Discover Wright’s designs with your students by visiting a Trust site. Onsite Education programs are offered at the Home and Studio or Frederick C. Robie House, address STEAM and Common Core Standards, and are differentiated for student needs and grade levels.

Design Detectives at Robie House

Design Detectives

Inspired by the Midwest landscape and designed in harmony with the world of nature, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie buildings revolutionized the design of the American home.

Investigate the Robie House, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie style masterpiece, and engage in the design process as your students pursue a specific topic during an interactive, inquiry-based tour and workshop. Work with a Trust Educator to choose the program that best fits your classroom curriculum:

Students survey Robie House using Pentominoes to uncover the geometric shapes and forms that make up its design in the Design Detectives Pentomino Studio. Then, they use the 3-D puzzle pieces to design and build their own Prairie style home. Recommended for classes who have read The Wright 3 by Blue Balliett.

Or join us for the Design Detectives Art Glass Studio, an in-depth exploration of the iconic window designs that define the home. After the tour, students use what they learned to construct their own art glass designs with tissue paper.

Both programs include a 45 minute tour and 45 minute workshop.

Length: 90 minutes
Fee: $7 per student, limit 60 students per day
Chaperones are FREE, limit 1 chaperone per 10 students unless otherwise arranged with a Trust Educator


Inquiry Based Tours

Inquiry Based Tours

Follow Wright’s path of discovery on an interactive exploration of the Oak Park Home and Studio or Frederick C. Robie House. Peer through colorful light screen designs, explore the spaces of the buildings, and discover how design shapes the world around us. Led by a Trust Educator, these tours focus on your class’s experience of Wright’s design ideas.

Length: 45 minutes
Fee: $5 per student, limit 45 students per day
Chaperones are FREE, limit 1 chaperone per 10 students unless otherwise arranged with a Trust Educator


Standard Group Tours

Standard interpretive tours and private academic days are also available for student groups of ten or more and are prearranged through Group Tours. For further assistance contact the Group Tours Manager at 312.994.4040 or tours@flwright.org.

Academic Days at Robie House

The Robie House may be reserved by professors and educators for a class lecture, tour, sketching session, or other educational activity. Available Tuesdays and Wednesdays only.

Guided Interior Tours

Guided Interior Tours led by trained guides offer insights into the history, restoration, and architectural legacy of the Chicago area’s most famous Frank Lloyd Wright sites: his first Home and Studio in Oak Park; the Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District in Oak Park; the Frederick C. Robie House in the Hyde Park neighborhood in Chicago; The Rookery Light Court in downtown Chicago; and the Emil Bach House in the Rogers Park neighborhood in Chicago. Availability varies site to site.

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