For school groups, grades 1–12, go to School Tours.
For a schedule of docent-led tours, go to Free Daily Tours. Daily 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. A 50% deposit is due at the time of confirmation. A deposit should be made as soon as possible; it acts as an official confirmation for the tour. If a confirmation deposit is not received the time slot will be released. All tours must be fully paid two weeks in advance. Payment for private guided tours is non-refundable and non-transferable.
To request a private guided tour, call 312.397.3898 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:
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
Let the MCA come to you
Museum educators can bring the MCA to your workplace, meeting, or special event, with slide lectures on the MCA Collection, special exhibitions, or your group’s specific interests. For more information or to schedule a SmART Moves presentation, call 312.397.3898.