Navy Pier offers visitors more than 50 acres of parks, promenades, gardens, shops, restaurants and attractions, as well as an array of family-oriented events and attractions. The pier is also home to the Chicago Children's Museum, IMAX Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the iconic Navy Pier Ferris wheel and Amazing Chicago, a 4,000 square foot maze. Also, many pleasure boats dock at Navy Pier and offer everything from dinner cruises to speedboat rides, depending on the season. Navy Pier is free, but parking and many attractions charge a fee. Navy Pier is open year round except on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Check the Web site for hours and a schedule of events.