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Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois

Art Institute of Chicago

111 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois, 60603
Category: Family / Kids
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Art Institute of Chicago

One of the world's most respected museums, the Art Institute of Chicago is known for its expansive permanent collection, which is one of America's largest. There are over 260,000 pieces of art that range from Japanese prints, European sculpture, and photography to Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings. Those interested in contemporary and modern art as well as architecture and design will find the expansive Modern Wing most enchanting. The Art Institute also hosts special exhibitions and features tours and lectures.



  • Friday-Wednesday: 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.


  • Youth (14-18): $17.00
  • Senior (65 and up): $17.00
  • Student: $17.00
  • Adult: $23.00




  • Exhibits
  • Guided Tours
  • Lectures
  • Museum Shop
  • Dining


While there is no parking facility at the Art Institute of Chicago, there are many underground lots just a few blocks away.


The Art Institute features three restaurants. Terzo Piano offers authentic Italian cuisine while the Museum Café and Caffé Moderno serve up sandwiches, salads, soups, snacks, and desserts.


  • Does a general admission ticket include access to special exhibitions?

    Yes. Anyone who purchases a general admission to the Art Institute will be able to enjoy all the special exhibitions.
  • Does the museum offer free admission?

    Illinois residents can come to the Art Institute of Chicago free of charge every Thursday evening from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

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