Experience architecture as only a member can.

As Chicago Architecture Foundation members, your family will discover architecture and design together. You’ll enjoy an entire year of special events, informative programs and VIP tours that cater to all ages. Explore Chicago on one of our 65 FREE walking tours, flex your design skills at a LEGO® Build workshop, or go behind the scenes to discover impressive Chicago venues. Don’t miss out on these exclusive benefits and fun learning opportunities.

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How Your Membership Helps Others

What our members are saying

CAF elevates the understanding of design.

They are teaching a new generation how to solve problems.

Devon, CAF Auxiliary Board Member

I became a member after living in Chicago for about a year.

I had done all the normal touristy things and wanted a way to learn more about my new city. Being a member of CAF makes me feel much more connected to and integrated into Chicago. It makes the big city a bit more manageable!

Annie, CAF Member

Living in Chicago is like living in a museum of architecture.

There’s almost every type and style you can imagine. My CAF membership is an all access pass to the museum and allows me to discover all of the city’s stories.

Graeme, CAF Member

Exclusive Benefits for CAF Members

Start enjoying your membership benefits today! Call 312.922.8687 with questions.

GIVING LEVELS: 100% Tax Deductible
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*Limited Saturday river cruise departures.
Selected bus tours include: Devil in the White City, Explore Downtown: Open Top Bus Tour, Explore Historic Neighborhoods:Open Top Bus Tour, Riverfront Deco: A Walking and Trolley Tour, Skyline Vistas by Trolley
Students - Bring valid student ID
Senior - Age 65 and older
Household - Two adults and four children under 18