Chicago Architecture Foundation

Chicago is known around the world for its architecture. Whether you tour downtown or a neighborhood, expert docent guides will tell you the stories behind the buildings. Visit iconic skyscrapers, elegant hotels or the legendary houses of Frank Lloyd Wright. With more than 85 tours to choose from, it’s hard to just pick one. At the Chicago Architecture Foundation building, see a 1000-building replica of Chicago.

contact info

Hrs: Daily 9AM-9PM.

School

Looking, touching and making are essential for learners of all ages. Chicago Architecture Foundation field trips include tours and hands-on workshops that will engage students with the built environment and their role in it. Chicago will transform into a learning laboratory on a tour by bus, where groups will explore the city’s amazing architecture. Workshops allow students to explore the design process using books and Lego building bricks, and to even build their own neighborhoods.

supports classroom learning in:
Art.

topics covered:
Architecture, Design.

contact info
Phone: 312-322-1130
Email: groupsales@architecure.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring your own, Available for purchase. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

Art Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

– Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works during his lifetime. However, he was only ever able to sell one of his paintings while he was alive.

– Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. He took notes from right-to-left instead of the English language standard left-to-right.

– Pablo Picasso was arrested and questioned regarding the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was released without being charged.

– In late 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 46 days before anyone noticed.

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Chicago Architecture Foundation

Chicago is known around the world for its architecture. Whether you tour downtown or a neighborhood, expert docent guides will tell you the stories behind the buildings. Visit iconic skyscrapers, elegant hotels or the legendary houses of Frank Lloyd Wright. With more than 85 tours to choose from, it’s hard to just pick one. At the Chicago Architecture Foundation building, see a 1000-building replica of Chicago.

contact info

Hrs: Daily 9AM-9PM.

Scout

Looking, touching and making are essential for learners of all ages. Chicago Architecture Foundation field trips include tours and hands-on workshops that will engage scouts with the built environment and their role in it. Chicago will transform into a learning laboratory on a tour by bus, where groups will explore the city’s amazing architecture. Workshops allow scouts to explore the design process using books and Lego building bricks, and to even build their own neighborhoods.

supports scout badges in:
Art.

topics covered:
Architecture, Design.

contact info
Phone: 312-322-1130
Email: groupsales@architecure.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring your own, Available for purchase. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

Art Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

– Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works during his lifetime. However, he was only ever able to sell one of his paintings while he was alive.

– Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. He took notes from right-to-left instead of the English language standard left-to-right.

– Pablo Picasso was arrested and questioned regarding the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was released without being charged.

– In late 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 46 days before anyone noticed.

View Lesson Plan>>

Chicago Architecture Foundation

Chicago is known around the world for its architecture. Whether you tour downtown or a neighborhood, expert docent guides will tell you the stories behind the buildings. Visit iconic skyscrapers, elegant hotels or the legendary houses of Frank Lloyd Wright. With more than 85 tours to choose from, it’s hard to just pick one. At the Chicago Architecture Foundation building, see a 1000-building replica of Chicago.

contact info

Hrs: Daily 9AM-9PM.

Camp

Looking, touching and making are essential for learners of all ages. Chicago Architecture Foundation field trips include tours and hands-on workshops that will engage campers with the built environment and their role in it. Chicago will transform into a learning laboratory on a tour by bus, where groups will explore the city’s amazing architecture. Workshops allow campers to explore the design process using books and Lego building bricks, and to even build their own neighborhoods.

topics covered:
Architecture, Design.

contact info
Phone: 312-322-1130
Email: groupsales@architecure.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring your own, Available for purchase. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

Art Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

– Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works during his lifetime. However, he was only ever able to sell one of his paintings while he was alive.

– Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. He took notes from right-to-left instead of the English language standard left-to-right.

– Pablo Picasso was arrested and questioned regarding the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was released without being charged.

– In late 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 46 days before anyone noticed.

View Lesson Plan>>

Chicago Architecture Foundation

Chicago is known around the world for its architecture. Whether you tour downtown or a neighborhood, expert docent guides will tell you the stories behind the buildings. Visit iconic skyscrapers, elegant hotels or the legendary houses of Frank Lloyd Wright. With more than 85 tours to choose from, it’s hard to just pick one. At the Chicago Architecture Foundation building, see a 1000-building replica of Chicago.

contact info

Hrs: Daily 9AM-9PM.

Homeschool

Looking, touching and making are essential for learners of all ages. Chicago Architecture Foundation field trips include tours and hands-on workshops that will engage students with the built environment and their role in it. Chicago will transform into a learning laboratory on a tour by bus, where groups will explore the city’s amazing architecture. Workshops allow students to explore the design process using books and Lego building bricks, and to even build their own neighborhoods.

supports classroom learning in:
Art.

topics covered:
Architecture, Design.

contact info
Phone: 312-322-1130
Email: groupsales@architecure.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring your own, Available for purchase. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No. Accessible To: PD, VI, HI, LD, ASD.

Art Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

– Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works during his lifetime. However, he was only ever able to sell one of his paintings while he was alive.

– Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. He took notes from right-to-left instead of the English language standard left-to-right.

– Pablo Picasso was arrested and questioned regarding the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was released without being charged.

– In late 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 46 days before anyone noticed.

View Lesson Plan>>

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