Activities & Resources
John Hancock Center and Observatory050in Chicago, IL 60611
about John Hancock Center and Observatory:
Walk along the new open-air Skywalk. Take in the History Wall. Soundscopes are the new talking telescopes that tell you all about the sites you are viewing (in four languages!). Take photos at the faux window-washer rig or high-rise construction beam.
Individual Sky Tours are $4 with admission and "Tours for Two", shared audio tours (one Sky Tour - two headphones), are $5 with admission.
See if your kids can locate all 13 rooftop swimming pools within view of the Hancock!
Birthday parties (for kids and adults) can be held in the Espression by Lavazza cafe.
The John Hancock Center has a 750-car parking garage, offered for Observatory visitors, with entrances on Chestnut Street and Delaware Street.
Drinking fountains, payphones, and bathrooms are available at Observatory level, with changing tables in both men's and women's bathrooms. Stroller and wheelchair accessible.
CityPass: The Hancock Observatory is a participant in CityPass, the most convenient way to visit six city attractions. Tickets are combined in an easy booklet for one low price, with no waiting in ticket lines!
The most convenient parking in the area is located at John Hancock Center with entrances off of Chestnut and Delaware. Parking rates are competitive with neighboring facilities.