School & Group Ticket Sales

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association will again be offering discounted tickets to the 2024 Chicago Auto Show for schools and groups.

NOTE NEW BAG POLICY FOR 2024: All items are subject to visual inspection by security personnel. Clear tote bags (12”x12”x6” or smaller), clutch purses (under 9" x 5" x 2" or smaller) are allowed. When an infant is present, diaper bags and strollers are permitted. Outside food and beverage are allowed but the items must conform the Chicago Auto Show's bag policy. Food and beverages are available for purchase on-site.

What will members of your group see? The 2024 show will feature almost one million square feet of the latest automotive technology and designs, hundreds of exciting new production cars, trucks, sport utility, concept and specialty vehicles on display. They're sure to generate excitement for everyone. The lights and color of the Chicago Auto Show will be a welcome change for those trapped in the late winter doldrums.

As you prepare late Winter/early Spring educational activities for your students, please consider a group outing to the 2024 Chicago Auto Show. Not only is the auto show a wonderful learning opportunity, but most students and instructors are genuinely grateful for the change in venue from the "typical" field trip. The 2024 event will be open to the public Saturday, Feb. 10 through Monday, Feb. 19 at McCormick Place, 2301 S. King Drive.

Automotive Career Day

Students of all ages are encouraged to come out to McCormick Place on Tuesday, Feb. 13, for a day of automotive industry career discovery at the 2024 Chicago Auto Show. Hosted by Teen Innovation Summit and powered by Toyota and Toyota Lexus Minority Owners Dealership Association, this educational event will highlight various paths available to students within the automotive industry. In addition, students will have the opportunity to explore the show floor and interact with exhibitors.

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Student Ticket Sales

Student groups of 20 or more will receive a discounted rate of $12 per ticket. These tickets may be used on one of the following days: Monday, Feb.12 through Friday, Feb. 16 and Monday, Feb. 19. Chaperones for the students will be given complimentary tickets; the ratio that we use is 1:10. Additional chaperone tickets are granted on a case-by-case basis. Please inform your peers of this remarkable event and have a field trip together.

Tickets may be obtained either by advance purchase or reservation. To obtain tickets, please print out and complete the appropriate form. You may email, fax or send it regular mail. Once tickets have been ordered, we will supply more information about where to drop off and park the buses.

Student Lunch Coupons

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Group Ticket Sales

Discounted tickets are available for groups of 20 or more on the weekdays at a cost of $12 per ticket. Tickets may be ordered in advance by printing out a form and completing it. You may send it via fax, email or regular mail. Once tickets have been ordered, we will supply more information on drop off and bus parking. (All ticket purchases subject to City of Chicago and Cook County amusement taxes and credit card processing fee.)

2024 Student and Group Ticket Sales Order Forms

School & Group Contact Information

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If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call. We look forward to helping you spark up your activity calendar with The Chicago Auto Show.

Roxanne Sammarco
Group Ticket Coordinator
Chicago Automobile Trade Association
18W200 Butterfield Rd.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181-4810
tel: (630) 424-6060
fax: (630) 495-2260