Plan Your Visit


Navy Pier's Festival Hall offers an expansive presentation floor and towering ceilings, providing EXPO CHICAGO galleries and visitors with unprecedented opportunities for large scale and site specific installations. EXPO CHICAGO is a cultural centerpiece that reimagines the public landmark as it prepares for another impressive century. The future is bright for Navy Pier, as evidenced by the recently announced Centennial Vision, which positions the pier as an international cultural tourism destination for contemporary art and design.


Thursday, September 18th 6:00pm-9:00pm

HOURS // 2014

Friday, September 19th 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday, September 20th 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sunday, September 21st 11:00 am - 6:00 pm


Navy Pier
600 E Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60611


If arriving by taxi, tell the driver,“Entrance 2.” (Proceed along the dock road on the north side of the Pier to the farthest entrance). Will Call and Coat Check are located on the Lower Level of Entrance 2. Limited on-site parking is located in the West and East Garages, along the north side of the Pier.

Proceed along the boardwalk on the south side of the Pier until you reach Festival Halls A & B. Will Call and Coat Check are located on the Lower Level of Festival Hall B. The fair entrance is located at Festival Hall B on the upper level.

Red Line to State & Lake:
from StateSt.take #29 StateSt.bus East to Navy Pier.
Brown Line to Chicago:
from Chicago Ave.,take #66 Chicago Ave. bus East to Navy Pier.

#29 State St.,#65 Grand Ave., #66 Chicago Ave. and the #124 Navy Pier Express (serving METRA lines, Millennium Park/ Randolph St.,Ogilvie and Union Stations).

Chicago Gallery News Shuttle Bus | Courtesy Transportation

Friday – Sunday,12:00pm to 6:00pm daily. Shuttles will run between EXPO CHICAGO at Navy Pier, the Museum of Contemporary Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, River North and West Loop gallery districts, with many galleries holding extended hours during the fair. Shuttles will depart Navy Pier on the hour and half hour. Please click here for shuttle map.

End of day shuttle service

Begins one hour prior to close. Pick-up at Entrance 2. Please see the VIP Desk for designated drop-off locations.

Hailo, the Taxi App

Use Hailo to get a taxi wherever you are, whenever you want. All it takes is two taps on the Hailo smartphone app. Pay automati- cally with your credit or debit card. Download Hailo today and enter promo-codes: CHIEXPOVIP1, CHIEXPOVIP2, CHIEXPOVIP3, CHIEXPOVIP4 for $15 off your first 4 rides during EXPO CHICAGO/ 2013.


Flatland Restaurant and Bar

Flatland is a table service restaurant located within the exposition, presented by Riva Crab House and Navy Pier. Designed by David Salkin of David Slakin Creative, the pop-up restuarnat is named after the famous book written in 1884 by Edwin Abbott Abbott, Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions.

Flatland is located in the west side of the exposition, opposite booths 222 and 224, on Terrace B, overlooking the Chicago skyline.


The Inkwell

Join us for special events, live music, and DJS on the Lakeview Terrace rooftop.



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