MCA Chicago News —Free Admission for Youth 18 and Under

MCA Free Youth

ALL youth 18 and under will have free admission to the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago!

This new initiative gives access to the museum for all young people and has been generously underwritten for the first five years by Liz and Eric Lefkofsky, as part of the MCA’s 50th anniversary celebration.

“We believe in the power of creativity to change people’s lives, especially young people,” said Madeleine Grynsztejn, Pritzker Director of the MCA. “Through our programs, we work extensively with Chicago’s youth, their families, the schools they attend, and the teachers who so thoughtfully guide them. Young people today want more than a place to look at art, they want a place where they can talk and discuss, and a community hub where they can hang out. By offering free admission to all those 18 and under we ensure that there are no financial barriers for today’s youth to engage with and learn about contemporary art and ideas.”

Heidi Reitmaier, Dr. Robert Nathan Mayer Director of Education, adds, “This initiative was inspired by suggestions from teens who participate in the MCA’s nationally recognized teen program, the Teen Creative Agency, who championed the museum to consider eliminating admission for youth.”




Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
220 E Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611


Adults - $15

Students, teachers and seniors - $8

MCA members and youth 18 and under - Free!

Visit for more details!


Photo courtesy of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

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