Millennium Park — Plan Your Visit

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Park Hours

Open Daily, 6am to 11pm


Entrances Map


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.

Entrances are at specific points around the park.

Monday-Wednesday & Thursday-Sunday 6am-4pm, all paved entrances along Michigan Ave, Randolph and Monroe are open during these hours.

Thursday-Sunday 4-11pm, the below entrances are open to enter the park and are staffed by security (wanding and bag check)

  • Michigan Ave. and Washington St. (through Nov. 5)
  • Michigan and Madison

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


Park Spaces

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.


  • 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 (reopening late May)
  • Crown Fountain (water feature opens in May)
  • 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 7pm (or until the end of Park events)
  • 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.

For event specific information please check the event page 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 West Arcade and East Arcade restrooms on the (lower level) of the Jay Pritzker Pavilion are open during Park hours and have wheelchair accessible and ambulatory stalls.

A small number of accessible restrooms are also located in the McCormick Tribune Plaza adjacent to the Millennium Hall on Michigan Ave. 9am-11pm.


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 the following Millennium Park Events:

Alcohol will be for sale inside the Park at the East Pad and 11 North concessions Casa Bonita and Millennium Hall. Alcohol purchased at the concessions must remain in the concession footprint.

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.


Lost and 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


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