Museum of Contemporary Art

Chicago, Ill.


220 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, Ill. 60611
(312) 280-2660
Hours: Tues. & Fri 10 a.m.-9p.m.; Wed.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Closed Monday and major holidays.
Admission: $15 adults; free for youth 18 and under, and members of police, fire, and military personnel. Tuesday admission is free for Illinois residents. .

White walls and space-age lights make this museum a tranquil escape from the traffic outside. With artwork on four floors, the MCA is big enough to fill up a few hours and still manageable enough to fit around naps and school schedules. Exhibit halls are filled with brightly colored artwork and sculptures even young kids will enjoy. Stroller tours offered first Wednesday of the month. Family Days are held on the second Saturdays of the month (October-May) and include hands-on art activities designed and led by Chicago artists; admission is free for families with children 12 and under, and activities are appropriate for all ages. The MCA Café is the restaurant on-site that offers lunch daily with convenient and tasty options and indoor or outdoor seating.


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