Tours

These guided group tours are designed to engage and inspire your class, social club, business group or art-minded friends. Our education team tailors each tour to meet your group’s needs and objectives whether educational, recreational or professional.

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 children and adults to enjoy. These tours will take your group through our current exhibition “In Focus: The Chicago Freedom Movement and the Fight for Fair Housing”. Enjoy the virtual tours from the safety of your classroom or community meeting place. These guided tours are free and open to schools, community organizations, and other groups. To book a virtual tour today, please fill out this request form and our Education staff will be in touch soon.
Interested in including this tour in your lesson plans? Visit our Education Tours page to learn more.

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

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

McCormick House Tours*

Learn more about the unique history and design of Mies van der Rohe’s McCormick House. More information and a schedule of these regularly scheduled house tours can be found in Events.

Student/Children Tours*

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

Provide an enriching learning experience with a field trip to EAM. 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. Furthermore, EAM’s Education Center will customize a tour of the current exhibitions with a corresponding activity to fulfill your troops badge requirements.

To schedule a school tour complete this form.

Some groups may be eligible for free tour admission through the “Art is for Everyone” program.

Group Tours*

Adults: $18/person, Seniors: $15/person. Minimum of 10 people.*

Customize a tour for your group focusing on the museum’s current exhibition or the cornerstone of the museum’s permanent collection, Mies van der Rohe’s McCormick House (1952), one of only three houses in the world in Mies’ modern style. To schedule a tour for adults or seniors complete this form.