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Hours and Admission

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Museum hours

Tue 10 am–8 pm
Wed–Sun 10 am–5 pm

Closed Mondays as well as New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas

Admission is FREE for Illinois residents on Tuesdays

MCA Store hours

Jan–Mar

Tue 10 am–8 pm
Wed–Sun 10 am–6 pm

Closed Mondays

Apr–Dec

Tue 10 am–8 pm
Wed–Mon 10 am–6 pm

Closed New Year's Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas
Closes at 5 pm on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve

MCA Café hours

Tue 10 am–8 pm
Wed–Sun 10 am–5 pm

Closed Mondays as well as New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas

Admission is not required to dine. A full menu is available until 2:30 pm, with grab-and-go snacks available until close.

 

Featured image

Preview of Skyscraper: Art and Architecture Against Gravity, Jun 28, 2012 Photo: Jeremy Lawson © MCA Chicago

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:

$12 Adults
$7 Students and seniors
Free for MCA Members, members of the military and police and fire departments, veterans, and children 12 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.