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Learn how architects, artists and engineers collaborated with Chicago’s movers and shakers to transform a railroad yard and parking lot into a magnificent park that has thrilled millions and become the envy of cities around the world.

1.5 Hours
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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. You’ll also discover the many ways Lurie Garden symbolizes Chicago history and how Millennium Park became one of the world's largest green roofs.


Upcoming Millennium Park: Beyond the Bean Tours

Scheduled departures for this tour will return next season. To be notified when tickets for our next tour season go on sale, email