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Traffic alert: During the busy Chicago Air & Water Show weekend, all CAC tours and events will begin on time as scheduled. We recommend that you allow extra time prior to your arrival for any scheduled CAC tour or event.

On Thursday, Aug. 30, join us for an exclusive MEMBERS ONLY first look of the new Chicago Architecture Center! Be among the first to see the new spaces and exhibitions! Space is limited.

Free with RSVP*
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Some times for this event are now sold out. Sign up to be added to the wait list.


This event is intended for members only! Memberships start at $80.

Individual, Student and Senior members get entry for one; Dual, Household and Senior Household members get entry for two; all other membership levels receive entry for four. Want additional tickets? Upgrade your membership!

Will call tickets won't be available for this event. Be sure to print your ticket at home, or show it on your mobile device at check-in.

Please plan to arrive at your start time, and not any earlier. We cannot guarantee early or late entry, so please arrive within the hour of your entry time. The event ends at 9pm.

By purchasing a ticket to this event, you're agreeing to be photographed. If you prefer to not be photographed, you can alert someone at the CAC Box Office and they will be able to help.

  • Although this event is free for CAF members, advance registration is required.
  • All online transactions will be charged a $3 convenience fee. To avoid this fee, order tickets via phone by calling 312.922.3432 or in-person at the CAC Box Office at 111 E. Wacker Dr. beginning August 7.

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