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35th Annual Holiday Treasure Hunt and Tea Party

December 11, 2016
Please use the Modern Wing entrance.
$50 adults, $20 children, $75 VIP adults, $45 VIP children, free for children under 2

Join us for a lively exploration of music in art during this family favorite.

Visit five stops within the museum’s galleries and the Ryan Learning Center while learning fascinating stories about select works and filling your activity book with colorful stamps and stickers. After this fun-filled expedition, stop by the historic Stock Exchange Trading Room for a tea party with Artie the Lion.

Upgrade to the VIP level to enjoy exclusive seating at the tea party, a deluxe hot-chocolate bar, and a special goodie bag for each child.

Choose from three start times—10:45, 12:00, or 1:30.

Festivities begin at the Modern Wing entrance on Monroe Street.

Tickets are available online and at any museum admission counter during regular museum hours.

Buy Tickets Online

For the most up-to-date information, follow the Auxiliary Board on Facebook or contact Roberta Neuhausler at (312) 443-3674 or

For additional holiday programs, please visit the holiday programs calendar.

The 35th Annual Treasure Hunt and Tea Party is presented by Papyrus.

The Auxiliary Board of the Art Institute of Chicago is grateful to this year’s generous Treasure Hunt sponsors:

Lead Sponsor

Golden Angels

Advisory Research, Inc.
Challenger, Gray, and Christmas, Inc.
Kimberly Frezados and the Kohn-Joseloff Foundation
David and Diana Moore

Silver Angels

Chartwell Insurance Services
Stephen W. and Susan M. Baird Foundation

Crystal Angels

Sonia and Danish Ismail
Julie Latsko
Margo and Ger O’Donnell
The Sally and Cal Frese Charitable Trust of the Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund

Sapphire Angels

Shirley H. and Richard M. Jaffee Family Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Louis M. Ebling, III 

Tea Party Sponsor

Entertainment generously provided by

ChiArts: The Chicago High School for the Arts
Sherwood: The Community Music School at Columbia College Chicago

In-Kind Sponsors

Chime by Sitter City
Enjoy Life Foods
Fleur de lis Florist
Joseph Fitzgerald Family
Graduate Hotels
Rainforest Cafe
Six Flags
The Simple Good

Auxiliary Board Collaborators (ABCs)

Loewenberg Charitable Foundation

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