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Millennium Carillon in Moser Tower & Visitor Center

 

At the base of the Riverwalk's Rotary Hill stands the majestic Millennium Carillon in Moser Tower, a unique, 16-story structure with a 72- bell musical instrument. This gift, given to the Naperville community to commemorate the dawn of the New Millennium, was built through community support and donations, and is maintained through a partnership between the Naperville Park District, Millennium Carillon Foundation and the City of Naperville.

Visitors can climb the 253 steps to the top of the tower on the guided tour and enjoy the spectacular view, where on a clear day the Chicago Skyline can be seen. Those who are unable to climb the stairs are encouraged to use the elevator and remain on the Gallery Level Observation Deck.

Millennium Carillon History
Millennium Carillon Fun Facts

 
The Millennium Carillon and Visitor Center Hours:

At the Visitor Center, formerly the historic Netzley House, guests will learn about the Carillon and area history through fun and interactive exhibits, and view the carillonneur practice area. A six-minute video will highlight nearby Centennial Park where Centennial Beach is located, the Riverwalk and the Millennium Carillon to illustrate how these "three gifts" have had a positive impact on the community. Guests may access the Visitor Center free of charge.

Visitors can climb the 253 steps to the top of the 160-foot tower and enjoy a spectacular view while learning
about the workings of the Carillon, its history, and its unique features.

The Millennium Carillon in Moser Tower and the Visitor Center Hours of Operation*
April 29-October 29
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Sundays, 12:00-6:00 p.m.

May 26-August 11
Fridays 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

*Daily Hour Exceptions/Changes:
Saturday, June 10 -The Visitor Center and Carillon will open at 1:30 p.m.


Dates and hours of operations are subject to change due to weather and other factors beyond our control

Visitor Center admission is free of charge.  Carillon tours are $3 for ages 5 and older; children 4 years and under are free. Visitors under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. The Millennium Carillon and Visitor Center are located along the Riverwalk at the base of Rotary Hill at 443 Aurora Ave.

All tours are guided and only done during operational hours.

Millennium Carillon Tour Reminders

Group Tours
For groups of 10 or more, please make a reservation by calling 630-848-3619 or by email at bmalatt@napervilleparks.org.

Recitals and Special Events
Information can be found at the Carillon website, www.naperville-carillon.org.

 
Millennium Carillon Lighting Schedule
Date Color Occasion
Jan. 1-Mar. 9 White Normal Tower Lighting
Mar. 10-23 Green St. Patrick's Day
Mar. 24-Apr. 9 Blue World Autism Awareness
Apr. 10-23 Green Earth Day/Week
Apr. 24 - Jun. 29 White Normal Tower Lighting
Jun. 30-Jul. 4 Red/White/Blue Independence Day
Jul. 5-Sept. 7 White Normal Tower Lighting
Sept. 8-17 Yellow Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Sept. 18-24 Orange Hunger Action Month - Hunger Awareness
Sept. 25-Oct. 12 White Normal Tower Lighting
Oct. 13 - 22 Red Dyslexia Awareness 
Oct. 23-Nov. 2 Orange Halloween
Nov. 3-13 Red/White/Blue Veterans Day
Nov. 14-Dec. 10 White Normal Tower Lighting
Dec. 11-20 Blue Hanukkah
Dec. 21-31 Green/Red Christmas

 

Units of local government, school districts and colleges, not-for-profit corporations and public agencies are that are interested in proposing the display of certain colors to promote, celebrate, or commemorate non-profit or non-commercial community activities or events should contact the Park District at 630-848-5000.

Become a Volunteer Carillon Ambassador
A Carillon Ambassador will support the Carillon operations and events through the year by communication with the visitors and presentations to groups visiting the Carillon.   Carillon Ambassadors will have training specific to this volunteer opportunity.  Please contact Lynnette Hoole @ 630-848-3606 or lhoole@napervilleparks.org for more details. 

Read the Carillon Ambassador job description

 

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