Education Tours

In-person tours will resume with this fall’s solo show by Sentrock. Scroll below for virtual options.

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.

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 an Art is for Everyone tour, please complete this form.

The Art is for Everyone Program is supported by our 2021 Soiree donors.

Virtual Tours

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 select exhibitions and are adaptable to your classroom. Each tour package includes video tours, curriculum packets, lesson plans, project materials, and more.

Book a virtual tour today and our Education staff will be in touch soon.

In Focus: The Chicago Freedom Movement and the Fight for Fair Housing reflects on historical and contemporary responses to fair housing in the Chicagoland area, beginning with the crucial Chicago Freedom Movement. The 1965-67 Movement led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., James Bevel, and Al Raby fought against systemic racism and segregation in the Chicagoland area and inspired the Fair Housing Act of 1968. In Focus seeks to provide an understanding and context for this national issue that had roots in the Chicagoland area through a variety of photographic works.

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