Location

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

General Telephone 312.280.2660
Box office telephone 312.397.4010
Fax 312.397.4095
TDD 312.397.4006

Public Transportation

The MCA is located four blocks east of the Chicago Avenue rail stop on the CTA Red Line, and is easily accessible by the #10 Museum and #66 Chicago Avenue buses, as well as several Michigan Avenue bus routes.

For routes, schedules, and fares please call Chicago Transit Authority Travel Information at 312.836.7000 or visit the Chicago Transit Authority website.


Parking

Convenient discounted parking for MCA visitors is available in our parking garage. The garage is adjacent to the museum and may be entered from Chicago Avenue. Visitors must have their parking tickets validated at the admissions desk in order to receive discounted rates. MCA Member’s receive a $4 discount off the standard parking rate and non-members receive $3 discount. The parking garage also has a bike rack available for MCA visitors at no charge. If you have any questions, please call the Parking Garage at 312.986.2024.

Standard Hourly Parking Rates

Less than 30 minutes $6
30 minutes–1 hour $15
1–2 hours $25
2-3 hours $32
3–12 hours $37
12–24 hours $42

Early Morning Special
(Mon–Fri only) Enter between 5–9 am and exit before 7 pm for $18

Additional discounted parking with validation is available at the Bernadine, 747 N Wabash Avenue, just a short distance past Michigan Avenue at the corner of Chicago and Wabash.

For information on the availablility of rental space for special events, visit our facility rental page.


Biking

Several bicycle racks are located at the corner of Mies van der Rohe and Pearson; at the corner of Mies van der Rohe and Chicago; and inside the MCA Parking Garage on Chicago. Bicycles are parked at the owner’s risk. For directions, visit Ride the City.

Divvy Bikes

There is a Divvy bike dock on the southwest side of the MCA, at the corner of Mies van der Rohe and Chicago Avenue. Visit the Divvy website for bike pricing and availability.


Accessibility

The MCA has wheelchair-accessible entrances, elevators, and rest room. A limited number of wheelchairs and baby strollers are available for checkout.

Directions

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is located at 220 East Chicago Avenue, just one block east of Michigan Avenue.

Driving Directions from Lake Shore Drive
Driving Directions from the Eisenhower Expressway
Driving Directions from the Kennedy Expressway


Driving directions from Lake Shore Drive

Traveling south on North Lake Shore Drive

  1. Take Lake Shore Drive south to the Chestnut Street exit (traffic light).
  2. Turn right and then immediately left onto southbound Inner Lake Shore Drive.
  3. Take Inner Lake Shore Drive south for two blocks to Chicago Avenue.
  4. Turn right onto Chicago Avenue and go west for one block, past Fairbanks Court.
  5. The museum will be on your immediate right side, on the corner of Chicago Avenue and Mies van der Rohe Way.

Traveling north on South Lake Shore Drive

  1. Take Lake Shore Drive north to Chicago Avenue.Turn left onto Chicago Avenue.
  2. The museum will be on your immediate right side, on the corner of Chicago Avenue and Mies van der Rohe Way.

Directions from the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290)

  1. Take the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) east until it ends and becomes Congress Parkway.
  2. Take Congress Parkway east past the river for about one mile to Columbus Drive.
  3. Turn left onto Columbus Drive.
  4. Take Columbus Drive north (name changes to Fairbanks Court).
  5. Take Fairbanks Court north until it ends at Chicago Avenue.
  6. Turn left onto Chicago Avenue.
  7. The museum will be on your immediate right side, on the corner of Chicago Avenue and Mies van der Rohe Way.

Directions from the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94)

  1. Take the East Ohio Street/600 North exit (exit number 50B).
  2. Turn slightly left onto Ohio Street.
  3. Take Ohio Street east for about one mile, two blocks past Michigan Avenue, to Fairbanks Court.
  4. Turn left onto Fairbanks Court.
  5. Take Fairbanks Court north for five blocks until it ends at Chicago Avenue. Turn left onto Chicago Avenue.
  6. The museum will be on your immediate right side, on the corner of Chicago Avenue and Mies van der Rohe Way.