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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.

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
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Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Member Night

On March 18, enjoy the CAC after-hours at this special members-only celebration. Mingle with fellow architecture enthusiasts, enjoy light snacks and beverages, take a mini-tour through the CAC and hear about Chicago’s newest architecture developments…

Price
$15 CAC members, $95 public (includes membership)
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Gand Lecture Hall, 111 E.Wacker Dr.

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Price
$15 CAC members, $95 public (includes membership)
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Gand Lecture Hall, 111 E.Wacker Dr.

Chicago Architecture Center Gala 2020

With the theme "Open Doors, Open Minds" the 2020 gala will kick off the 10th anniversary of Open House Chicago—the CAC's signature festival that welcomes everyone to celebrate Chicago's vibrant culture and amazing architecture.

Price
$500 individual ticket, $5,000 and up for table and sponsorships
Date
April 23, 2020
Time
6:00 pm
Meet
Hyatt Regency Chicago, Crystal Ballroom, 151 E. Wacker Dr.

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Price
$500 individual ticket, $5,000 and up for table and sponsorships
Date
April 23, 2020
Time
6:00 pm
Meet
Hyatt Regency Chicago, Crystal Ballroom, 151 E. Wacker Dr.