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Learn how top architects, artists and engineers collaborated with Chicago’s movers and shakers to transform an ugly railway and parking lot into a park that has thrilled millions and become the envy of cities around the world. Hear the stories and inspiration behind a new Chicago icon: Millennium Park.

Duration
2 Hours
Price
$20 public
FREE for CAF members
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Though you may have visited the park before, our in-depth tour is sure to enhance your knowledge and experience. Understand the inspiration behind Anish Kapoor's huge, reflective Cloud Gate sculpture (nicknamed the "Bean"); Jaume Plensa's ever-changing, high-tech Crown Fountain; and Frank Gehry's exuberant, sculptural Jay Pritzker Music Pavilion and BP Bridge. Discover the many ways Kathryn Gustafson's Lurie Garden symbolizes Chicago history and why this park is also the world's largest roof garden.

Upcoming Millennium Park: Beyond the Bean Tours