Navy Pier on Chicago’s Lakefront

Chicago’s Navy Pier is a must-visit destination, and with a Chicago private yacht rental, you and your guests can arrive and depart in style and luxury aboard Adeline’s Sea Moose.

You can’t truly experience Chicago without a trip to the Navy Pier located on the Museum Campus. This 50-acre playground of entertainment, museums, activities, restaurants, and shops is perfect for family fun.

Chicago’s amazing Museum Campus houses three of the city’s leading institutions all in one place. Spend a day exploring natural history and world cultures at the Field Museum, underwater worlds at the Shedd Aquarium, and far-out galaxies at the Adler Planetarium — and all from a breathtaking lakefront vantage point or lakeside view from Adeline’s Sea Moose.

Adeline’s Sea Moose skyline and lakefront cruises include navigating near and around Navy Pier.

Navy Pier on Chicago's Lakefront

Iconic Navy Pier Spectacular Fireworks

Memorial Day through Labor Day, and be dazzled by the Navy Pier spectacular fireworks displays every Wednesday and Saturday night.

Spring and Summer Events at Navy Pier

Take a bike and even go on a Segway tour, launching from the Navy Pier and many other places throughout the city. Hear the city’s hottest bands at the free admission Landshark Beer Garden from Memorial Day through Labor Day, and be dazzled by free fireworks displays every Wednesday and Saturday night during the summer season. Holiday fireworks are particularly festive, with Fourth of July and New Year’s Eve shows lighting up the skies to the tune of patriotic music. A favorite among those who love history and all things nautical, the summer festival Tall Ships Chicago brings the majestic fleet of historic international vessels to our shore.

Spring and Summer Events at Navy Pier

Planning your visit to Navy Pier

First on the list is a trip to Pier Park for a ride on the 150-foot Ferris wheel, which offers great city and Lake Michigan views and is open year-round. Also, check out the whimsical musical carousel, Wave Swinger lift-and-twirl ride, miniature golf course, remote control boats, and more.

Next, grab the kids and explore educational wonders at the Chicago Children’s Museum. Discover dozens of lively interactive exhibits such as BIG Backyard, Dinosaur Expedition, Inventing Lab, and the Kovler Family Climbing Schooner. Then get lost in Amazing Chicago’s Funhouse Maze, where you’ll be entertained by the Mirror Maze, Spinning Tunnel, and more.

See a blockbuster on Chicago’s largest movie screen at the IMAX Theater. Or take a dynamic high-speed motion thrill ride to Antarctica, the moon, and more on the Transporter FX.

Not limited to a specific season, entertainment at Chicago Shakespeare Theater delights year-round. Catch cutting-edge performances and classics at this highly regarded cultural institution, whose tradition of excellence has been recognized with the Regional Theater Tony Award, three Laurence Olivier Awards, and 70 total Joseph Jefferson Awards.