Visit the world’s best museum, the Art Institute of Chicago. Cover nearly one million square feet of space at the Art Institute and enjoy selections from their collection of nearly 300,000 works of art. Ranked #1 out of 659 on TripAdvisor, this is a must see for your Chicago to-do list.
Visiting the Art Institute of Chicago
The Museum is open daily from 10:30AM through 5:30PM, and 8PM on Thursdays. If you are an Illinois resident, you can visit for free on Thursday evenings from 5PM to 8PM. General Admission for adults is $25 with children under 14 enjoy free admission.
Current exhibitions include: Rodin: Sculptor and Storyteller, Galleries of Medieval and Renaissance Art, Arms and Armor, and India Modern to name a few.
Upcoming exhibits include The Medieval World at Our Fingertips, Xu Longsen: Light of Heaven and Philippe Parreno: My Room is Another Fish Bowl.
For a full list of exhibitions, please visit the Art Institute Website.
If you’re visiting with your family, be sure to check out their Activities and Workshops available for children here. Children under 14 enter the Museum for free and Chicago teens under 18 can also enjoy free admission.
The Museum offers two Café locations for dining, snacks and beverages during your visit. If you are looking for a spectacular dining experience, make reservations at the award winning, Terzo Piano located on the Third Level of the Modern Wing.
When you visit the Art Institute, be sure to download the free mobile app! The app offers you self-guided tours, behind-the-scenes stories and music to guide you through the artwork. Audio guides in multiple languages, as well as mini-tours are also available. For more information on getting around the museum, click here.
We hope you enjoy your visit to Chicago!