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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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Chinese Celebration | Neighborhoods of the World

Chinese Celebration | Neighborhoods of the World

February 22, 2013

Navy Pier is always proud to celebrate the rich tapestry of Chicago’s diverse ethnic communities, which is why we’re so excited to be holding our third annual cultural tribute, Neighborhoods of the World! Over the course of eight Sundays, the public will have the chance to come to Navy Pier’s beautiful Crystal Gardens for an […]

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Calling All Kids!

Calling All Kids!

February 20, 2013

Are the kids getting cabin fever? Bring the entire family to the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, March 9-17. With its fabulous display gardens, cool kids’ programs, culinary demonstrations, Marketplace suppliers, and all the family fun of Navy Pier, the stroller-friendly Chicago Flower & Garden Show offers a memorable day for toddlers to teens and, […]

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Bell’Italia | Neighborhoods of the World

Bell’Italia | Neighborhoods of the World

February 15, 2013

“When in Rome,” or should we say, “When on Taylor Street.” Although Chicago is thousands of miles from Italy, we’re proud to have a little taste of Italian culture right here on Taylor Street AND at Navy Pier this Sunday during Neighborhoods of the World! If you’ve never been to Taylor Street, now’s the time […]

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Black History Month | Navy Pier

Black History Month | Navy Pier

February 8, 2013

February, 2013 It may be hard for some of our Navy Pier fans to believe, but fifty years ago civil rights, labor, and religious organizations planned a march from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial in support of jobs and freedom that drew crowds of 200,000 to 300,000 marchers. That march, now commonly known […]

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IGI Chicago Style Gymnastics Meet | Navy Pier

IGI Chicago Style Gymnastics Meet | Navy Pier

February 6, 2013

Who can forget the amazing gold medal win by the American Women’s Gymnastics Team at this past summer’s London Olympics?!? If you’re still caught up in gymnastics fever like we are then you won’t want to miss this weekend’s 15th Annual IGI Chicago Style Gymnastics Meet at Navy Pier. And it’s not any old meet; […]

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Photo Blog: Snow Days Chicago 2013 | Navy Pier

Photo Blog: Snow Days Chicago 2013 | Navy Pier

January 28, 2013

This past weekend, Navy Pier’s Gatweway Park held another spectacular Snow Days Chicago celebration! Check out some of our favorite photos from the day!                                                

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Snow Days at Navy Pier Begins Today!

Snow Days at Navy Pier Begins Today!

January 25, 2013

This winter take a Snow Day at Navy Pier! And you don’t even have to wait for that snow day—it’s already here with today’s opening of Snow Days Chicago! If you’ve been by the Pier recently, we’re sure you noticed all the snow in Gateway Park (it’s pretty hard to miss) and if you came […]

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Winter at the Chicago Children’s Museum

Winter at the Chicago Children’s Museum

January 21, 2013

There’s nothing worse than a bored child. You have to listen to the constant complaints that there’s nothing to do, that there’s nothing on TV, that all of their toys are old and boring (and only a month after Christmas too). And during this time of year it’s even worse because you can’t escape it. […]

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Snow Sculptures and More at Snow Days at Navy Pier!

Snow Sculptures and More at Snow Days at Navy Pier!

January 18, 2013

Hey Navy Pier fans! We’re hitting the home stretch to Snow Days 2013! Just a week left until our fabulous winter weekend kicks off! If you feel an extra chill in the air, Old Man Winter’s not completely to blame. We’re making all of the snow in preparation for our big snow sculpture competition. All […]

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Leave it to Ludwig | CST

Leave it to Ludwig | CST

January 14, 2013

It can be hard to introduce your children to the theater. The plays out there are either too adult or too long or not stimulating enough to keep your child’s attention for more than an hour (or if we’re being really honest, five minutes). You want your children to learn to appreciate art, but this […]

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Snow Days 2013 | Navy Pier

Snow Days 2013 | Navy Pier

January 11, 2013

Some artists use paint and a canvas to create beautiful art. Others use clay, charcoal, marble, or the film from a camera. Still others create spectacular pieces out of everyday found objects: spare change, automobile parts, seashells discovered on a beach. Here at the Pier we aim to introduce visitors to art in its many […]

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It’s the Last Weekend of Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier!

It’s the Last Weekend of Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier!

January 4, 2013

January 4, 2013 It’s almost hard to believe, but we’ve come to the end of our 12th annual Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier presented by Bank of America celebration! Today, Saturday, and Sunday are the last three days visitors will be able to enjoy all the rides, attractions, music, food, and fun at Winter WonderFest […]

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Winter WonderFest Special Attractions | Navy Pier

Winter WonderFest Special Attractions | Navy Pier

December 28, 2012

December 28, 2012 If you haven’t heard (but we bet you have because it’s the talk of the town), Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier presented by Bank of America is back! Our grand winter celebration opened on November 30 and runs through January 6—that’s over five weeks of fun! As we like to say around […]

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Snow Days Chicago at Navy Pier!

Snow Days Chicago at Navy Pier!

December 26, 2012

December 26, 2012 Everybody loves the summer! How can you not? Long days spent at the beach or the zoo (or best yet, our long boardwalk at the Pier!) and evenings spent grilling out and dining al fresco. But some folks find it hard to scrounge up the love for winter. Here in Chicago, we’re […]

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Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier presented by Bank of America

Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier presented by Bank of America

December 12, 2012

December 12, 2012 We’re already into week three of our 12th annual Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier presented by Bank of America and the party’s in full swing! If you haven’t stopped by yet, you simply must! Our winter celebration is the talk of the town, and nothing more so than all the fabulous rides […]

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