Discount tickets 360 Chicago.
Where: 875 N. Michigan Avenue, (formerly John Hancock Center), 94th Floor, 888-875-8439
When: 360 CHICAGO is open 365 days a year from 9:00am to 11:00pm with the last entry at 10:30 PM daily. Subject to change.
What is it?
360 Chicago is the observation deck located on the 94th floor of the 875 N. Michigan (John Hancock Center).
What’s up there?
360 CHICAGO offers “breathtaking views of the city and Lake Michigan from over 1,000 feet above the Magnificent Mile”. Enjoy a cocktail or coffee at the Architect’s Corner – Café and Bar, check out interactive panoramic touchscreens in seven languages or pay extra and experience Tilt. Tilt extends out and over Michigan Ave. at a 30 degree angle. Video here.
November 25-December 2, 2020 sale
Get 50% off all tickets to the observation deck if you buy them online during the Thanksgiving week sale. Use your tickets yourself or give them as a gift. Tickets are good for one visit within 365 days from the date of purchase.
COTC note: So this is a great deal. The discount is 38-40% and the tickets are good for a year.
Thanksgiving week prices
Adult General Admission (Ages 12+) $12.50+$2.39 Fee (Regular price $25 general admission and $8 for Tilt)
Youth General Admission (Ages 3-11) $7.50+$2.08 Fee (Regular price $15 general admission and $8 Tilt).
Chicago Residents Adult Admission (Ages 12+) $5.75+$1.98 Fee Locals with a 606 zip code only. ID required. (Regular price $12.50/$4 for Tilt)
Chicago Residents (Ages 3-11) $3.75+$1.86 Fee Locals with a 606 zip code only. Parent ID required. Chicago Residents (Regular price $7.50/$4 for Tilt)
Annual Pass $50.00+$4.67 Fee Good for unlimited visits to 360 CHICAGO for 365 days from the date of purchase. Excludes special events and closures.
Add TILT $4.00+$1.87 Fee One ride on TILT – Chicago’s highest thrill ride
Add a Drink at BAR 94 $7.00 +$2.06 Fee. Add one cocktail, wine, or beer from a select menu at BAR 94 (menu available at the bar).
Boozing with a view
I always tell people (non-Chicago residents) to just skip the observation deck and spend the admission fee on a cocktail at the lounge on the 96th floor. A glass of wine, mixed drink etc. will run you around $17 plus tax and tip so around $22 each. Like all boozing with a view it isn’t cheap. You could drink coffee or tea.
Beware of the weather. If you’re from out-of town buy at the last minute.
You never want to buy tickets in advance because the weather is unpredictable and when you get up there you may only be able to see clouds. Tickets are non-refundable. You should buy your tickets at the last minute. Like when you’re standing in front of the building and look up and see it’s not shrouded in clouds. You may also want to go into the building forst and see how long the lines are. I’ve seen insanely long lines in summer.
Go to the back of the gift shop next to the ticket sales area
In the back of the gift shop is an opening to a small exhibit with recordings discussing Chicago neighborhoods. If you’re an architecture geek wander through there and you’ll discover an exposed cross brace. I’m not sure if this is a mock up or a real structural element of the building.