Address/Phone

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is located at 220 East Chicago Avenue, just one block east of Michigan Avenue, in the heart of downtown Chicago’s Magnificent Mile.

General Telephone 312.280.2660
Box office telephone 312.397.4010
Fax 312.397.4095
TDD 312.397.4006

Museum Hours

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

Admission is FREE for Illinois residents on Tuesdays year round.

Extended museum hours during David Bowie Is (Sep 23, 2014–Jan 4, 2015)

Mon Closed
Tue 10 am–8 pm
Wed 10 am–5 pm
Thu 10 am–8 pm
Fri 10 am–10 pm
Sat–Sun 9 am–6 pm

MCA Store Hours

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

Extended store hours during David Bowie Is (Sep 23, 2014–Jan 4, 2015)

Mon 10 am–6 pm
Tue 10 am–8 pm
Wed 10 am–5 pm
Thu 10 am–8 pm
Fri 10 am–10 pm
Sat–Sun 9 am–6 pm

Puck’s at the MCA Hours

Mon Closed
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 12 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, and children 12 and under (must be accompanied by an adult) Free

Admission is FREE for Illinois residents on Tuesdays year round.

Special admission prices during David Bowie Is*

Adults (including Senior Citizens) and teens $25
Children (ages 7–12) $10
Children 6 and under (must be accompanied by an adult) Free (limit of 4)
Admission to museum (without David Bowie Is access) $7 (free for children 6 and under)

*Includes the Bowie audio experience and admission to the entire museum


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. For rates to David Bowie Is, please visit the Bowie Groups page.

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, 2, and 6 pm
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!