Inquiry Based Tours

On our interactive tours, students experience Wright’s design first hand as they are encouraged to ask questions, share observations, and discuss their experience of Wright’s designs. Each tour can be tailored to classroom themes and partners with activities and lessons from Tours with the Education Department are intended for smaller groups, limit of 30 students each day, and available at the Home and Studio, Unity Temple and around Oak Park’s historic neighborhood.  Chaperones are FREE with a limit of 1 chaperone per 10 students unless otherwise arranged. Larger groups and those interested in the standard interpretive tour can contact Group Tours at 312.994.4041 or Chicago Public Schools interested in education tours at the Robie House can visit for free through our Connecting to Robie House program.

Inquiry Based Tours

Students’ natural curiosity guides them through each space as they peer through colorful light screens and investigate how design shapes the world around us.

Length: 45 minutes
Fee: $5 per student

Sketching Tour

This tour pairs inquiry with looking activities and sketching prompts that directly engage students in the design process. Each student receives a sketchbook to visually document their experience on the tour.

Length: 60 minutes
Fee: $9 per student

Neighborhood Tour

Explore the neighborhoods around the Home and Studio or Robie House and discover how Wright’s innovative designs continue to shape the community.

Length: 30 minutes
Fee: $5 per student