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Get the most out of your trip to Chicago as you enjoy discount access to five of the city’s top attractions with the CityPASS. This easy-to-use mobile ticket grants you free entry into top-tier sights including the Shedd Aquarium, Skydeck Chicago, and the Field Museum as well as a choice of the Art Institute of Chicago or Adler Planetarium, and Museum of Science and Industry or 360 Chicago (John Hancock Observatory). Plus enjoy a wealth of useful Chicago tips and savings at a variety of other venues and retailers.
Visit the Skydeck, located on the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) with this pre-paid admission ticket. From the highest point in the city, look out on Chicago's skyline for panoramic views of the sprawling Windy City. Peruse the interactive displays and exhibits showcasing Chicago's history, which are geared toward curious learners of all ages. Then walk out on to the Ledge, a glass balcony that allows views of Navy Pier and Wrigley Field from one of the world's tallest buildings, standing 1,353 feet (412.4 meters) tall.
The easiest and most affordable way to explore some of Chicago's top attractions at your own pace, the Go Chicago Explorer Pass saves you up to 42 percent on regular ticket prices. Create your own sightseeing itinerary by choosing 3, 4, or 5 attractions, tours, and activities from among more than 25 top sites, including SkyDeck, 360 Chicago, the Field Museum, a shoreline sightseeing cruise, a hop-on hop-off Big Bus tour, Lincoln Park Zoo, Navy Pier, and LEGOLAND® Discovery Center.
Please note: You can enjoy the extra flexibility in case your travel plans need to change—all passes are valid for two years from purchase date and only become activated with your first attraction visit. After activation, your pass will be valid for 30 days and/or the remaining number of attraction choices purchased.
Explore the outer reaches of the universe with this admission ticket to Chicago's Adler Planetarium, the first planetarium in the United States. Learn about space at the most advanced and oldest planetarium in existence today, with a plethora of shows and exhibits to delight visitors of all ages. Discover must-see shows and enjoy a tour of the historic Atwood Sphere. Admission includes choice of two Sky Shows.
See Chicago on more than just a surface level by visiting the Chicago History Museum. Inside, you can delve into the history and culture of Chicago and learn about aspects of the city’s past you might otherwise overlook. A great way to start off your tour of Chicago, the museum provides a foundation for exploring the rest of the city.
Delve deep into the world of natural history with this Field Museum admission ticket in Chicago. Spend as long as you like exploring the museum's collection of more than 26 million artifacts. Get to know SUE, the world's largest T. Rex, or stroll through the sparkling Hall of Gems. Time travel through 13,000 years of history in the Americas, from the Ice Age to Inca and Aztec temples. Take advantage of the free daily tours, led by Field Museum docents.
Explore the Art Institute, Chicago’s world-class art museum and the second-largest in the United States, with this priority admission ticket. Situated in Grant Park, the museum’s incredible range of impressionist, post-impressionist, modern and contemporary works is near the top of the list of Chicago’s must-see sights. Among the artists on display are works by Pollack, van Gogh, Renoir, Monet and Picasso plus, plus a striking new Modern Wing and cutting edge graphic and industrial design.
Tower above the Windy City’s world-famous skyline with admission to 360 Chicago (John Hancock Observatory). Ascend 94 stories to the observation deck of one of the tallest buildings in North America aboard its lightning-fast elevator. Then check out bird’s-eye views of landmarks like the famous Willis (Sears) Tower and the lakefront shoreline, and enjoy a variety of interactive touch screens and educational exhibits on site.
Upgrade to the Sun and Stars package for two visits to the observation deck within 48 hours.
With mobile tickets, simply scan your phone for direct entry into 360 Chicago.
Tour the historic Chicago Theater, a must-see city landmark, with a guide providing in-depth commentary. You'll get the most out of your visit by traveling with a guide and get access to some areas of the theater that the public never sees. Learn about its architecture, history, and famous performers throughout the years.
Enjoy an unforgettable sky-high meal during this 2-hour Willis Tower dining experience at the Skydeck, an observation room situated high above Chicago's magnificent urban landscape. This 1,353-foot (412m) viewing area provides the magical setting for your evening, accompanied by a delicious Chicago-style, deep-dish pizza. Best of all, this special excursion offers VIP after-hours access to the Skydeck, ensuring the ultimate setting for that special occasion.
This Chicago grand tour covers four hours of sightseeing with admission to 360 Chicago (John Hancock Observatory). Get oriented to the Windy City on a coach tour that takes you along a scenic route on Lake Shore Drive, and past North Side and South Side highlights including Museum Campus, Lincoln Park, Washington Park, Grant Park and Wrigley Field. Finish on the 94th floor of the Hancock Center, one of Chicago's tallest landmarks, for panoramic views of the Magnificent Mile from the open-air observation deck.
Enjoy lunch above the clouds at the Willis Tower, where authentic Chicago-style pizza is paired with unforgettable views of the Chicago skyline. Customize your own perfect pizza from a list of gourmet ingredients, then select a salad and a traditional Italian dessert. Capture unforgettable images from the dining room on the 99th floor, then continue to The Ledge, a glass floored balcony perched near the top of America’s tallest building.
Start your morning right with a visit to the Willis Tower Skydeck, offering stunning views of Chicago and a delicious breakfast served from 103-stories high. Head to the Skydeck of the Willis Tower, one of the tallest buildings in the Western Hemisphere, for breakfast served 1,353 feet (412m) above the Windy City. Pick from among five breakfast options, such as eggs, pastries, and steak. Enjoy eye-opening views before the Skydeck opens to other guests. Finish your morning by checking out the on-site displays of Chicago's culture and history.
This admission ticket for two people gets you and a special someone access to 360 Chicago (John Hancock Observatory) plus a half bottle of Prosecco — a package that’s not available for purchase at the tower. After a quick elevator ride to the 94th floor of the Hancock Center, savor panoramic views over Chicago from 1,000 feet (304 meters) above the Magnificent Mile. Lift your glass in a toast to landmarks like Navy Pier, the Willis (Sears) Tower and Lake Michigan. With mobile tickets, simply scan your phone for direct entry into 360 Chicago.
Soar above the city lights of Chicago on a nighttime helicopter ride with live narration by experienced pilots. Enjoy birds-eye views of downtown landmarks, then bank past Navy Pier to Millennium Park. Hear about the history of the city as you take in unforgettable views of downtown’s bristling skyscrapers, and see Willis Tower and Soldier Field. This unique experience offers a once in a lifetime view of the Second City at its most stunning.
Buy your Field Museum Discovery Pass in advance to streamline your sightseeing experience in Chicago. With pass in hand, you'll save time waiting in line and get access to all general admission exhibits, as well as one ticketed special exhibition or a 3D movie. Your pass gives you the ability to explore on your own time, spending as long as you like in the Hall of Gems or checking out the titanosaur. Free tours are available throughout the day.
One of Chicago’s most popular and recognizable landmarks, the Field Museum of Natural History offers a wide array of treasures, from its Hall of Gems to Sue—one of the best-preserved Tyrannosaurus Rex fossils ever found. Guarantee your admission to this in-demand museum, and prevent any stress, by booking your tickets before you travel. Upon arrival, you can explore the museum at your own pace, and even embark on a complimentary, docent-led tour.
Discover one of the Windy City’s most beautiful institutions during a visit to the Richard H. Driehaus Museum. Housed in the elegant and restored Nickerson Mansion—a key Chicago landmark in its own right—the museum focuses on Gilded Age art and architecture. Book your tickets before you travel to make logistics as seamless as possible. Admission entitles you to visit both the museum’s permanent collection as well as its temporary exhibitions.
Take a break from sightseeing and adult-focused museums that bore the kids and head to the exciting and educational Chicago Children's Museum. Interactive exhibits that focus on everything from dinosaurs to firefighting engage kids and adults alike. Exhibits are geared toward everyone from toddlers to teens, making this an ideal stop for the whole family.
Save time upon arrival to the Chicago Architecture Center; with prepaid tickets in hand you won't have to wait in line at the box office. Your tickets guarantee your admission even on sold-out days and give you access to all of the exhibits and galleries.
Bring the kids to LEGOLAND® Discovery Center in Schaumburg for a day of brick-building adventure. With 30,000-square-feet of space this family-friendly attraction has activities for everyone: from an interactive pirate-themed playland to a factory tour where you can actually see how LEGO bricks are made. There's even a mini replica of famous Chi-town landmarks made from nearly 2-million LEGO pieces.
Take a stroll through the history of automobiles at the Volo Auto Museum, just outside Chicago. Car enthusiasts, families, and history buffs will all find something fascinating to discover at the museum. It is spread over 35 acres, with 33 exhibits to explore. See the classic cars, vintage bikes, exhibits devoted to trains, military vehicles, campers…even Batmobiles and Mickey Mouse.
The MCA Chicago is one of the nation’s largest multidisciplinary museums devoted to the art of our time with an international reputation for presenting ground-breaking exhibitions.
Although not on permanent display, works from the collection appear regularly in our many rotating exhibitions.
Its collection features artists such as Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman, Kara Walker, and Alexander Calder. It also contains historical samples of 1940s–1970s late surrealism, pop art, minimalism, and conceptual art; notable holdings in 1980s postmodernism; as well as contemporary painting, sculpture, photography, video, installation, and related media.
The MCA boasts an award-winning store and Marisol, the restaurant and bar, featuring innovative flavors in an immersive art environment. The performing arts program features leading performers from around the globe in its 300-seat theater. The museum offers tours and programs for all ages and is free for all youth 18 and under.
Travelers who like to get to know a city by seeing it from above will love this tour. View Chicago’s long coastline from the seat of a helicopter, then take your time spotting each individual landmark from the observation deck at 360 Chicago. There will be opportunities to take lots of impressive photos. Choose between a daytime or nighttime tours, for unforgettable views at any time of day.