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Friday
May 17

Program

River Cruise

Chicago Riverwalk Summer Kick-off Celebration

Come celebrate the start of summer programming along the Chicago Riverwalk from May 13-18!

Price
Free
Date
May 17, 2019
Time
9:00 am
Meet
Chicago Riverwalk

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Price
Free
Date
May 17, 2019
Time
9:00 am
Meet
Chicago Riverwalk

Tour

River Cruise

Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady

The CAC's world-famous river cruise is a must for out-of-towners and Chicagoans alike. Looking for the ultimate Chicago architecture experience? Buy a combo ticket for the river cruise AND a visit the Chicago Architecture Center—you'll save $7! Led by…

Price
$44.48 (plus tax) daytime river cruise, $49.21 (plus tax) 7:30pm twilight cruise, VISIT THE CAC FOR JUST $5 EXTRA!, $49.48 (plus tax) daytime cruise + CAC admission*, $54.21 (plus tax) 7:30pm twilight cruise + CAC admission*
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

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Price
$44.48 (plus tax) daytime river cruise, $49.21 (plus tax) 7:30pm twilight cruise, VISIT THE CAC FOR JUST $5 EXTRA!, $49.48 (plus tax) daytime cruise + CAC admission*, $54.21 (plus tax) 7:30pm twilight cruise + CAC admission*
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Tour

Historic Treasures of Chicago’s Golden Age

Learn about the great architectural landmarks of Michigan Avenue and State Street, with glimpses inside beautiful buildings from the 1890s-1930s. Highlights include the dazzling interiors of the Palmer House Hotel and the Chicago Cultural Center.

Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Tour

River Cruise

Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady

The CAC's world-famous river cruise is a must for out-of-towners and Chicagoans alike. Looking for the ultimate Chicago architecture experience? Buy a combo ticket for the river cruise AND a visit the Chicago Architecture Center—you'll save $7! Led by…

Price
$44.48 (plus tax) daytime river cruise, $49.21 (plus tax) 7:30pm twilight cruise, VISIT THE CAC FOR JUST $5 EXTRA!, $49.48 (plus tax) daytime cruise + CAC admission*, $54.21 (plus tax) 7:30pm twilight cruise + CAC admission*
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Learn More Off Sale

Price
$44.48 (plus tax) daytime river cruise, $49.21 (plus tax) 7:30pm twilight cruise, VISIT THE CAC FOR JUST $5 EXTRA!, $49.48 (plus tax) daytime cruise + CAC admission*, $54.21 (plus tax) 7:30pm twilight cruise + CAC admission*
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
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

CAC has partnered with Big Bus Chicago for a tour that explores Chicago's mosaic of neighborhoods. Every day at 10:30am, discover five fascinating communities from a seat on an open-top bus. You'll get an intriguing look at the art, architecture and history…

Price
$35 public (includes CAC admission), $27 CAC members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Price
$35 public (includes CAC admission), $27 CAC members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Tour

River Cruise

Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady

The CAC's world-famous river cruise is a must for out-of-towners and Chicagoans alike. Looking for the ultimate Chicago architecture experience? Buy a combo ticket for the river cruise AND a visit the Chicago Architecture Center—you'll save $7! Led by…

Price
$44.48 (plus tax) daytime river cruise, $49.21 (plus tax) 7:30pm twilight cruise, VISIT THE CAC FOR JUST $5 EXTRA!, $49.48 (plus tax) daytime cruise + CAC admission*, $54.21 (plus tax) 7:30pm twilight cruise + CAC admission*
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Learn More Off Sale

Price
$44.48 (plus tax) daytime river cruise, $49.21 (plus tax) 7:30pm twilight cruise, VISIT THE CAC FOR JUST $5 EXTRA!, $49.48 (plus tax) daytime cruise + CAC admission*, $54.21 (plus tax) 7:30pm twilight cruise + CAC admission*
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Tour

Chicago Modern

Chicago is recognized as a leader in Modern architecture, a style that revolutionized our visual world during the mid-20th Century. View iconic Modern skyscrapers during this walking tour.

Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Tour

River Cruise

Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady

The CAC's world-famous river cruise is a must for out-of-towners and Chicagoans alike. Looking for the ultimate Chicago architecture experience? Buy a combo ticket for the river cruise AND a visit the Chicago Architecture Center—you'll save $7! Led by…

Price
$44.48 (plus tax) daytime river cruise, $49.21 (plus tax) 7:30pm twilight cruise, VISIT THE CAC FOR JUST $5 EXTRA!, $49.48 (plus tax) daytime cruise + CAC admission*, $54.21 (plus tax) 7:30pm twilight cruise + CAC admission*
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Learn More Off Sale

Price
$44.48 (plus tax) daytime river cruise, $49.21 (plus tax) 7:30pm twilight cruise, VISIT THE CAC FOR JUST $5 EXTRA!, $49.48 (plus tax) daytime cruise + CAC admission*, $54.21 (plus tax) 7:30pm twilight cruise + CAC admission*
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Program

Family-Friendly

Mobile Architecture Lab

Ready to take the Chicago Architecture Center to the next level?! Visit our Mobile Architecture Lab on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 11am and 3pm to interact with the CAC exhibits in new and exciting ways. The lab features fun, hands-on activities…

Price
Free with CAC admission
Date
May 17, 2019
Time
11:00 am
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Price
Free with CAC admission
Date
May 17, 2019
Time
11:00 am
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Tour

Chicago Icons: Connecting Past and Present

This lively overview of Chicago architecture explores iconic buildings from the 1890s to present. We'll compare and contrast a wide range of buildings with varying architectural styles and see how older structures connect to new skyline additions.

Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1.75 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1.75 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Tour

River Cruise

Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady

The CAC's world-famous river cruise is a must for out-of-towners and Chicagoans alike. Looking for the ultimate Chicago architecture experience? Buy a combo ticket for the river cruise AND a visit the Chicago Architecture Center—you'll save $7! Led by…

Price
$44.48 (plus tax) daytime river cruise, $49.21 (plus tax) 7:30pm twilight cruise, VISIT THE CAC FOR JUST $5 EXTRA!, $49.48 (plus tax) daytime cruise + CAC admission*, $54.21 (plus tax) 7:30pm twilight cruise + CAC admission*
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Learn More Off Sale

Price
$44.48 (plus tax) daytime river cruise, $49.21 (plus tax) 7:30pm twilight cruise, VISIT THE CAC FOR JUST $5 EXTRA!, $49.48 (plus tax) daytime cruise + CAC admission*, $54.21 (plus tax) 7:30pm twilight cruise + CAC admission*
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Tour

Insider Guide to the Galleries

Explore the design of the Chicago Architecture Center at 11:45am every Tuesday-Saturday. This free, 45-minute guided tour will give you an in-depth look at the CAC’s two floors of fascinating exhibits!

Price
Free with CAC admission
Duration
0.75 Hour
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Price
Free with CAC admission
Duration
0.75 Hour
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Tour

River Cruise

Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady

The CAC's world-famous river cruise is a must for out-of-towners and Chicagoans alike. Looking for the ultimate Chicago architecture experience? Buy a combo ticket for the river cruise AND a visit the Chicago Architecture Center—you'll save $7! Led by…

Price
$44.48 (plus tax) daytime river cruise, $49.21 (plus tax) 7:30pm twilight cruise, VISIT THE CAC FOR JUST $5 EXTRA!, $49.48 (plus tax) daytime cruise + CAC admission*, $54.21 (plus tax) 7:30pm twilight cruise + CAC admission*
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Learn More Off Sale

Price
$44.48 (plus tax) daytime river cruise, $49.21 (plus tax) 7:30pm twilight cruise, VISIT THE CAC FOR JUST $5 EXTRA!, $49.48 (plus tax) daytime cruise + CAC admission*, $54.21 (plus tax) 7:30pm twilight cruise + CAC admission*
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Tour

Elevated Architecture: Downtown "L" Train

Explore Chicago’s amazing architecture from the unique perspective of elevated trains and station platforms. Learn the history behind the famous "L" system and hear how it has shaped the development of buildings within the Loop.

Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Learn More Off Sale

Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Tour

River Cruise

Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady

The CAC's world-famous river cruise is a must for out-of-towners and Chicagoans alike. Looking for the ultimate Chicago architecture experience? Buy a combo ticket for the river cruise AND a visit the Chicago Architecture Center—you'll save $7! Led by…

Price
$44.48 (plus tax) daytime river cruise, $49.21 (plus tax) 7:30pm twilight cruise, VISIT THE CAC FOR JUST $5 EXTRA!, $49.48 (plus tax) daytime cruise + CAC admission*, $54.21 (plus tax) 7:30pm twilight cruise + CAC admission*
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Learn More Off Sale

Price
$44.48 (plus tax) daytime river cruise, $49.21 (plus tax) 7:30pm twilight cruise, VISIT THE CAC FOR JUST $5 EXTRA!, $49.48 (plus tax) daytime cruise + CAC admission*, $54.21 (plus tax) 7:30pm twilight cruise + CAC admission*
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Southeast corner of the Michigan Avenue Bridge at Wacker Dr. Look for our blue awning marking the stairway entrance.