Teacher Resources


From teacher-created lesson plans and downloadable exhibition materials to free admission, the MCA is committed to providing rich resources for educators.

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Brainstorming during a Teacher Institute workshop
Photo: Gillian Fry, © MCA Chicago


Illinois elementary and high school teachers receive free admission. Simply present a valid teacher ID at the admissions desk. Can’t carry your ID with you? Email us to request a teacher pass.

Explore our entire collection, now available online, and current exhibitions for materials and information about what's on view.

Check out our new Teacher Resources website, developed by members of the MCA Teachers Institute.

Keep up-to-date on exciting opportunities for educators by joining our educator email list and by "Liking" MCA Teacher Programs on Facebook.

Visit our Stories page for downloadable brochures and blog posts as well as videos and in-depth websites on our exhibitions.