Shoreline Architecture River Cruise
The Shoreline Architecture river cruise is one of the best things to do in Chicago.
The Art Institute is one of the best things to do in Chicago as an art lover - don’t miss out on thousands of pieces of artwork on display.
Pay nothing at the gate – simply scan your digital pass
Enjoy the contemporary art, architecture, and design on display
Exclusive 10% discount in the museum cafe
From contemporary art to ancient artifacts, the sheer scope of exhibits means there's something for everyone at the Art Institute. Explore one of the best collections of American contemporary art in the Renzo Piano-designed Modern Wing, scope out over 5,000 years of Asian art and artifacts, and wander through contemporary sculpture galleries to see 68 small-scale imitations of European interiors from the late 13th century.
10:30 AM - 5PM
*Last admission at 4:30PM
10:30 AM - 8PM
Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. All holidays and hours are subject to change without notice.
Simply show your Go Chicago pass to gain admission. Enter from Michigan Avenue using the middle set of doors labeled Fast Pass. You may also use the Modern Wing entrance on Monroe Avenue. Look for the Fast Pass signs once inside to skip the line. Your pass is accepted for gate admission until 4:30 PM Friday-Wednesday and 7:30 PM Thursday. Once inside the museum, all guests are welcome to stay until closing.
During spring breaks, summer holidays, and special occasions, the Museum frequently extends or shortens hours. For more information, visit the Art Institute of Chicago website.
Download the Art Institute of Chicago App! Find the art that speaks to you with our location-aware map. Take an audio tour and immerse yourself in stories of culture and creativity. The Art Institute offers nearly a million square feet to explore—the Mobile Experience will be your guide
For Art Institute Chicago parking either download the SpotHero parking app, or the Institute offers valet parking.
You’re spoilt for choice for Art Institute of Chicago restaurants. Relax with a coffee, or brunch at one of their three dining locations including The Balcony Café, Museum Café, or the Terzo Piano.
111 South Michigan Avenue (at Adams Street)
Chicago, IL 60603