Millennium Park — Plan Your Visit
Open Daily, 6am to 11pm
- Michigan Ave. and Washington St.
- Michigan Ave. and Madison St.
- Randolph Street and Monroe Street
Some Park entrances may be closed as needed. If capacity is reached within the Park, entrances will temporarily close.
Millennium Park vehicle drop off point for visiting the Park is 201 E. Randolph St. (view our Attending an Event page). All currently open entrance/exits that have stairs also have ramps.
|Please be advised that construction on Grainger Plaza surrounding Cloud Gate (aka “The Bean”) in Millennium Park will begin around August 15, 2023 and continue through the spring of 2024. During this time, public access and views of Cloud Gate will be limited. This necessary maintenance by the City of Chicago will replace pavers and make other repairs and accessibility upgrades to the Plaza—to enhance the nearly 20-year-old Park’s appearance, visitor experience, and position as the #1 attraction in the Midwest.|
- Boeing Galleries and exhibitions
- BP Bridge between Millennium Park and Maggie Daley Park, exit only during events
- Chase Promenades – including Cloud Gate also known as "The Bean" on Grainger Plaza
- Crown Fountain, water feature off for the season.
- Lurie Garden
- Nichols Bridgeway between Millennium Park and Art Institute of Chicago, open during museum hours, closed during Park events
- Welcome Center (201 E. Randolph St.), open 9am to 5pm or until the end of the performance on event nights
- Wrigley Square
- The Jay Pritzker Pavilion and Great Lawn are open for events only (view out Attending an Event page).
Park Safety and Security
Millennium Park is a safe and welcoming space for everyone.
Please check event pages for any specific details on security entry locations.
Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult (21 years and older) after 6pm, Thursday through Sunday — and may be asked to present a valid ID. The adult must be present for the duration of the visit and may escort up to four young people. For more information, visit Millennium Park Rules.
Please be advised of the Park’s Prohibited Items.
Restrooms and Water Fountains
The arcade restrooms on the west side (lower level) of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion are open during Park hours and has wheelchair accessible and ambulatory stalls.
Changing tables for kids are located in the East Arcade - Family (single stall), Woman's and Men's Restrooms and the West Arcade - Men's and Woman's Restrooms.
Accessible restrooms are also located in the McCormick Tribune Plaza adjacent to the Millennium Hall on Michigan Ave.
Food and Beverage
Subject to bag search at the security perimeter, guests are allowed to bring their own food, non-alcoholic beverages to Millennium Park.
As in previous years, outside alcohol is not allowed for the following festivals: Chicago Blues Festival (June 8–11, 2023) and Chicago Jazz Festival (August 31 – September 3, 2023). For these events, alcohol at various price points may be purchased inside the venue. Before visiting, please be advised of these other Prohibited Items.
Eleven North Hospitality, the concessionaire of Millennium Park, offers a broad range of food and beverage options for Park visitors at Millennium Hall (below the Cloud Gate sculpture) featuring Casa Bonita, a Mexican restaurant and Napolita Pizzeria, serving Neapolitan cuisine and American bar fare with local beer from their own Double Clutch Brewery. For the Chicago Blues Festival (June 8-11, 2023) they will host a BBQ pop-up, “Wally’s BBQ Pit” in the North Promenade Tent.
Millennium Park guests can also enjoy Momentum Coffee, located in the center of the Park directly under Cloud Gate. Momentum Coffee believes coffee has the power to empower people. Stop by to enjoy the best coffee, delicious pastries, Chicago hot dogs, smoothies and more.
Alcohol purchased at the concessions must remain in the concession footprint.
Lost & Found – Questions about lost and found items should be directed to the Welcome Center (open 9am-5pm and later during events). 312.742.1168
Tours and Information
DCASE offers an outdoor walking tour featuring some of the fantastic public art in and around Millennium Park (April-October). Tours are led by knowledgeable DCASE Volunteers and take place on the 1st & 3rd Saturday of each month. Sign up to join us.
For other tours of Millennium Park, check out chicagogreeter.com.
Art in the Park
The Crown Fountain is a “live” piece of art, and in its establishment has an agreement with the City, park founders and artist Jaume Plensa that it not display any images beyond the faces that were curated by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
The image of Cloud Gate is copyrighted and trademarked to artist Anish Kapoor. Any commercial use of these images is strictly prohibited unless approved by the artist. Projections of images on Cloud Gate are also precluded by this copyright. For more information, email DCASE@cityofchicago.org.