School & Group Ticket Sales

The Chicago Automobile Trade Association will again be offering discounted tickets to the 2022 Chicago Auto Show for schools and groups.

What will members of your group see? The 2022 show will feature half-a-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 2022 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 2022 event will be open to the public Saturday, Feb. 12 through Monday, Feb. 21 at McCormick Place, 23rd Street and Lake Shore Drive.

Students Ticket Sales

Student groups of 20 or more will receive a discounted rate of $10 per ticket. These tickets may be used on one of the following days: Monday, Feb.14 through Friday, Feb. 19 and Monday, Feb. 21. 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

Thanks to the cooperation of Savor...Chicago at McCormick Place, Prepaid lunch coupons will be available this year. Coupons must be paid for in cash at the Group Ticket Room on the day your group attends. Cash only, no credit cards. This coupon is $9 and is valid for a slice of pizza and a drink; a hot dog, chips and a drink or two chicken tenders, chips and a drink.

For food and beverage entry, the Chicago Auto Show will follow the City of Chicago’s direction on proof of COVID-19 vaccine, this includes a photo ID for those age 16 and older. Designated areas will be set up for the consumption of food and beverage and proof of COVID-19 vaccine WILL BE required for entry into those areas. As a result of this requirement, outside food and beverage are not permitted into the 2022 Chicago Auto Show

Group Ticket Sales

Discounted tickets are available for groups of 20 or more on the weekdays at a cost of $10 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.

2022 Student and Group Ticket Sales Order Forms

  • 2022 School-group Ticket Reservation Form (Word) (PDF)
  • 2022 School Ticket Order Form (Word) (PDF)
  • 2022 Group Tickets Order Form (Word) (PDF)

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