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Private Guided Tours

Book a private tour at the MCA for your group!

During your 50-minute, private, interactive tour, your tour guide will lead you through a main exhibition at the MCA.

You’ll be inspired by fresh ideas and creativity, see the newest artwork and artists, and form a deeper understanding and connection to your community and world. No previous art experience necessary!

Each fee includes the private tour, admission, and a free pass to return with a guest.


Kerry James Marshall: Mastry, Lender Sponsor Dinner and Exhibition Preview, April 20, 2016. Photo: Jeremy Lawson Photography, © MCA Chicago.


“Fabulous and the best thing I can say is I didn’t want it to end!”


  • $35 / adult
  • $20 / age 65 and older
  • $20 / college student
  • $10 / University Partner*
  • $350 flat fee for groups of 10 or fewer

* University Partners are current students, faculty, and staff with ID from SAIC, U of Chicago, Northwestern, IIT, City Colleges of Chicago, and Columbia College Chicago.


Opening day of entre horizontes: Art and Activism Between Chicago and Puerto Rico at the MCA Chicago, August 19, 2023. Photo: Shelby Ragsdale, © MCA Chicago.


“So knowledgable but guided us with conversation rather than lecture. She was so engaging!”

VIP Tours

Experience the artwork one-on-one in a private viewing before or after the MCA opens to the public! It’s a one-of-a-kind experience to share with clients, groups, family, and friends.

$135 / guest
Minimum fee: $1350


Request a Tour

Sign up for a private guided tour using this form.

A group of people stand in front of a platform of colorful costumed mannequins

Members’ Preview for Nick Cave: FOROTHERMORE, 2022. Jeremy Lawson Photography.

Gift a Private Tour

A private tour of the MCA makes a thoughtful gift! To order, contact 312-397-3812 or [email protected].

For questions and inquiries about private tours, contact [email protected].