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Chicago Architecture Center


The Chicago Architecture Center (CAC) is the city’s new all-in-one architecture experience: a museum with two floors of exhibits and a gateway to more than 85 boat, walking, bus, bike, and L tours.

Don't miss the highly acclaimed Chicago Architecture Center (CAC), the city's newest museum and best way to launch your Chicago architecture adventure. See the country's largest 3D model of Chicago boasting more than 4200 buildings and an interactive video on 'Chicago: City of Modern Architecture.'

In the skyscraper gallery, walk through super-sized tall building models from around the globe and learn about Chicago's history of innovation. Discover the secrets and stories of skyscrapers and the architects who created them, from the very first tall building to the mega skyscrapers of today, including the 1000 meter (3280 ft) Jeddah Tower. Learn why Chicago is considered the city of neighborhoods, catch a glimpse of the future city in the 'Me to We' gallery and more!

The CAC also is the starting place for more than 85 tours all led by our highly trained volunteer docents. A visit to the CAC is the perfect way to begin or end your river cruise aboard Chicago’s First Lady Cruises. Learn more at architecture.org.

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