Education Tours

New Virtual Video Tour for “In Focus”

In response to COVID-19 restrictions that affected in-person school tours at the Museum our education team has developed virtual tours for students to enjoy. These tours will take your classroom through our current exhibition “In Focus: The Chicago Freedom Movement and the Fight for Fair Housing”. With your free virtual video tour, a curriculum packet will be provided which includes three different lesson plans, which is available to schools, community organizations, and other groups. In addition, educators will receive the video script, an introduction packet, and additional content to adapt for the classroom. To book a virtual tour today, please fill out this request form and our Education staff will be in touch soon.

Virtual Tours are part of our Art is for Everyone programming.

Art is for Everyone Program

For many schools, the cost of transportation is the single largest hurdle in providing the benefits of culturally enriching field trips. The Elmhurst Art Museum’s Art is for Everyone Program gives children from under-funded schools exposure to the arts as well as their academic and cultural benefits. On a yearly basis, the program provides free school buses, free museum-educator-led tours, instructor-guided workshops, and free Family Memberships for over 1,000 school children.

To schedule a Museum visit through the Art is for Everyone Program please email or call (630) 834-0202.

The Art is for Everyone Program is supported in part by McDonald’s and a grant from the League of Chicago Theatres and ComEd.

*Tours are temporarily on hold due to COVID-19 protocols and policies.

School Tours*

Students and Children under 18: $12/child (tour and activity), $8/child (tour only), $6/chaperone. Minimum of 10 students.

Provide an enriching learning experience with a field trip to the museum. Compelling exhibitions of contemporary art, modern architecture including one of only three Mies van der Rohe’s houses in the United States, access to Wilder Park and the ability to coordinate with other Elmhurst museums. To schedule a school tour complete this form.

Some groups may be eligible for free tour admission through the Art is for Everyone Program.