The best time to visit is just after opening or after sunset. For great sunsets and twinkling nightscape viewing, plan on arriving to the Skydeck 30-45 minutes prior to your sunset time! Go to SunriseSunset for the Chicago sunset calendar.
A picture to remember. Want to take a great picture? Remember, when shooting towards the windows; use the “backlight” function on your camera (if available). Turn off your flash and use a polarizer filter, if you want to see what’s out the window behind your subject. Or easiest of all, have our professional photo team take your picture and have it ready for you in a custom folder before you leave. For the enjoyment of all guests, no tripods are allowed. You are more than welcome to bring your monopod.
Skydeck Chicago is child-friendly with family bathrooms located on Lower Level 2 inside the Skydeck Marketplace. The building is also equipped with ramps making it easy to navigate strollers.
Entertain the kids. The excitement can start even before you visit, with our Willis Tower Skydeck Kids Club. Visit the For Kids section for details and a variety of interactive games, quizzes, scavenger hunts and coloring pages to get your little ones excited for their visit. There’s something around every corner until they reach the Skydeck where they experience views like no other and if they dare to stand out on The Ledge!
With our Willis Tower Skydeck Kids Club, the excitement can start even before your visit! Learn more about interactive games, quizzes, scavenger hunts, and coloring activities designed to get your little ones excited for their visit. There’s something around every corner until they reach the Skydeck—where they’ll experience views like no other and if they dare to stand out on The Ledge!
Yes, the Skydeck is completely accessible and ADA-compliant. Ramps make wheelchair access easy. Our elevators can easily accommodate wheelchairs and scooters. We also offer optional sensory bypasses in our more stimulating exhibits.
No, we do not have storage lockers available.
The Skydeck has implemented timed ticketing. Please reserve your tickets in advance to guarantee access to the Skydeck.
For an optimal Ledge experience for all guests, Ledge visit times for parties of 3 or less will be a maximum of 60 seconds/party and parties of 4 or more will be a maximum of 90 seconds/party. Thank you.
Skydeck Chicago is open year-round, but hours vary by season:
Looking to take an atmospheric photo on date night? Wondering when is the best time to visit Chicago for a trip to the Skydeck? Sunrise and sunset hours make for terrific photos, and you’ll move more quickly through the line.