Chicago Cultural Center Building Tours

Weekly: Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday • 1:15pm

Chicago Cultural Center • Tours meet in the Welcome Center, 1st Floor North

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Building Tours reveal the storied history of the landmark Chicago Cultural Center – offered year round on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 1:15pm. Tours are FREE and led by volunteer docents.

Schedule of tours for Visitors who are Blind or have Low Vision will take place at the Chicago Cultural Center at 1:15pm:
  • March 12
  • June 11
  • September 10
  • December 10

 

Public Group Tours:

  • Free guided tours of the building
  • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday (year-round)
  • 1:15pm
  • Tours are 45-60 minutes long
  • Tour may be limited to 25 guests to arrive
  • No advance registration required
 

Private Group Tours:

  • Free guided tours of the building
  • By appointment on Fridays only at 10:30am or 2:30pm, pending availability
  • Designed for adults, 13 years and older
  • Tours are 45-60 minutes long
  • For groups of 15 - 30 people, smaller groups may be combined with another group if needed.
  • Book four to six weeks in advance, by completing this request form
 

Exhibition Exploration:

  • Free guided exploration of exhibitions and the Chicago Cultural Center, Learning Lab and Millennium Park!

For Elementary and High School students

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays
  • 10am-12:30pm
  • 2 groups per day – maximum 30 students in each group
  • Fill out the online request form for each group or class
  • Please note whether you are interested in Exhibition Exploration or History and Architecture
  • Book four to six weeks in advance
  • Confirmation within 5 business days
 

Note:

  • All tours are led by trained volunteer docents and/or staff
  • All tours begin in the Welcome Center

 

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Admission is FREE
Monday–Friday, 10am–7pm
Saturday–Sunday, 10am–5pm
(Closed Holidays)

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Find us:

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

Take CTA to 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

Contact us:

312.742.1168
dcase@cityofchicago.org
cityofchicago.org/dcase

 

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