Discount tickets to 360 Chicago. 360 Chicago is the observation deck located on the 94th floor of the John Hancock Center. I always tell people to just skip it and spend the admission fee on a cocktail at the 95th floor restaurant, the Signature Room. Now Goldstar has an offer for discount tickets. Here are all the current 360 Chicago ticket options:
Where: John Hancock Center, 875 N. Michigan Avenue, 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’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 new Architect’s Corner – Café and Bar. There are also interactive panoramic touchscreens in seven languages.
Beware of the weather; 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. Also these 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.
360 Chicago doesn’t have an app so if you have a laptop go to Water Tower Place (835 N. Michigan Ave.) or the Westin Lobby (909 N. Michigan) have free wifi and buy your tickets, If you don’t have a laptop go to the Water Works branch of the Chicago Public Library (163 E Pearson St. call for hours (312) 742-8811) and use their computer for free for up to two 15 minute sessions. If you decide to buy from Goldstar you can also use their app.
Regular admission and online discount
Regular admission is: Adult – 12+ years $20.50 (includes tax), Youth – 3–11 years $13.50 (includes tax) and Children under 3 free. If you purchase your tickets in advance online there is a 10% discount. Purchase here.
Another feature of Chicago 360 is the Tilt. The Tilt is “an exhilarating one-of-a-kind attraction that literally TILT’s visitors to a 30° angle over Michigan Avenue”. Tilt is a $7.00 add-on to regular admission and is 10% off if purchased in advance online.
Sun and Stars Package
There is also an option to purchase a ticket for two visits in a 48 hour period. Presumably once during the day and once in the evening.
Regular admission is: Adult – 12+ years $25.00 (includes tax), Youth – 3–11 years $18.00 (includes tax) and Children under 3 free. If you purchase your tickets in advance online there is a 10% discount.
Goldstar Sun and Stars deal
Sun and Star package for two is $36.00 versus $41 at the box office or $36.90 online. Sun and Star admission for one is $18.00 versus $25 at the box office or $18.45 online.
These tickets will be on sale while supplies last or through April 14, 2017. Good for any date through June 14, 2017 except February 26.
Is this deal worth it? If you’re not a resident of the City of Chicago and you really want to go up there twice this is a good deal. Just buy at the last minute as discussed above.These These tickets are also are non-refundable. Purchase here.
FastPass allows you to avoid the long queues with exclusive VIP entry and express elevator access to the 94th floor. Adult – 12+ years
$44 (includes tax) and Youth – 3–11 years $44 (includes tax). FastPass allows guests to go to the front of the elevator queuing line going up to the 94th floor. It does not apply to TILT and there is not a TILT equivalent of it. FastPass is currently only sold onsite.
I would only consider this option if money is no object. Actually even then I wouldn’t pay it. I have seen atrocious lines when walking through the lobby but that’s generally in summer. Lines may also be bad on holidays, days with major events in the city, days with lots of groups visiting 360 Chicago and any combination of these factors.
Chicago Resident Deal
All residents whose zip code starts with 606 receive 50% off general admission. To purchase tickets, present an id with proof of your residency at the ticketing desk at 875 N Michigan Ave. Must present Government issued ID. Valid for 1 adult with up to 3 children. Expires 12/31/17.
Sun and Stars Chicago resident discount tickets are: Adult – 12+ years $25 (includes tax) Youth – 3–11 years $18 (includes tax).