Navy Pier is an exciting Chicago destination that attracts tourists and Chicago locals alike. The Pier in Chicago on Lake Michigan is the launching place for excursion boats that offer lunch and dinner cruises that showcase the Chicago skyline. The Pier has restaurants, bars, shopping, arcades and a carnival like festival atmosphere. Navy Pier is a great gathering spot, filled with all kinds of activities and a variety of people.
Navy Pier Celebrates Black History Month
Navy Pier is recognizing Black History Month through the end of February. In honor of Black History Month there will be special programs and displays, including the following:
Perseverance and Persistence – An Exhibition of Pride
The Black McDonald’s Operators Association presents a walk-through gallery highlighting achievements of 28 notable African Americans in math, science, film, literature, diplomacy, education sports and more.
Chicago Sun -Times Learning Laboratory
The Chicago newspaper, Chicago Sun-Times presents historical news coverage and relevant content from the archives of the Chicago Sun-Times. (daily)
Noted African Americans share personal stories of personal success and achievement. Tuesday and Wednesdays (11:00 am – 11:45 am)
Amajuba: Like Doves We Rise
Performance at Navy Pier’s Shakespeare Theater A World’s Stage production.
E.B. Smith Museum of Stained Glass
Showcase of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. captured in the beauty of stained glass. The stained glass museum is a standing exhibition at Navy Pier.
Celebrations of Culture
African-American themed performances celebrate the culture and their contributions in Blues, Gospel, Jazz, and Dance.
Acoustic performances focus on the African Diaspora’s influence on world culture.
Bring a specially marked Diet Pepsi can to the Guest Services desk at Navy Pier to received $5.00 off parking through March 31. The selected Diet Pepsi cans are available at grocery stores throughout the Chicagoland area. The selected cans have coupons valid for the parking.
There are printable coupons available at the Navy Pier website for discounts at Navy Pier Shops and Carts. The participating shops are: Alamo Flags, Completely Nuts, Earthly Elements, Jahjah Village, Navy Pier Store, A Silver Lining, Varsity Stop Outfitters, Blue Wings, DC Mad Hatter, Fashion Bazaar, Making History, Passage to India, Suncoolers, Y Knot, America’s Dog, Capi’s Italian Kitchen, Charlie’s Ale House, Haagen Dazs Cafe, Popcorn Palace, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Carnelli’s Deli, Connie’s Pizza, Joe’s Bebop Cafe and Jazz Emporium, Riva, Amazing Chicago Funhouse Maze, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Navy Pier Imax Theatre, Time Escape 3D Ride, Chicago Children’s Museum, Strictly Sail 2007, and Odyssey or Mystic Blue Cruises.
Navy Pier Hotel Packages
Starwood’s hotels in Chicago are teaming with Navy Pier to offer Packages to visitors who want to extend their enjoyment of Navy Pier by staying overnight. The packages include accommodations, two passes ($20 value) for the Navy Pier full-sensory funhouse, Amazing Chicago. Amazing Chicago has mirror mazes and tunnels, hair-raising electricity filled static ball and more. The packages also includes two Navy Pier VIP booklets with coupons and discounts for dining, shopping and entertainment. Following are the participating hotels. When booking ask for the Navy Pier Package, which is code 555-555. You can book packages by calling 866-500-0376 and asking for SET code 555-555.
Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers: walking distance to Navy Pier with indoor swimming pool. Package rates from $159.
Four Points by Sheraton Chicago Downtown / Magnificent Mile: on the exclusive Magnificent Mile with some of the best shopping in the world. Cab or bus ride away from Navy Pier. Package rates from $135.
The Westin Chicago River North: terrific location fro fine dining, theatre and entertainment. Cab ride away from Navy Pier. Package rates from $194.
The Westin Michigan Avenue: Exciting Magnificent Mile location. Easy cab or bus ride to Navy Pier. Package rates from $194.
W Chicago – City Center: In the heart of the Loop near Millennium Park and Grant Park. Cab to Navy Pier. Package rates from $204.
W Chicago – Lakeshore: Right by the lake, just steps to Navy Pier. Package rates from $179.
The Tremont Hotel: Steps from Michigan Avenue. Easy cab or bus ride to Navy Pier.
Sheraton Gateway Suites O’Hare: Near O’Hare International Airport. Drive or long cab ride to Navy Pier. Package rates from $104.
The Westin O’Hare: Convenient to O’Hare International Airport. Drive or long cab ride to Navy Pier. Package rates from $114.