We understand that you may have questions around whether attractions are open, if there are restrictions in place, and how Covid-19 may impact your visit to Chicago in general. Rest assured, we’re here to help.
How may COVID-19 impact your visit to Chicago?
We’re happy to let you know that attractions are starting to re-open and they’re looking forward to welcoming you. That being said, we advise you to check the individual attraction websites for their most up-to-date information - we’ve included a full list below.
We’re working closely with attractions to help keep you up-to-date. To make it even easier for you to see scheduled reopenings, we’ve added flags to attraction images on the website - which highlight when an attraction is planning on opening. This information is also listed on the ‘Essentials’ section of each individual attraction page.
Will entry to attractions be different?
Those attractions that have reopened may have done so with some changes to how Go Chicago pass holders gain entry, and we’re working closely with them to ensure it’s seamless for you. On the attraction pages of our website, we’re adding the information we receive to the ‘Know before you go’ section at the bottom of the page, and we advise that you check this when planning your visit. This section may include changes like queuing further apart - each attraction will have its own process in place.
We’ve also added some new attraction filters to help you plan your visit including ‘Outside of the city’ and ‘Outdoor attractions’ which you can find on the attraction list page under each pass.
What is contactless entry?
Our passes are digital - you simply download them via our app and they live on your phone for when you need them. There is no need to exchange cash or card for payment and attractions will not need to hold your phone to scan the pass. We’re working with as many attractions as possible to encourage contactless entry.
Should I purchase a pass now, even though I am not sure of my exact travel dates?
Yep! You can buy today, confident in the knowledge that all passes are valid for two years from the date of purchase and are only activated when you start using them. We offer 14-day free cancellation in case your plans change and if you’re outside of this window you can swap your pass for another destination, perhaps your closest city. We have 35+ cities around the world to choose from.
Full list of attraction websites
American Writers Museum
Architecture River Cruise
Art Institute of Chicago
Big Bus Chicago
Bike and Roll Chicago
Blue Man Group Chicago
Chicago Children's Museum
Chicago Food Planet
Chicago Gray Line
Chicago Helicopter Experience
Chicago History Museum
Chicago Theatre Tour
Ernest Hemingway Birthplace Home
Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio Tour
Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Chicago
LEGOLAND Discovery Center
Museum of Contemporary Art
Museum of Science and Industry
Navy Pier Skyline Segway Tour
Shoreline Classic Lake Tour
SkyDeck Chicago at Willis Tower
Tall Ship Windy
The Escape Game Chicago