Located one block east of the historic Water Tower, the MCA is one of the world’s largest contemporary art venues and offers ever-changing exhibitions, performances, and programs for all ages. The museum is free for youth 18 and under, and boasts an award-winning store and new restaurant, Marisol. Named by Zagat as one of the top 10 hottest restaurants in Chicago, Marisol is open outside of museum hours and features an innovative menu by Chef Jason Hammel (Lula Café) and cocktail list, as well as immersive art environment by Turner Prize-winning artist Chris Ofili.

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Discounts & Deals

$12 adult museum admission during Museum Week

Free for everyone 18 and under, all year

January 23: free to Illinois residents

Tuesdays are always free for Illinois residents.

MCA Store discount
Mention this offer in the MCA Store to receive 10% off your purchase, 20% off if you are a Member. Redeemable only Jan 18-26, 2018. Regular price, in-stock merchandise only; no other discounts apply. Offer good in-store only.

Blue Star Museum
As a Blue Star Museum, we are free for members of the military and police and fire departments and veterans

Museums for All
$3 tickets for up to six individuals when visitors present their LINK (EBT) Card as part of the Museums for All program.

EnChroma
EnChroma colorblindness-correcting glasses are available for free for visitors to borrow during their museum visit.

Special events & Exhibits

We Are Here
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Michael Rakowitz: Backstroke of the West
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MCA Screen: Paul Pfeiffer
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Chicago Works: Paul Heyer
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Edra Soto: Open 24 Hours
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Heaven and Earth: Alexander Calder and Jeff Koons
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Felix
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Art in the free spaces of the MCA
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Gallery Tours
The MCA Chicago offers daily tours of the exhibits, free with museum admission.
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Admission

$15 adults
$8 students, teachers and seniors
Free for MCA Members and anyone 18 and under
As a Blue Star Museum, we are free for members of the military and police and fire departments and veterans
Admission is free for Illinois residents on Tuesdays
$3 tickets for up to six individuals when visitors present their LINK (EBT) Card as part of the Museums for All program.
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Hours

Tuesday
10:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Wednesday and Thursday
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Friday
10:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Saturday and Sunday
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Closed Mondays

Check Marisol’s restaurant and bar hours.

Location

220 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
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