For school groups, grades 1–12, go to School Tours.

For a schedule of docent-led tours, go to Free Daily Tours. For a schedule of curator-led tours, visit Curator’s Tours. Daily and curator tours cannot accommodate classes and private groups; such groups are strongly encouraged to book a private tour.

Private Guided Tours

Private guided tours are led by professional museum educators who can adapt to the interests, knowledge base, and curriculum of your group. Each tour lasts 45–60 minutes and focuses on one exhibition, emphasizing discovery, interpretation, and conversation. Groups exceeding 25 guests will be split and a second guide will be booked; this will not affect the overall cost of your tour. Tour fees include the cost of museum admission.

Please make your tour request at least one month in advance. Groups may be asked to consider an alternative time for their visit to avoid overcrowding. All tours must be fully paid two weeks in advance. Payment for private guided tours is non-refundable and non-transferable.

To book your private guided tour, please fill out the reservation request form. For questions regarding your tour, please call 312.397.3839 or email


Groups of 12 or fewer
$75 guide fee, plus fees per person:
Groups of 13–75
No guide fee, plus fees per person:
Adults $12 $18
Seniors $7 $14
College/University $7 $12

Members or other admission agreement holders do not receive additional discounts.

Advance Group Admission

Groups of 10 or more wishing to visit the museum without a personalized private guide may receive discounted admission when they book in advance. To purchase, call the MCA Box Office, 312.397.4010.

Groups of 10 or more:

  • Adults $10 per person
  • Students $6 per person
  • Seniors $6 per person