 23, this short performance, directed and adapted for the CST stage by Rachel Rockwell, is the perfect way to start off your […]

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An Evening in Bloom | Navy Pier

An Evening in Bloom | Navy Pier

February 25, 2013

The verdict is in! Punxsutawney Phil, the country’s resident furry weatherman, has declared that spring is on its way. But if you follow Navy Pier, you’ll know this information is old-hat. We announced spring’s arrival months ago and it all starts on March 8 with an “Evening in Bloom,” the exclusive, first look at the […]

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