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, closed during events
  • Chase Promenades – including Cloud Gate also known as "The Bean" on Grainger Plaza
  • Crown Fountain, water feature hours 8am-10pm
  • 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 7pm 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 have stairs and ramps.

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

Starting June 22, guests will be required to enter all Pritzker Pavilion events (concerts, films and more) through special entrances off Randolph and Monroe streets. Visit Cloud Gate, Crown Fountain and other attractions via entrances off Michigan Avenue. Please see our Designated Entrances Map.

 

Entrance Map:

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Millennium Park Entrances Map

 

Park Safety and Security:

Millennium Park is a safe and welcoming space for everyone.

Starting June 22, guests will be required to enter all Pritzker Pavilion events (concerts, films and more) through special entrances off Randolph and Monroe streets. Visit Cloud Gate, Crown Fountain and other attractions via entrances off Michigan Avenue. Please see our Designated Entrances Map.

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)
  • 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 Millennium Hall 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, non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages to all events at Millennium Park's Jay Pritzker Pavilion EXCEPT:

  • Chicago Gospel Music Festival (June 4, 2022)
  • Chicago Blues Festival (June 9–12, 2022)
  • Grant Park Music Festival Independence Day Salute (July 2, 2022)
  • 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.

Concessions will be available at Millennium Hall on the McCormick Tribune Plaza (along Michigan Ave.), open Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 11am-8pm & Friday and Saturday 11am-9pm. Concessions will also be available on the West Pad during events.

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.