Navy Pier

ExPIERience 19


Navy Pier is committed to building on the success of our 2017 inaugural event, A Celebration ExPIERience, to fund even more free arts and cultural programming for Chicagoans and visitors alike in the years to come.


We hope you can join us for ExPIERience 19 to see the best of Navy Pier and all the tremendous changes—programmatic, physical, and organizational—that Navy Pier has undergone through the support of our generous partners.


Since 1916, Navy Pier has been integral to the social, cultural and economic advancement of Chicago. As it begins its second century as a nonprofit organization, it is guided by its newly defined mission: Navy Pier is the People’s Pier, Chicago’s lakefront treasure, welcoming all and offering dynamic and eclectic experiences through partnerships and programs that inspire discovery and wonder.

A distinctive urban treasure, Navy Pier is nearly a mile in length and features 50 acres of waterfront space and magnificent vistas. It is home to Polk Bros Park, the 20-story Centennial Wheel, Aon Grand Ballroom, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, WBEZ, Chicago Children’s Museum,  AMC IMAX Theater, Crystal Garden, and much more.

Navy Pier, as a nonprofit organization, is dedicated to the establishment of dramatic and engaging public spaces, aspires to become a leading example of environmental sustainability, and proudly offers affordable, year-round free arts & cultural public programming. We invite you to experience the new Navy Pier.

Please click here to register for ExPIERience 19.

Please click here to donate to ExPIERience 19 (not attend).

Navy Pier

Navy Pier, Aon Grand Ballroom