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Art Institute of Chicago Chicago Architecture Foundation Architecture River Cruise - Navy Pier

Chicago Art & Architecture

Experience the unique art and architecture scene in Chicago and save with the Chicago Art & Architecture pass. With instant delivery, your pass is ready to use and accessible from any mobile device. Your pass activates when you visit your first attraction and is good for 30 days from activation.

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Adult $103.44 $69.00
Child (3-12) $38.28 $28.00

3 Attractions

  • Recently Voted #1 Museum in the World by TripAdvisor!

    Chicago may be the Second City, but there is nothing second rate about this art collection. Feast your eyes upon masterworks by Hopper, Monet, and Rembrandt, as well as an expansive collection of contemporary art. A highlight: Seeing the iconic American Gothic up close.

    The Loop/Millennium Park
    Gate Prices Adult $42.00
    Child (3-12)
  • Be amazed by Chicago’s innovation, creativity and architecture. CAF’s tours are famous around the world for one reason: we train real Chicagoans to give real tours of the real city. CAF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring people to discover why design matters. Stop in today and take advantage of our free exhibitions, interesting lectures and award-winning retail shop. 

    The Loop/Millennium Park
    Gate Prices Adult $20.00
    Child (3-12) $17.00
  • Part urban outing, part outdoor adventure, on this tour you'll explore the masterworks of some of the world's most famous architects, including Frank Lloyd Wright, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and more. There is no better view than from the Chicago River.

    See beautiful Chicago by water on your trip, with an exciting cruise that takes you along the banks of the Chicago River. This one-hour cruise passes the best architectural landmarks of Chicago, while you relax and enjoy the splendor from your tour boat! It’s “urban outing” meets “outdoor adventure”, and it’s the perfect way to tour the city that claims as its own such architectural greats as Frank Lloyd Wright.

    Shoreline’s reputable 75-Minute Architecture Tour takes you along all three branches of the Chicago River. You’ll be accompanied by a witty and well-informed docent, with whom you can chat in-depth about the history of Chicago’s architecture, including details about “the Great Fire” and the city’s landmark buildings. Mies van der Rohe, Skidmore Owings Merrill, and Helmut Jahn are among the world-famous architects who have made their mark in this metropolis in the form of highly recognizable buildings and functional skyscrapers.

    Sights you will see and learn about along this tour include:

    • The Willis (Sears) Tower: At 110 meters high, this famous tower is the tallest in the Western hemisphere and the fifth largest in the world and contains some 3.8 million square feet of business and retail space.
    • The Tribune Tower: Home of The Chicago Tribune, CNN’s Chicago bureau, and WGN Radio, this prominent neo-gothic building was built in 1925 and stands 141 meters above ground.
    • The Wrigley Building: More than just a baseball field or chewing gum brand, the Wrigley name is also attached to this beautiful property that sits on Michigan Avenue’s “Magnificent Mile”.
    • Marina City: This multi-building complex occupies an entire block of the city and sits along the north bank of the Chicago River.
    • The Old Post Office Building: Designed by Graham, Anderson, Probst & White, this famous brick-sided mail terminal was listed by the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.

    Enjoy this classic, informative tour of the world’s architectural hub! Tours departing from Navy Pier have Ramps for wheelchair boarding. Shoreline Architecture Cruises depart from the Navy Pier Ogden Slip. Please note that this tour does not run in the winter season.

    Navy Pier
    Gate Prices Adult $41.44
    Child (3-12) $21.28

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How much will I save with a Go City Card Package?

Your savings depends on which package you choose, but many offer savings of 25% or more.

How long is my pass good for?

30 days. Visiting your first attraction activates your pass. Then, you have 30 days to visit all your attractions. You have 1 year from the purchase date to begin using your pass.

Does my pass expire?

Yes. You have one year from the date of purchase to begin using your pass. After one year, it will expire. If for any reason you don't activate your pass within a year of purchase, we'll give you a full refund. No questions asked.

What is the age range for a child pass?

Child passes are for children ages 3-12. Many attractions offer free admission for younger children. Please consult the attraction websites for more details.

What is your refund policy?

You'll have a full year from the day you purchase your passes to receive a full refund, as long as they are unused. However, the passes are non-refundable once they're activated.

Can I visit an attraction more than once?

Unless otherwise noted, you may visit each attraction only once.

How will my pass be delivered?

Your pass will be immediately available to download and/or print after checkout. You will also receive a pdf attached to your confirmation email.

How do I open my pass?

Your pass is a PDF document. You'll need a pdf reader to open your pass. Most computers and mobile devices come with one, but visit to download and install a free reader from Adobe.

How do I use my pass at an attraction?

Each traveler will have his or her own Build Your Own Pass, containing a unique QR code. At most attractions, you simply present your Pass at the normal ticket window. The attendants will scan your pass and return it to you.

Please read the individual "Getting In" instructions for each attraction to determine if there are any special instructions. (Some attractions may require you to redeem your Pass for a separate entrance ticket.)

Do I need to make reservations?

Certain attractions may require reservations. While most do not require reservations, please read the "Getting In" details for each of your selected attractions to see if a reservation is required.

Can I add or remove an attraction from a Package Deals?

You can't remove attractions from a package, but visit our Build Your Own Pass page to add more!

Can I really skip ticket lines?

Yes, you can! Since you already have your paid admission on your phone, many of our attraction partners allow you to go straight to the gate, skipping the ticket line. Check the "Getting In" instructions for each attraction on your pass to see where and how.


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