Millennium Park — Plan Your Visit

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Visiting the Park

 

Millennium Park and these Park spaces are Open Daily, 8am to 9pm:

  • Boeing Galleries and exhibitions
  • BP Bridge between Millennium Park and Maggie Daley Park (except during events)
  • Chase Promenades – including Cloud Gate (also known as "The Bean") on Chase Promenade Central
  • Crown Fountain (opening July 1 - water feature hours 10am-8pm)
  • Lurie Garden
  • HUB312 at the McDonald's Cycle Center
  • Nichols Bridgeway between Millennium Park and Art Institute of Chicago (Art Institute of Chicago hours - closed during events)
  • Welcome Center (201 E. Randolph St.) – open 9am-5pm (later during events)
  • Wrigley Square
  • The Jay Pritzker Pavilion and Great Lawn are open for events only.

Millennium Park vehicle drop off point for visiting the Park is 201 E. Randolph St. (see below: Attending an Event).

 

Open Park Entrances:

  • Michigan at Madison
  • Michigan at Washington
  • Monroe Ramp across from the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Monroe at Columbus
  • Randolph West Walkway (east of 201 E. Randolph St.)
  • Wrigley Square (south of the corner of Michigan at Randolph)

All currently open entrance/exits have stairs and ramps. Some entrances may be closed as needed.

If capacity is reached within the Park, entrances will temporarily close. Guests will be asked to wait in physically distanced lines for entry into the Park.

 

Park Safety and Security:

Millennium Park is a safe and welcoming space for everyone.

Effective immediately, 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. To review our youth escort policy, visit Millennium Park Rules.

As in previous years, outside alcohol is not allowed for the following events: Chicago Gospel Music Festival (June 4, 2022), Chicago Blues Festival (June 9–12, 2022), Grant Park Music Festival Independence Day Salute (July 2, 2022) and Chicago Jazz Festival (September 1–4, 2022). For these events, alcohol at various price points may be purchased inside the venue. Before visiting, please be advised of these other Prohibited Items.

For more details, see Attending an Event.

 

Restrooms & Water Fountains:

The arcade restrooms on the east and west sides (lower level) of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion are open during Park hours and have multiple wheelchair accessible and ambulatory stalls.

A single stall restroom is in the north end of the lower-level arcade hallway on the east side of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion.

Accessible restrooms are also located in the McCormick Tribune Plaza adjacent to the Park Grill on Michigan Ave.

Water fountains are available in the hallways leading to the Jay Pritzker Pavilion restrooms and around the perimeter of the Great Lawn.

 

Food & Beverage:

Subject to bag search at the security perimeter, guests will be allowed to bring their own food and non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages to all events at Millennium Park's Jay Pritzker Pavilion.

Winter concessions are available from Momentum Coffee (near the ice rink along Michigan Ave.) Monday-Friday 10am-9pm & Saturday-Sunday 9am-9pm.

Lost & Found – Questions about lost and found items should be directed to the Welcome Center (open 9am-5pm & 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. 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.

 

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