360 Chicago Observation Deck (formerly John Hancock Observatory) Admission
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the low down
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!

With mobile tickets, simply scan your phone for direct entry into 360 Chicago.

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.

Please Note: There will be an early closure for TILT on February 25th at 4:00pm for a private event.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • Chicago, Illinois , United States of America
  • Flexible
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Was cool but we purchased along with the Tilt and was informed that it wouldn't be open until later that night. Disappointed as we had other things planned out for that day. No offer for refund either from the observation crew.

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what to expect

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
  • The TILT option offers access to this brand new attraction of outward tilting glass 1,000 feet above the Magnificent Mile. This is the first of its kind in the world and offers unique, downward facing views. 

inclusions and exclusions

  • Admission ticket
  • Admission to TILT, if option selected at time of booking
  • Souvenir photo packages (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase at the observatory’s cafe)
  • N/A
  • Family friendly
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.