Tours

These guided group tours are designed to engage and inspire your class, social club, business group or art-minded friends. Our education team tailors each tour to meet your group’s needs and objectives whether educational, recreational or professional.

In-person tours will resume with this fall’s solo show by Sentrock. Scroll below for virtual options.

McCormick House Tours

Learn more about the unique history and design of Mies van der Rohe’s McCormick House. More information and a schedule of these regularly scheduled house tours can be found in Events.

Self-Guided Tours

Learn more or register for our Self-Guided Outdoor Architecture Tour, an audio tour of our surprisingly architecturally rich city—the only with houses by Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe. Free with admission ticket or a $10 suggested donation.

Student/Children Tours*

Students, Troops, and Children under 18: $12/child (tour and activity), $8/child (tour only), $6/chaperone. Minimum of 10 children.*

Provide an enriching learning experience with a field trip to EAM. Compelling exhibitions of contemporary art and modern architecture including one of only three Mies van der Rohe’s houses in the United States, access to Wilder Park, and the ability to coordinate with other Elmhurst museums. Furthermore, EAM’s Education Center will customize a tour of the current exhibitions with a corresponding activity to fulfill your troop’s badge requirements.

To schedule a school tour complete this form.

Some groups may be eligible for free tour admission through our Art is for Everyone program.

Group Tours*

Adults: $18/person, Seniors: $15/person. Minimum of 10 people.*

Customize a tour for your group focusing on the museum’s current exhibition or the cornerstone of the museum’s permanent collection, Mies van der Rohe’s McCormick House (1952), one of only three houses in the world in Mies’ modern style. To schedule a tour for adults or seniors complete this form.

Virtual Tours

In response to COVID-19 restrictions, our education team developed virtual tours for children and adults to enjoy. These tours take your group through our current exhibition with optional hands-on activities for school-aged children. These guided tours are free to schools, community organizations, and other groups. Book a virtual tour today, and our Education staff will be in touch soon.
Interested in including this tour in your lesson plans? Visit our Education Tours page to learn more.

Virtual Tours are part of our Art is for Everyone programming.