Chicago Architecture Biennial 2017 Special Tour Request
Please use this form to request special group tours of the Chicago Architecture Biennial at the Chicago Cultural Center. There will be a charge for Private Group Tours requested through this form. We will get back to you to discuss rates and next steps shortly. Requests for private tours must be made 2 weeks in advance of requested tour date.

The second edition of the Chicago Architecture Biennial (CAB) is the largest architecture and design exhibition in North America, showcasing the transformative global impact of creativity and innovation in these fields. This year’s Biennial features over 141 practitioners from more than 20 countries addressing the 2017 theme “Make New History.” Artistic Directors Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee have selected architects and artists whose eye-opening creations will invite the public to explore how the latest architecture can and will make new history in places around the world.

The main exhibition is free and open to the public (no reservations or tour tickets are necessary to experience the Biennial on your own) from September 16, 2017 through January 7, 2018. Free public tours will be given regularly. They will last 45-60 minutes and depart from the Biennial Welcome & Learning Center (First Floor Garland Room, 1st Floor South):

MON No Public Tours
TUE 2:30pm & 5:30pm
WED 2:30pm & 5:30pm
THU 2:30pm & 5:30pm
FRI 2:30pm & 5:30pm
SAT 11:00am & 2:30pm
SUN 11:00am & 2:30pm
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There will be no public Biennial tours on Christmas Eve (Dec 24) or New Years Eve (Dec 31). Chicago Cultural Center will be open on those days and you may explore the Biennial on your own.

Chicago Architecture Biennial and Chicago Cultural Center will be closed on Christmas Day (Dec 25) and New Years Day (Jan 1).

Buses for free public tours of SC Johnson Headquarters in Racine, WI will depart the Chicago Cultural Center Thursdays through Sundays. See for more info. To schedule a group tour of SC Johnson Headquarters in Racine, WI please visit

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