Art Institute of Chicago: The Campus and Modern Wing
In partnership with the Art Institute, explore how various styles of architecture, sculpture and landscapes interact to create a unique museum campus. We’ll visit both the interior and exterior of the museum including its newest addition, the critically acclaimed Modern Wing by Renzo Piano. The ticket price includes general admission to the Art Institute (for the tour AND for one additional day). PRICE: Adults- $38, CAF Members- $18, Members of AIC and CAF- Free DURATION: 1.5 hours
MEET: CAF Shop and Tour Center, 224 S. Michigan Avenue. Tour ends at the Modern Wing.
Designing Robots: Programming with LEGO Mindstorm
No school? No problem! Your kids can spend their day off at the Chicago Architecture Foundation learning how to program LEGO Mindstorm Robots! LEGO Mindstorm is a robotics construction set that gives you the power to create and command your own LEGO robots. Students will learn programming basics, construct robots and then maneuver them through LEGO architecture inspired obstacle courses. PRICE: Non-members- $35, Members- $25 TIME/DATE: February 16, 10am—3:30pm MEET: ArcelorMittal Design Studio at CAF, 224 S. Michigan Avenue NOTE: This series is recommended for students in grades 6-8. Students will need to bring a packed lunch to this workshop.
Fine Arts Building
Discover a treasure trove on Michigan Avenue and learn its development from a carriage showroom to the high-profile "artists colony" that made its reputation with tenants including Frank Lloyd Wright, Lorado Taft and Harriet Monroe. PRICE: Adults- $15, Members- Free DURATION: 1 hour MEET: In front of the north entrance to the Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan Avenue
Monroe Building and Pritzker Military Museum & Library
Come discover the Monroe Building--Chicago's architectural gem hidden in plain sight! See its gorgeous façade and amazing Rookwood tiled lobby—both lovingly restored to their 1912 splendor. Then we visit tenant floors to see the offices of IA Interior Architects and the Pritzker Military Museum & Library. Please note: the tour is limited to 20 participants. Advance reservations are recommended. PRICE: Adults- $15, Members- Free
DURATION: 1 hour MEET: Lobby of 104 S. Michigan, opposite the elevators
Union Station: Icon of a Great Age
Seen everyday by thousands and not really seen! Take the tour of the iconic landmarked Great Hall of Union Station. Learn about the station that was envisioned in Daniel Burnham's 1909 Plan of Chicago. Union Station is one of the great spaces in Chicago that you must experience! PRICE: Adults- $15, Members- Free
DURATION: 1 hour
MEET: 500 W. Jackson Blvd.
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