Virtual Tours

Discover Chicago and film via real-time participation, polls, HD video, interactive maps, and other unique media forms. Most FREE.

  • Movies and the 1893 Chicago World's Fair
    Oct 30, 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM CDT
    Facebook Live and YouTube Live
    Commemorate the closing date of 1893 Chicago World's Fair by learning about its links to movies
  • Tragedy on Chicago's Circus Train
    Oct 31, 10:00 AM – 10:20 AM
    Facebook Live and YouTube Live
    Learn about a potentially haunted cemetery plot called Showmen’s Rest and its place in circus, film, and TV history.
  • Chicago and 'The Wizard of Oz' in Sculpture
    Nov 03, 7:00 PM – 7:20 PM
    Facebook Live and YouTube Live
    Walk virtually through a Chicago park whose artwork honors 'The Wizard of Oz'
  • Chicago and Cinema's First African American Kiss
    Dec 12, 4:00 PM – 4:15 PM
    Facebook Live and YouTube Live
    Join our free virtual walking tour to the site of the Chicago studio that filmed the movies' first onscreen kiss by an African American couple.
  • Chicago's Yellow Brick Road and 'The Wizard of Oz'
    Dec 13, 7:00 PM – 7:20 PM
    Facebook Live and YouTube Live
    Follow Chicago's yellow brick road to the spot where L. Frank Baum's penned the children's book
  • Dolly Parton in Chicago
    Time is TBD
    Facebook Live and YouTube Live
    Short virtual tour to a mural in Chicago devoted to Dolly Parton

For Libraries, Educators, Businesses, and Schools:

We regularly offer in-person and virtual programs and virtual walking tours at libraries, colleges, and other educational venues. For even more choices, follow this link: