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In order to contain the spread of COVID-19 in our community, the museum is temporarily closed. Read more.

Admission

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 and anyone 18 and under.

As a Blue Star Museum, we are free for members of the military and police and fire departments and veterans

Visitors with disabilities and their caregivers receive free admission.

Admission is free for Illinois residents on Tuesdays

$3 tickets for up to six individuals when visitors present their LINK (EBT) Card as part of the Museums for All program.

Illinois elementary and high school teachers receive free admission. Simply present a valid teacher ID at the admissions desk.

Call us at 312-280-2660 or email [email protected] to learn about other special offers and discounts as well as partnerships with universities, corporations, and other organizations that include free admission.

Admission is valid all day. Feel free to come and go as you please, just make sure to save your receipt and admission tab.

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.

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Teen Creative Agency members facilitating public programs at the MCA. March 30, 2019
Photo: Grace DuVal

Museums for All

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.

We also offer suggested admission of $3 each for up to six individuals when visitors present their LINK (EBT) Card as part of the Museums for All program.

The MCA is a proud participant in the Museums for All program, another way to increase access to the museum. Museums for All is a cooperative initiative between ACM and IMLS that encourages families of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum habits. By removing the financial barrier, Museums for All also removes the social and academic barrier children face when they are not exposed to high-quality museum experiences.