Millennium Park — Plan Your Visit

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Park Hours:

Open Daily, 6am to 11pm

 

Park Spaces:

  • 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
  • HUB312 at the McDonald's Cycle Center, open 9am to 7pm
  • 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).

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.

Some Park entrances may be closed as needed. If capacity is reached within the Park, entrances will temporarily close.

 

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

Please be advised of the Park’s Prohibited Items.

For more details, see Attending an Event.

 

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.

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.

Bringing in outside alcohol is not allowed at any of the Millennium Park Winter Events.

Alcohol is for inside the Park at Casa Bonita Mexican Restaurant and Millennium Hall (adjacent to “The Bean”) throughout the winter season. Millennium Hall is a multi-concept food destination from Eleven North Hospitality bringing incredible restaurants to Millennium Park. Check out their food and beverage offerings at MillenniumHallChicago.com.

Alcohol will also be sold at the Millennium Park Art Market happening November 18 – 20 on the Chase Promenade North.

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 & 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.