Navy Pier is open year-round and general operating hours vary depending on the seasons (subject to change). Regular Navy Pier operating hours apply to most merchants, including all retail shops and food court eateries, as well as Pier Park attractions. We encourage Navy Pier visitors to contact full-service restaurants, boats and theaters regarding their extended operating hours.
Navy Pier Current Hours of Operation
Sunday – Thursday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Friday and Saturday 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM .
This is a fun place to spend family time or bring out of town guests. The view is great and there's a variety of restaurants. Plus fireworks during the summer on Wednesdays 9pm and Saturdays 10pm. The maze is fun and so are the rides as long as the weather cooperates. The restaurants aren't cheap but the boat tours are amazing for photos of the city and the pier.
Very dissapointed. Not sure what I expected, but this turned out to be a giant shopping mall; not my idea of a good time. Views were nice, Mirror maze was fun, and the swings were cool - just expected way more rides and fun activities for the family. I have heard the Children's museum is great; wish we could have tried it out - it's probably worth the trip alone for younger kids.
This pier is a Must See, if anyone is in the Chicago area. Although there aren't many activities on the top of the pier, the scenery is amazing. The ground level at the front entrance is the main part, besides the walk; there are many different restaurants including both dine-in and fast food. Aside from food on the ground level people will come across many stores mainly for tourist attraction. Great place for the family, and being on vacation to see the lake. There are lots of people, making some areas crowded, and parking can be both hefty and expensive. Although that is a bad part, the good parts of this pier make up earning it a 5 star and a must go see on my personal list of attractions.
Underwhelming. We had a short visit and I wish we didn't use our time going here during our trip. It was a bit dirty and boring. I got crazy sticker shock when I saw prices for rides. $35 to ride a Farris wheel? No thank you. Most of the shops there were typical mall shops or sold t-shirts with Navy Pier on them. It was a let down. I wish we would have used our time somewhere else. Definitely not visiting again.
Kay Dee McCoy
Had a really nice time here, but it is not the same NAVY PIER I grow up with... All the fun shops that made the experience at Navy Pier worthwhile are gone and replaced with bars and repetitive restaurants. I couldn't even find the STAINED GLASS MUSEUM?? Where did it go??... Anyways, I talked this place up to the teenagers and it was all gone... But they still had fun...