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Tours and Private Workshops

To learn more about the Rebuilding Exchange consider bringing a group in for a tour! We also will accommodate youth groups for field trips and can provide a hands on activity after the tour! Adults who want a team building activity are not left out! We do private workshops in our wood shop and in our classroom space.

“Prophet is a global growth and brand strategy firm with Chicago offices in the west loop. We did a group mirror building workshop for teambuilding, crucial to one of our core company values of ‘having fun along the way!’ We had a blast navigating the chop saws and nail guns, taking a break to swap our marketing hats for hard hats. It was fun to learn that some members of our group actually had woodworking experience already! Definitely worth it and the mirror class was a nice ‘reflection’ of the fun we had together!”

Prophet Employee

“The youth in my program had an awesome time at RX! We were able to have an informative tour, which was focused on environmental justice, creative reuse, and a circular economy. Then they were able to get creative with the Scraptacular. The field trip got them to critically think and also allowed them to do a hands-on activity!”

Executive Director, Impact Beyond

HERE ARE YOUR OPTIONS:

Tour: Tours consist of a presentation about our social enterprise model, sustainability, and deconstruction, as well as a walking tour of the warehouse, including the receiving area and wood shop which are normally for staff access only or workshops. Tours last approximately 45 minutes and we can accommodate up to 20 attendees. We give tours Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays between 10:30 AM and 5 PM, unless special arrangements are made.

Price: (sliding scale) Free- $75

Scraptacular: An artistic craft experience in our classroom space for both youth and adults! We set you up with glue guns, scrap wood, tile, yarn, and other odds & ends from our warehouse. Your group then creates trinkets, figures, sculptures, and other cool things! A Scraptacular can last for 2 hours. We can arrange a scraptacular Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays between 10:30 AM and 5 PM, unless special arrangements are made.

Price: (sliding scale) $50-$150

Private Workshop: We can accommodate groups of 8-10 adults for workshops in our wood shop. This workshop allows each person in the group to make an object with our reclaimed lumber. Under the guidance of a professional instructor your group can choose one item for the WHOLE group to make: mirror, side table, planter box, triangle shelf, cutting board, or beer caddy. This workshop lasts 3 hours and can be scheduled for weekdays from 6PM-9PM and flexible time on Saturdays and Sundays.

Price: $640 for up to 8 students- $80 for each additional person

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Mon-Sun 10 am to 6 pm
1740 W Webster Ave. Chicago IL 60614
773 252 2234