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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 Day

The school year is a busy time. We’ve combined all your favorite elements from our design studio, exhibits and Mobile Architecture Lab into a full day of architecture and exploration—just for families! Join us from 10am—2pm on the second Saturday…

Price
Free with CAC admisson
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Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Price
Free with CAC admisson
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Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Girls Build!: Architecture Essentials

This class, designed for first-time Girls Build! participants, will help female-identifying students ages 11-14 understand architecture essentials. Together we'll use the design process to create a series of architectural plans and a massing model.

Price
Free upon application review*
Date
January 30, 2020
Time
5:30 pm
Meet
ArcelorMittal Design Studio, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Price
Free upon application review*
Date
January 30, 2020
Time
5:30 pm
Meet
ArcelorMittal Design Studio, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Engineering Fest

Learn how cities move and groove during our annual Engineering Fest! Drop by anytime between 9:30am—4pm on Feb. 22 and 23 to build and learn, view exhibits, meet engineers and discover systems that move us around Chicago. Ages 12 and younger are FREE…

Price
Free for ages 12 and under, $6 public (ages 13 and up), Free for CAC members
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Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Price
Free for ages 12 and under, $6 public (ages 13 and up), Free for CAC members
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Design Your Neighborhood

Discover the history of Chicago and collaborate with your fellow campers to design and build an ideal neighborhood in this urban planning camp. Campers ages 11-14 will go on tours and receive a copy of the graphic novel No Small Plans.

Price
$582 public (includes CAC Admission), $485 CAC members
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ArcelorMittal Design Studio, 111 E Wacker Dr.

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Price
$582 public (includes CAC Admission), $485 CAC members
Meet
ArcelorMittal Design Studio, 111 E Wacker Dr.

Architecture Camp

Get an introduction to architecture basics by exploring buildings, bridges and iconic structures along the Chicago River. Campers ages 8-10 will enjoy walking tours, sketching exercises and model building.

Price
$582 public (includes CAC Admission), $485 CAC members
Meet
ArcelorMittal Design Studio, 111 E Wacker Dr.

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Price
$582 public (includes CAC Admission), $485 CAC members
Meet
ArcelorMittal Design Studio, 111 E Wacker Dr.