Chicago Cultural Center

Hours: Daily 10am–5pm

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COVID-19 Update

For the health and safety of our visitors and staff, DCASE is taking necessary precautions for all its programs and venues. Please wear face coverings and keep your social distance. Learn more about the City’s response to COVID-19 and its vaccination efforts at chicago.gov/covid.

 

Chicago Cultural Center Slideshow

 

Drawn by its beauty and the fabulous free public events, hundreds of thousands of visitors come to the Chicago Cultural Center every year, making it one of the most visited attractions in Chicago. The stunning landmark building is home to two magnificent stained-glass domes, as well as free music, dance and theater events, films, lectures, art exhibitions and family events. Read More

 

 

 Rediscover The People’s Palace

Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

Helpful information to plan your visit to the Chicago Cultural Center.

Tours

Tours

Take a tour the historic Chicago Cultural Center in-person, virtually or on a video tour with cultural historian Tim Samuelson.

Buddy

Buddy

Public Media Institute's shop in the Chicago Cultural Center that gives Chicago's artists and small manufacturers a place to showcase and sell their goods and artwork.

Events Calendar

Events Calendar

The Chicago Cultural Center offers FREE events, performances and exhibitions year-round.

Exhibitions (Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford: League of Nations pictured)

Exhibitions

A wide range of diverse and engaging exhibitions devoted to the visual arts and contemporary culture are presented.

Learning Lab

Learning Lab

The Learning Lab is an interactive studio that offers sights, sounds, and experiences for visitors of all ages and a wide range of abilities.

Private Events & Weddings

Private Events & Weddings

Host your next event at the Chicago Cultural Center. The stunning landmark offers a variety of options for large and small gatherings.

Accessibility Information

Accessibility Information

Find out what accessibility features are available at the Chicago Cultural Center.

Architecture and History

Architecture and History

Constructed over 100 years ago as the Chicago Public Library and a Civil War memorial, the Chicago Cultural Center reflects the best of Chicago.

 

Stay Connected

Visit us:

Chicago Cultural Center

Admission is FREE
(Closed Holidays)


Find us:

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602



Parking:

Nearby parking garages are located at Grant Park North Garage (25 N. Michigan Ave.), Grant Park South Garage (325 S. Michigan Ave.) and Millennium Park Garage & Millennium Lakeside Garage (5 S. Columbus Dr.).

Pay in person at each garage location or pre-pay online for discounted parking. Visit www.millenniumgarages.com/rates or call 312.616.0600 for 24/7 customer service.

Public Transportation:

CTA

Take CTA to the Chicago Cultural Center

From the elevated lines: exit at Washington/Wabash and walk east.

From the subway: exit at Lake (Red Line) or Washington (Blue Line) and walk east.

Served by Michigan Avenue buses 3, 4, 19, 20, 26, 60, 66, 124, 143, 147, 151, 157 and Washington St. buses 4, J14, 20, 56, 66, 147.

For travel information, visit www.transitchicago.com. For fare information or to purchase fares in advance, visit www.ventrachicago.com.