General 312.280.2660
Box Office 312.397.4010
Bowie Box Office 312.397.4066

Museum Hours

Tue 10 am–8 pm
Wed–Sun 10 am–5 pm
Thanksgiving, Christmas,
New Year’s Day

Admission is FREE for Illinois residents on Tuesdays year round.

MCA Store

The MCA Store is closed for maintenance Jan 5–Feb 2, but it remains open online. Shop now!

Regular Hours after Feb 2

Mon 10 am–6 pm
Tue 10 am–8 pm
Wed–Sun 10 am–6 pm
Thanksgiving, Christmas,
New Year’s Day

Puck’s Café

Tue 10 am–8 pm
Wed–Sun 10 am–5 pm

Museum admission is not required to dine. Reservations are no longer needed, but parties of 8 or more should call ahead, 312.397.4034. Outdoor terrace seating is seasonally available.

MCA Library

The MCA Library is a noncirculating, research library that serves the MCA staff, members, interns, volunteers, and scholars. The collections focus on modern and contemporary art, with an emphasis on Chicago-area institutions and artists, and include historical records of the MCA. Please visit the Library’s page for more information.

Admission Prices

Suggested General Admission $12
Students with ID and Senior Citizens $7
MCA Members, members of the military, members of the police or fire department, and children 12 and under (must be accompanied by an adult) Free

Admission is FREE for Illinois residents on Tuesdays year round.

Take advantage of $7 admission (through Feb 20) while we install Doris Salcedo.

Group admission

Groups of 10 or more receive discounted admission when they book and pre-pay at least two weeks in advance. Groups may be asked to consider an alternate time for their visit to avoid overcrowding.

The discounted prepaid group rate is $10 for adults, and $6 for students and seniors.

To purchase advanced admission for a group visit to the MCA, call 312.397.4010.

Free Daily Tours

Join an MCA docent for a tour of the museum’s exhibitions or collection. All tours last 30–45 minutes and meet in the second-floor lobby.

Tue 1 and 2 pm
6 pm, every second Tuesday, in Spanish
Wed–Fri 1 pm
Sat–Sun Noon, 1, 2, and 3 pm

Audio tours are available for most major exhibitions:

  • Access audio tours by cell while viewing the exhibition;
  • Check out an iPod for free at the admissions desk; or
  • Download audio tours through our Podcasts page.

Donation Requests

If you would like to request a donation from the Museum of Contemporary Art to support your charitable organization, please submit your request here. Due to the high volume of requests we now track our giving online; we’ll get back to you within two weeks of submission. Thank you!