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.

Virtual Tours now available

In response to COVID-19 restrictions that affected in-person school tours at the Museum our education team has developed virtual tours to enjoy from the safety of your classroom or community meeting place.

  • STEAM activity kits, video instructions, and curriculum are available for grades 4-8 around themes of our “Houses of Tomorrow: Solar Homes from Keck to Today” show.
  • A virtual tour for children or adults is available of our “In Focus: The Chicago Freedom Movement and the Fight for Fair Housing” exhibition.

These guided tours are free and open to schools, community organizations, and other qualifying groups as part of our Art is Everyone program. Book a virtual tour today 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.

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 on our Events page.

*In-person student and group tours are temporarily on hold due to COVID-19 protocols and policies.

Student/Children Tours*

Students, Scout Troops, and other groups of 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 for schools and other community groups. Experience exhibitions of contemporary art, modern architecture, and a variety of art education activities. The museum’s Education staff can customize a tour of the current exhibitions with a corresponding activity to fulfill your curriculum or troop badge requirements.

Schedule a group tour today. Interested in including this tour in your lesson plans? Visit our Education Tours page to learn more.

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

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. Schedule a tour for adults or seniors.