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Friday
Jul 29

Program

Summer Camp: Catwalk Playlist - Friday, July 29

Single session tickets aren't available for this program. To register for the entire camp, visit the Summer Camp: Catwalk Playlist event page. Design isn't just about architecture—it's a part of the fashion and music worlds, too! Campers ages 11-14 will…

Price
$435 non-members, $360 CAF members
Date
July 29, 2016
Time
9:00 am
Meet
ArcelorMittal Design Studio @ CAF, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
$435 non-members, $360 CAF members
Date
July 29, 2016
Time
9:00 am
Meet
ArcelorMittal Design Studio @ CAF, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Tour

Frank Lloyd Wright by Bus

Discover the neighborhood where Wright's famed Prairie Style of architecture evolved. The tour includes bus transportation to and from Oak Park with commentary, a one-hour interior tour of Wright’s Home and Studio and a walking tour of the Frank Lloyd…

Price
$55 public, $47 CAF members
Duration
4 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
$55 public, $47 CAF members
Duration
4 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Tour

Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise Aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises

Experience the “top tour in Chicago and one of the top ten tours in the U.S.” according to TripAdvisor users. The Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise is a must for out-of-towners and Chicagoans alike. CAF-certified volunteer tour guides—called…

Price
$44 all daytime cruises, $46 all 7:30pm Twilight Cruises
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Dock is located at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

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Price
$44 all daytime cruises, $46 all 7:30pm Twilight Cruises
Duration
1.5 Hours
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Dock is located at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Tour

Discover Chicago's Historic Neighborhoods

CAF has partnered with Big Bus Chicago for a tour that explores Chicago's mosaic of neighborhoods. Discover five fascinating communities from the seats of an open-top bus, and get an intriguing look at the art, architecture and history of Greektown, Little…

Price
$30 public, $27 CAF members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Michigan Ave., between Adams St. and Jackson Blvd, just north of the CAF Shop and Tour Center

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Price
$30 public, $27 CAF members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Michigan Ave., between Adams St. and Jackson Blvd, just north of the CAF Shop and Tour Center

Tour

Historic Skyscrapers

Chicago is more than just the birthplace of the skyscraper—it’s also where most innovations in skyscraper design originated. On this tour, take a step back in time to the late 1800s, to hear stories behind the city’s world-famous early tall buildings…

Price
$20 public, FREE for CAF members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
$20 public, FREE for CAF members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Tour

Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise Aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises

Experience the “top tour in Chicago and one of the top ten tours in the U.S.” according to TripAdvisor users. The Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise is a must for out-of-towners and Chicagoans alike. CAF-certified volunteer tour guides—called…

Price
$44 all daytime cruises, $46 all 7:30pm Twilight Cruises
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Dock is located at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

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Price
$44 all daytime cruises, $46 all 7:30pm Twilight Cruises
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Dock is located at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Tour

French Language: Historic and Modern Skyscrapers

Tour en Français des gratte-ciel historiques et modernes du centre de Chicago. Ce tour, en français, comprend des gratte-ciel historiques et modernes. Pour tracer l’histoire de ces bâtiments nous commençons par des monuments classés du XIXème…

Price
$20 public, FREE for CAF members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
la boutique de CAF, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
$20 public, FREE for CAF members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
la boutique de CAF, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Tour

Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise Aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises

Experience the “top tour in Chicago and one of the top ten tours in the U.S.” according to TripAdvisor users. The Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise is a must for out-of-towners and Chicagoans alike. CAF-certified volunteer tour guides—called…

Price
$44 all daytime cruises, $46 all 7:30pm Twilight Cruises
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Dock is located at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

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Price
$44 all daytime cruises, $46 all 7:30pm Twilight Cruises
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Dock is located at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Tour

Art Deco Skyscrapers: Riverfront Trolley and Walking Tour

Ride the trolley to the Chicago River, then step off to tour the lobbies of six opulent Art Deco skyscrapers. A popular modern style of the Roaring '20s, Art Deco's lavish materials and geometric ornament adorned new office towers as Chicago's business…

Price
$25 public, $22 CAF members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
$25 public, $22 CAF members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Tour

Chicago Modern

Iconic modern and contemporary skyscrapers, as well as works by world-renowned artists, are featured on this 90-minute walking tour. Chicago was at the forefront of Modernism, the style that revolutionized our visual world during the mid-20th century…

Price
$20 public, FREE for CAF members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
$20 public, FREE for CAF members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Tour

Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise Aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises

Experience the “top tour in Chicago and one of the top ten tours in the U.S.” according to TripAdvisor users. The Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise is a must for out-of-towners and Chicagoans alike. CAF-certified volunteer tour guides—called…

Price
$44 all daytime cruises, $46 all 7:30pm Twilight Cruises
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Dock is located at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

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Price
$44 all daytime cruises, $46 all 7:30pm Twilight Cruises
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Dock is located at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Tour

Evolution of the Skyscraper

Chicago is known for building some of the world’s first skyscrapers, but how have their designs and technologies changed over time? Explore everything from classic buildings to super-tall highrises to discover how each one is representative of major…

Price
$20 public, FREE for CAF members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
$20 public, FREE for CAF members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Ave.

Tour

Discover Chicago's Historic Neighborhoods

CAF has partnered with Big Bus Chicago for a tour that explores Chicago's mosaic of neighborhoods. Discover five fascinating communities from the seats of an open-top bus, and get an intriguing look at the art, architecture and history of Greektown, Little…

Price
$30 public, $27 CAF members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Michigan Ave., between Adams St. and Jackson Blvd, just north of the CAF Shop and Tour Center

Learn More Buy Tickets

Price
$30 public, $27 CAF members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Michigan Ave., between Adams St. and Jackson Blvd, just north of the CAF Shop and Tour Center

Tour

Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise Aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises

Experience the “top tour in Chicago and one of the top ten tours in the U.S.” according to TripAdvisor users. The Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise is a must for out-of-towners and Chicagoans alike. CAF-certified volunteer tour guides—called…

Price
$44 all daytime cruises, $46 all 7:30pm Twilight Cruises
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Dock is located at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Learn More Buy Tickets

Price
$44 all daytime cruises, $46 all 7:30pm Twilight Cruises
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Dock is located at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Tour

Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise Aboard Chicago's First Lady Cruises

Experience the “top tour in Chicago and one of the top ten tours in the U.S.” according to TripAdvisor users. The Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise is a must for out-of-towners and Chicagoans alike. CAF-certified volunteer tour guides—called…

Price
$44 all daytime cruises, $46 all 7:30pm Twilight Cruises
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Dock is located at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Learn More Buy Tickets

Price
$44 all daytime cruises, $46 all 7:30pm Twilight Cruises
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Dock is located at the southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.