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The CAC Exhibits, Box Office and Store will be closing at 5pm today.

At Chicago Architecture Center, our programs and events help you think differently about the places we live, work and play. Get behind-the-scenes access to the city's architectural treasures. Practice your design skills while you play with your family. Participate in expert-led discussions about the latest urban design issues. With these offerings and so many more to choose from, we guarantee there’s something inspiring and fun for you at CAC. 

Recommended Programs

Family Build: CAC Chicago Gallery

Join us on Dec. 16 to build homes inspired by the Chicago Model! We'll walk through the CAC's Chicago Gallery to learn about neighborhood homes and create our own structures based on the building types.

Price
$12 public, Free for CAC members
Date
December 16, 2018
Time
10:00 am
Meet
ArcelorMittal Design Studio, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Price
$12 public, Free for CAC members
Date
December 16, 2018
Time
10:00 am
Meet
ArcelorMittal Design Studio, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

LEGO® Build Workshop: Bungalows

Chicago is home to more than 80,000 bungalows! We’ll visit our Chicago Gallery to learn about various housing types and discover what makes bungalows unique. Then, we’ll build a bungalow using LEGO® and studio materials.

Price
$20 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Date
December 16, 2018
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
ArcelorMittal Design Studio, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Price
$20 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Date
December 16, 2018
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
ArcelorMittal Design Studio, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Engineering Fest

Come celebrate the 125th anniversary of the World’s Columbian Exposition at the CAC’s annual Engineering Fest! Learn about building materials, build a Ferris Wheel, talk with experts and take mini tours of the CAC. Kids of all ages welcome!

Price
Free
Date
February 23, 2019
Time
10:00 am
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Price
Free
Date
February 23, 2019
Time
10:00 am
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

LEGO® Lab

Join us on Thursdays to solve architecture-inspired design challenges using LEGO® in the ArcelorMittal Design Studio. Creative challenges will introduce you to iconic Chicago buildings, unique design challenges and essential architecture concepts.

Price
$12 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Meet
ArcelorMittal Design Studio, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Price
$12 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Meet
ArcelorMittal Design Studio, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Read and Build: Bungalows

What makes your house a home? Together we'll explore the CAC's Chicago Gallery to learn about different types of homes, then make a mini-diorama. Drop in any time for multiple readings of “Home” by Carson Ellis.

Price
$12 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Meet
ArcelorMittal Design Studio, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Learn More Register

Price
$12 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Meet
ArcelorMittal Design Studio, 111 E. Wacker Dr.