360 Chicago Observation Deck (formerly John Hancock Observatory) Admission

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360 Chicago Observation Deck (formerly John Hancock Observatory) Admission information and booking

Departs from
360 Chicago on Michigan Avenue
Time of departure
Daily - 9am to 11pm (last arrival at 10:30pm)
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Tour description provided by Viator

The best views of Chicago can be yours at 360 Chicago (John Hancock Observatory)! Perched 94 stories above the Windy City, the 360 Chicago provides commanding views of Lake Michigan and Chicago’s towering skyscrapers, including Willis (Sears) Tower. Located in the heart of downtown on Michigan Avenue, the observatory is steps away from other top Chicago attractions, and with inclusions like panoramic touch-screens and interactive educational kiosks, it will be the high point (literally) of your Chicago trip!

If you want to extend your tour to day and night and observe Chicago at both times of day, upgrade to the Sun & Stars option, good for two visits.

With your admission to the 360 Chicago (John Hancock Observatory), step off Michigan Avenue and into a high-powered elevator that will take you on an exhilarating ride to the 94th floor at a speed of 20.5 mph (33 kph). The observatory provides unbeatable views of Chicago at all times of the day: Go in the morning or afternoon to admire the expansive blue of Lake Michigan, go at sunset for a romantic moment, or go at night when the city becomes a sea of twinkling lights.More than just the tip of a tall building, the 360 Chicago (John Hancock Observatory) offers several activities to complement the pretty view. Explore Chicago through the best technologies such as interactive screens that allow you to zoom in and out of famous locations across the city and test your knowledge on digital challenges. The guide is available in seven languages as well a version with commentary designed for kids.Delight in a unique photo opportunity that will capture you as a 360 Chicago (John Hancock Center) window washer. Souvenir photo packages are also available for purchase.If you need to catch your breath, head to the observatory’s Architect's Corner, where you can take a break with an Italian coffees, gelato, cocktails, or the delicious café menu.Upgrade: Additional admission options are available to make the most of your visit.

  • The Sun & Stars option is good for two visits (valid for 48 hours) to the observatory providing opportunity to enjoy Chicago views by both day and night

What's included

  • Admission ticket

What isn't included

  • Souvenir photo packages (available to purchase)
  • Interactive telescopes (fees apply per use)
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase at the observatory’s cafe)