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Currently, the CAC Box Office, Design Store and exhibit galleries are open Thursday-Monday from 10am–5pm. Stay tuned for more updates.

The CAC Exhibit Voucher gives you access to two floors of imaginative exhibits at the Chicago Architecture Center! Print the voucher or present it to box office staff on mobile device within 60 days of purchase.

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All walking, bus and train tour tickets include one day of free admission to the CAC, to use within 7 days of your tour. All program tickets include free admission to the CAC on the day of the program.

All Chicago Architecture Center Foundation River Cruise Aboard Chicago’s First Lady ticket purchases can be upgraded to include same-day Center admission for $5 either at time of purchase or by presenting your ticket at the CAC Box Office.

CAC members get free entry into the CAC every day! Members can skip purchasing a CAC Exhibit Voucher and simply check-in at the box office on the day of your visit.

How to redeem your CAC Exhibit Voucher

You must redeem this voucher at the CAC Box Office, 111 E. Wacker Dr., within 60 days of the date of purchase. The voucher can be printed or presented to box office staff on your phone or mobile device.

voucher terms & conditions

This voucher is not redeemable in whole or part for cash. Voucher valid only for CAC Exhibits and is not transferable to other offerings, including special events. Admission entry subject to availability. Last entry 30 minutes before closing.

Current CAC Exhibits

Chicago Model Experience

The Chicago City Model Experience is the star attraction in the Chicago Gallery, featuring more than 4,000 buildings and interactive elements that tell amazing stories of the city. Learn more.

Chicago Gallery

Learn how Chicago became the “city of architecture,” explore the stories of five evolving neighborhoods, see Chicago’s residential architecture, discover architects who shaped the city and view new up-and-coming projects in this unique gallery. Learn more.

Building Tall

Located on the second floor of the CAC, in the stunning Drake Family Skyscraper Gallery, Building Tall is filled with supersized scale models of famous skyscrapers from Chicago and around the world. Learn more.

From Me to We: Imagining the City of 2050

What will urban life be like in 2050? Several local architects offer insights and predictions for a future Chicago. Learn more.

Hyper Green High-Rises: Towards a Zero-Energy Skyscraper

Tall buildings are a fact of urban life. Influenced by building codes, engineering and profitability, their design is often predictable. Behind the glittering skylines, generic high-rises–responsive neither to climate nor culture–now dominate many of the world's cities. Learn more.

Housing for a Changing Nation

Americans are changing—and so are our housing needs. Housing for a Changing Nation explores how developments in American society and experience, including shifts in demographics, the economy and the environment, are forcing us to reexamine the concept of house and home. Learn more.

Learn more about all CAC Exhibits.