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.

McCormick House Tours

Free with admission ticket or advanced ticket purchase

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.

Outdoor Self-Guided Audio Tours

Free with admission ticket or a $10 suggested donation.

Learn more or register for our self-guided audio Architecture and Public Art tours in Elmhurst. Tour our surprisingly architecturally rich city—the only with houses by Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe. Or take our new public art tour, including our art installations in Wilder Park, the Be Bold Be Elmhurst mural at Elmhurst University, and more.

Student/Children Tours*

Students, Troops, and Children under 18: $12/child (tour and activity), $8/child (tour only), $18/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. Art is for Everyone is supported in part by a grant from the League of Chicago Theatres and ComEd.

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. The tours take your group through our previous exhibitions 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.