Millennium Park — Plan Your Visit
COVID-19 UpdateFor the health and safety of our visitors and staff, DCASE is taking necessary precautions for all its programs and venues. Please wear face coverings and keep your social distance. Learn more about the City’s response to COVID-19 and its vaccination efforts at chicago.gov/covid.
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.
Face masks are required in indoor/enclosed areas around the Park (such as restrooms).
While face masks are no longer required outdoors for patrons who are fully vaccinated, they are recommended for those who are not fully vaccinated — unless actively eating or drinking while seated.
Masks should fully cover one’s mouth and nose, and neck gaiters and masks with exhalation valves are not permitted.
We also recommend those at severe risk for COVID-19 wear masks, regardless of vaccination status.
Security staff will wear masks.
Although capacity restrictions have been lifted, patrons are asked to stay with their group when watching the performance and to limit congregating in the common areas.
Guests are urged to enjoy the Park safely, and follow signage posted with reminders of important safety measures.
Please read the Millennium Park Rules (PDF) for information on smoking and other points.
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.
Concessions will be available on the McCormick Tribune Plaza (along Michigan Ave.) is 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.