More than 50 acres of parks, promenades, gardens, shops, restaurants and attractions, as well as an array of family-oriented events and attractions. Enjoy year-round free entertainment and amusement rides including the 150 foot tall Ferris wheel, the Wave Swinger and Musical Carousel. The pier is also home to the Chicago Children's Museum and Amazing Chicago, a 4,000-square-foot maze. 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. Open year-round.