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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. 

Winter Camp: Skylines 101

Children ages 7–11 are invited to join us from 9am to 12pm on select Saturdays from January through March in the ArcelorMittal Design Studio, where we’ll work in teams and use the design process to imagine city skylines of the future. Campers will discover…

Price
$435 non-members, $360 CAF members
Date
January 16, 2016
Time
9:00 am

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Date
January 16, 2016
Time
9:00 am

Members Only: "Beautiful" Reception

Join us for an exclusive, members-only presentation and cocktail reception featuring the talented people of the production team behind “Beautiful—The Carole King Musical.” They’ll be sharing with us the challenges and joys of recreating the show’s…

Price
$160 CAF members
Date
January 7, 2016
Time
6:00 pm

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Date
January 7, 2016
Time
6:00 pm

Read and Build: Katy and the Big Snow

Join us for a morning of making and storytelling. Drop in any time between 9am and 12pm for activities and multiple readings of “Katy and the Big Snow” by Virginia Lee Burton. Katy’s story will inspire us to think about big cities as we work together…

Price
FREE
Date
January 3, 2016
Time
9:00 am

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Date
January 3, 2016
Time
9:00 am

Members Only: The Lion King Reception and Post Show Talk

Join us for a magical evening beginning with a pre-show reception in the Cadillac Palace's Suite, enjoy light appetizers and drinks while mingling with fellow members, then make your way to orchestra level seats to experience the breathtaking performance…

Price
$175 CAF members
Date
December 29, 2015
Time
6:30 pm

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Date
December 29, 2015
Time
6:30 pm

LEGO® Build Workshop: Home for the Holidays

Holidays are for togetherness. Celebrate with us every Sunday in December and design the ideal gathering space for you and your family!

Price
$10 non-members, $5 CAF members
Date
December 27, 2015 and 7 other times

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Date
December 27, 2015 and 7 other times

CAFamily Studio: Winter Fun Festival

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but we are having lots of fun at CAF! Join us for a special winter celebration full of hands-on activities and of course, some hot apple cider.

Price
FREE
Date
December 19, 2015
Time
10:00 am

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Date
December 19, 2015
Time
10:00 am

Illinois Humanities @ CAF: Value and Viability

Which buildings do we save and which do we raze? Often, architects, community members, developers, and other stakeholders disagree about which buildings we should save and why. Some see aesthetics and the preservation of the past as the main values to…

Price
FREE
Date
December 10, 2015
Time
6:00 pm

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Date
December 10, 2015
Time
6:00 pm

Members Only: Holiday Tea with Wedgwood

Join us in celebrating the holidays with afternoon tea at the Pavilion, home to The Langham Afternoon Tea with Wedgwood. This special tradition of afternoon tea debuted at the Langham Hotel, London, in 1865. Enjoy an afternoon of elegance, featuring a…

Price
$110 CAF members
Date
December 7, 2015
Time
1:00 pm

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Date
December 7, 2015
Time
1:00 pm

Read and Build: The Snowy Day

Use collage materials (and a bit of snow) to recreate a snowy cityscape. Written and illustrated by Ezra Jack Keats.

Price
$5 non-members, FREE for children of CAF members
Date
December 2, 2015
Time
10:00 am

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Date
December 2, 2015
Time
10:00 am

LEGO® Build Workshop: Urban Playscapes

We'll be thinking warm thoughts while we explore how architects design outdoor play spaces for kids and families.

Price
$10 non-members, $5 CAF members
Date
November 29, 2015 and 9 other times

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Date
November 29, 2015 and 9 other times

CAFamily Studio: Cut, Copy, Paste

Using paper, glue and a steady hand, Design Studio participants will learn about landmark Chicago buildings and then turn them into creative mixed media collages!

Price
$5 non-members, FREE for children of CAF members
Date
November 21, 2015 and 1 other time

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Date
November 21, 2015 and 1 other time

Member Travel Program: Taliesin West, Scottsdale, AZ

A journey to Scottsdale, Arizona, from November 12-15, brings you to the works of Frank Lloyd Wright. From his first Arizona commission, the Biltmore Hotel, to his masterpiece Taliesin West, you'll gain a more intimate insight to his love of the desert…

Price
$1,550 per member with double occupancy, $1,925 per member with single supplement
Date
November 12, 2015
Time
1:30 pm

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Date
November 12, 2015
Time
1:30 pm

Members Only: CAF Sunday Afternoon at 360

The Chicago Architecture Foundation invites you to experience Chicago 1,000 feet above Lake Michigan with a view of the city's majestic skyline, the lakefront, four neighboring states and our very own CAF docent in the sky!

Price
$26 Adults and children age 12 and over, $21 Children age 3—11
Date
November 8, 2015
Time
2:00 pm

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Date
November 8, 2015
Time
2:00 pm