We believe art should be accessible to everyone. Your admission fee supports our exhibitions and programs. But to encourage more people to visit and visit often, the MCA has a pay-what-you-can policy—no one will be turned away.

Suggested admission:

$15 Adults

  • $8 Students, teachers, and seniors

Free for MCA Members, members of the military and police and fire departments, veterans, and youth 18 and under

Admission is free for Illinois residents on Tuesdays

Call us at 312-280-2660 to learn about special offers and partnerships with universities, corporations, and other organizations that include free admission.

Group admission

Visiting in a large group? Groups of 10 or more receive discounted admission when they book and prepay at least two weeks in advance. To purchase advance group admission, call 312-397-4010.

Private tours are also available. Please call 312-397-3898 for more information.

A light-filled gallery with white walls has a curved barrel vault ceiling and three visitors viewing artworks.

The fourth-floor galleries feature high, vaulted ceilings, to create a perfect space for contemplation and conversation when walking through our exhibitions.

Photo © MCA Chicago