Art Institute of Chicago

Chicago, IL

Where are we going?

Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue Chicago
IL 60603

312 443-3600

What is there to do?

Are you excited to see some of the greatest works of art in the world? What if we told you that the Art Institute of Chicago is one of the world's great art museums, with a collection that spans centuries and from all around the globe!

A visit to the impressive collections of this Chicago icon will see you face to face with characters of American Gothic, and the atmosphere of Nighthawks. There are works by Vincent van Gogh, as well as Pablo Picasso, and even Monet.

Kids will be surrounded by works from some of the most inspiring and famous painters and artists in the entire world, and it's a particularly great experience for any creative students or art students who will be in their element.

As well as the permanent collection, the Art Institute of Chicago features rotating exhibitions so you can always go back and see something new. One exhibition might focus on Japanese prints, or there might be a Rembrandt showcase. One month might focus on textiles, and then the next you might be exploring African art

So much more than just "art", a visit to the Art Institute of Chicago is a day out filled with history, and cultures from all over the world, and creativity, and plenty of classes and workshops for the family!

It's time to be inspired!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $25

Children: $19 (Ages 14 to 17)

Discount: Senior & student discounts, plus discounts for Chicago & Illinois residents

Free Under: 14 years


Need a little extra help?

The museum is accessible, with wheelchairs available free of charge, audio guides, service animals welcome and accessible parking!


When can we go?

10:30am - 5pm daily (8pm close Thursday)

The museum and its shops are closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.


Any top tips?

Check out the free app that offers you a self-guided tour throughout the collections that merges location-aware technology with audio storytelling, letting the art speak to you.

I’m Hungry!

There are a number of places within the institute to grab food, from the Museum Cafe for sandwiches and salads, to the Terzo Piano great for lunch, Thursday dinners & Sunday brunch, and the Balcony Cafe for those coffees!

Healthy Eating

There are multiple healthy options at the cafe! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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