Chicago Cultural Center Learning Lab

COVID-19 Update

Based on Chicago's key health metrics, the city is currently in Phase 3 (Cautiously Reopen). The health and safety of our guests and staff remain our highest priority. As such, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events is closely monitoring developments around the Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19) and sharing safeguards and best practices as outlined by city and state officials. Please refer to the Chicago Department of Public Heath’s website,, for the latest local updates on the response to COVID-19.

The Chicago Cultural Center is closed to the public. All events, programs and tours are canceled until further notice.

CLOSED in response to COVID-19

Chicago Cultural Center, 1st Floor South

FREE Admission

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Learning Lab(click on image to enlarge)


The Learning Lab is a place to engage and experiment with aspects of all DCASE cultural programming. Watch archival footage of guests at past DCASE events on a vintage TV set, hear the sounds of upcoming DCASE music festivals, try your hand at mural making like Keith Haring on our chalk wall, touch pieces of the building to get a feel of the sumptuous materials used to create this golden age building and more!

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CLOSED in response to COVID-19

Chicago Cultural Center

Admission is FREE
Monday–Friday, 10am–7pm
Saturday–Sunday, 10am–5pm
Exhibitions close 15 minutes before the building closes
(Closed Holidays)

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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

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Virtual Programs

Applications accepted on a rolling basis

The Chicago Cultural Center's Learning Lab invites artists to share their craft in hands-on "Meet an Artist" programs. As the Chicago Cultural Center remains closed to the public in response to COVID-19, we invite artists to propose activities that can be shared with the public through live video. We are especially interested in activities that align with the Year of Chicago Music. For more information and the application, visit