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Field Trips and Tours

Searching for field trips that are fun, engaging, and directly support content learning standards? The Chicago Architecture Foundation offers an exciting array of field trips for students of all ages. At the Chicago Architecture Foundation, downtown Chicago becomes more than just a place to pass through. It becomes a learning laboratory where students explore the city’s amazing architecture and discover how the built environment impacts them each day.

I liked learning about different structures.  I like the cantilevers job. I like Corinthian columns because
   they look fancy. This was the best field trip ever.  I loved every single part of this field trip. I will
   remember every structure and its job. I will try to find them everywhere.
  – 3rd grade student, Chicago

It is an amazing accomplishment when junior and seniors in high school tell us it was one of the best   
   experiences they have ever had!  My goal was accomplished. I wanted my students to understand how
   important it is to know their ‘hometown’ and all that it offers…
– Teacher, Chicago

Follow the links below to learn more about how Chicago Architecture Foundation field trips can support your classroom goals and engage your students in exploring the city.

Field Trips at CAF are sponsored, in part, by the Illinois Arts Council, a State Agency.

K - 8 Field Trips
High School Tours
Homeschool Groups


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