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Art Institute of Chicago

As the world's second largest art museum, this handsome landmark is known for its collection of over 250,000 pieces. Many of the most famous art works in history hang on the walls of this institution located in beautiful Grant Park. There's a focus on Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works, but visitors will find art of all periods and types. ARTIC also hosts classes and special events so you can gain a deeper understanding of art. Come see why TripAdvisor voted this the #1 museum in America!


Hours -

Daily 10:30am-5pm: Thursdays until 8 pm

Prices -

Adults $25; seniors, teens, & students $19; children under 14 free


  • Treasure Hunt and Tea Party
  • Wreathing of the Lions
  • After-Hours Events


  • Extensive Art Collection
  • Classes for All Ages
  • Lectures & Special Events
  • Rotating Exhibits
  • Gift Shop

Free admission for kids

Visiting the museum with your family is easy, because all children under the age of 14 can enter the museum for free. This is an excellent opportunity to expose your kids to the world of art at a young age.

Group Visits

Private guided tours are a great way to experience the world’s second largest museum, and they are available upon request for university and school groups, adults, and seniors. Check the website for more details


  • Is dining available?

    From elegant Italian meals to grab-and-go snacks, there are plenty of places to grab a bite. The Museum Café is open from 11am-4pm and offers a casual, contemporary dining room with a range of international eats. Caffe Moderno features coffee and tea along with quick Italian bites. Terzo Piano is an acclaimed gourmet Italian restaurant open for lunch, Sunday brunch and Thursday dinners. Reservations are highly recommended.
  • Where is the latest collection information?

    The Art Institute holds an astonishing amount of art totalling over 250,000 pieces, and not all of it is always on view. Some is taken down for preservation work, or it might be off at another museum for a show. To see the latest updates check out the website

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