The CAC is committed to providing a safe experience for its entire community of members, staff, visitors, volunteers and tour attendees. In-person activities are suspended as of March 13, 2020; see below for additional details. The CAC made this difficult decision in support of the State of Illinois’ and the City of Chicago’s efforts to limit the transmission of COVID-19 (coronavirus).
In the meantime we encourage those across Chicago and beyond to subscribe to our free weekly mini magazine, CAC@Home, and to join us remotely at any of the multiple CAC Live events we’re pleased to offer each week. In addition to one-time-only CAC Live events featuring architecture experts, design practitioners, acclaimed authors and industry leaders, CAC Live engages the organization’s corps of more than 600 docents and volunteers.
Archived at architecture.org/athome, each free issue of CAC@Home includes new and archival video, reading material, neighborhood activities, fun for the family and more. CAC members enjoy additional benefits and exclusive offerings in addition to CAC@Home: Members’ Edition issues weekly.
CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE CENTER
The Chicago Architecture Center, including all exhibit galleries, the ArcelorMittal Design Studio, Gand Lecture Hall and the CAC Design Store, remains temporarily closed through Thursday, June 4 at the earliest.
CAFC RIVER CRUISES
Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruises aboard Chicago’s First Lady are paused through the month of May, tentatively set to resume Friday, June 5. All customers with canceled tickets will automatically be issued refunds through Ticketmaster. We continue to monitor and follow governmental and health officials’ guidelines and will keep you updated as the situation progresses. For questions regarding existing river cruise reservations, please contact us via email at email@example.com and allow 72 hours for a response, due to the high volume of inquiries.
CAC WALKING TOURS
All previously scheduled walking tours, including building tours, are suspended through Thursday, June 4 at the earliest, unless otherwise noted. While purchases made online for walking tours affected by our closure will be refunded automatically, we ask that you consider making a donation in support of the mission of the CAC. For questions regarding walking and building tours, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAC BUS TOURS
All previously scheduled bus tours are suspended through Thursday, June 4 at the earliest, unless otherwise noted. It is our intention to reschedule one-time-only and other bus tours affected, such as Berwyn and Synagogues by Bus: North Shore, for later dates. While purchases made online for bus tours affected by our closure will be refunded automatically, we ask that you consider making a donation in support of the mission of the CAC.
CAC PUBLIC PROGRAMS
All public programs at the Chicago Architecture Center are suspended through Thursday, June 4 at the earliest, unless otherwise noted. While purchases made online for programs affected by our closure will be refunded automatically, we ask that you consider making a donation in support of the mission of the CAC. Affected programs will be rescheduled to the extent possible. Subscribe to CAC@Home for free and browse our CAC Live Events Calendar for updates regarding new and rescheduled programs.
CAC EDUCATION, YOUTH AND FAMILY PROGRAMS
All ticketed, reserved and drop-in CAC programs for children, students and families, both on-site at the Center and at partner locations, are suspended until further notice. These include Family Days, Teen Saturday Studios and LEGO® Build events. While it is our intention to reschedule as many of these programs as possible, please note that you will need to re-register for any new dates.
School field trips for students impacted by our closure will also not be rescheduled. Drop-in family programs at the CAC will resume on a future date to be announced. For questions regarding existing registrations, please contact Nicole Kowrach via email at email@example.com.
GALA 2020: OPEN DOORS, OPEN MINDS
Originally scheduled for Thursday, April 23, Gala 2020: Open Doors, Open Minds will be rescheduled for a date to be determined. For questions regarding Gala 2020, please contact Brittany Barnes via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The above information is subject to change due to the evolving nature of responses to COVID-19 (coronavirus). Please return to this page as you encounter questions; it will be updated as we learn more. Thank you.