Experiences in the museum are a great way for your students to use critical thinking skills and apply concepts learned in the classroom in a new context.
Docent-led museum tours emphasize close looking, discussion, and critical and creative thinking by making connections with works of art. Want to lead your own experience in the museum? Teacher-led tours allow teachers to construct visits for their students. We offer a wide range of resources for those who wish to create their own student experiences.
Use the Student Tour Application to apply for your museum visit. Find more information about tours using the links to the left.
Tour Application Dates Fall tours (September 29, 2014–January 30, 2015) open August 15, 2014 Spring tours (February 2–May 29, 2015) open December 15, 2014
Docent-led tours are available on a limited number of Saturdays, on a first-come, first served basis. Apply online using the Student Tour Application.
Fall/Winter Saturday Dates:
October 4, 2014
October 11, 2014
October 25, 2014
November 1, 2014
November 8, 2014
November 15, 2014
November 22, 2014
December 6, 2014
January 10, 2015
January 17, 2015
January 24, 2015
January 31, 2015
Target Student Tours at the Art Institute sponsored by
1 day 6 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago “It's instinctive in a certain kind of painting... It's like a nervous system… The feeling is going on with the task. The line is the feeling, from a soft thing, a dreamy thing, to something hard, something arid, something lonely, something ending, something beginning.”
Happy birthday, Cy Twombly!
Image: Cy Twombly. The First Part of the Return from Parnassus, 1961. Through prior gift of Mary and Leigh Block; Marian and Samuel Klasstorner and Major Acquistions Endowment Income funds; Wirt D. Walker Trust; Estate of Walter Aitken; Director's Fund; Helen A. Regenstein Endowment; Laura T. Magnuson Acquisition Fund.
1 day 23 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago MAY 15—Join us for After Dark with special tours of Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design, 1690–1840, live performances, DJ sets, pints of Guinness at the cash bar, and more!