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Take a day trip to the North Shore to see some fantastic school architecture. We will visit the acclaimed Crow Island School, the North Shore Country Day School in Winnetka and two new additions to Northwestern University.

5 Hours
$55 public (includes CAC admission)
$47 CAC members
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.*

This tour illustrates how design enhances education. Learn how the 1940 Crow Island school designed for interactive education still meets today’s need for teaching elementary school children. See how architect Trung Le recently transformed a 1918 high school building on the North Shore Country Day School campus into a state-of-the-art facility. In Evanston, tour the stunning Kellogg Global Initiatives building and view Northwestern’s extravagant new athletic center and fieldhouse.

*Guests have the option to meet in Chicago at CAC, or in Evanston at Northwestern University Segal Visitors Center, 1841 N. Sheridan. Those meeting in Evanston should arrive by 10:45am. Parking is available at Northwestern University near the Performing Arts Center.

Get on the bus!

From March to November, CAC is offering several one-time-only bus tours! Explore different architecture topics throughout Chicagoland and save up to 35% off the public price when you book multiple tours in the series. These tours are expected to sell out quickly, so purchase your tickets today! For a list of all the tours included in this offer, visit


$55 public (includes CAC admission) / $47 members
Discount tickets are available with a valid student ID for $52 at the CAC Box Office.
Buy 2 or 3 tickets to multiple tours and save 20% on the public price
Buy 4 or 5 tickets to multiple tours and save 25% on the public price 
Buy 6 or 7 tickets to multiple tours and save 30% on the public price 
Buy 8 or 9 tickets to multiple tours and save 35% on the public price
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