Plan Your Visit
What is the cost to attend?
Cantigny wants the exhibit to be affordable for all visitors, especially families. There is no charge other than Cantigny’s regular parking fee of $5 per car. From June through September, on Saturdays and Sundays, the parking fee is $10 per car. Free parking is offered on the first Wednesday of every month, and visitors who bike or walk into the park also get in free.
Is Cantigny accessible by public transportation?
Metra trains follow the Union Pacific West line and make a stop in Winfield, about two miles north of Cantigny Park.
Why is Cantigny hosting this event?
This is a colorful, fun, and family-friendly exhibit that should attract many first-time visitors to the park, especially families. We are always interested in growing our audience. The exhibit is also a celebration of cultural diversity through art—a good message that aligns with our values.
Will Cantigny offer any complementing alebrije programming?
“Creatures of a Dream World” is a springboard for exploring many aspects of Mexican culture.
Our summer and fall calendar includes ample tie-ins with the exhibit, such as garden tours, lectures, museum exhibits and concerts.
Where are the sculptures located?
Throughout the gardens and grounds. The large sculptures are in open areas for maximum visibility and to allow visitors to walk around them. The small sculptures are mostly in the gardens, carefully integrated with the plantings around them. A few alebrijes are in surprising locations!
Can visitors interact with the sculptures?
The art is fragile. Photography is welcome but touching or climbing is prohibited. Thank you for cooperating!
Do you offer guided tours?
Yes. Guided Alebrije Art Walks take place every Wednesday evening during our “Cantigny de Noche” series, and on Saturdays at either 11 am or 2 pm. Check the calendar on Cantigny.org to see the time of this week’s tour. The walks begin from the Cantigny Visitors Center and last about 45 minutes. They are free to attend and registration is not necessary.
Are dogs allowed at Cantigny?
In the interest of hygiene and public health, pets are not allowed on the park grounds. This includes leaving them in your vehicle.