Virtual Events for UChicago Alumni

Public Events

for virtual travel and fun.

Connect with architecture, history, and alums from the comfort of home.


Chicago Detours is providing interactive virtual events for the University of Chicago Alumni Association. Each 60-minute-long, interactive virtual presentation includes lively commentary by our expert tour guides.

Live narration is accompanied by a variety of visuals, from historic photography to 360-degree panning street views. 

Our events include interactive elements, such as trivia, creative challenges or educational games. The opportunity to ask questions or give comments in real time encourages your connections with the always interesting community of UChicago Alumni!

Our virtual tours are NOT academic lectures. They are fun, curated experiences that are designed for learning and enjoyment!

Special alumni rates are discounted 20% from regular rates for our public events.


A Day AT THE 1893 World's FAIR

A one-hour virtual event that lets you step into the shoes of an ordinary visitor to the Columbian Exposition. How would you get there? How much are tickets? Where do you go to the bathroom?! Awesome historic images accompany this fun event.

Sat, 5/8, 7:00pm CT
$16/individual $28/household

How to view the virtual event:

After you register, you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you do not see the confirmation email, check your spam folder for an email from [email protected] to make sure you are receiving notices from us. 

We will send the Zoom link to join the live event 1 day before the experience, and a reminder email with the link again 1 hour before it starts.

If you miss the live event for any reason, all registrants will have access to a video of the virtual tour for a limited time after the event.

Our virtual events are always available for private groups