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. Please note that we are not able to receive Docent-led groups prior to their scheduled guided tour. Docent-led groups may re-enter the museum galleries after their guided tours to explore the collection further if desired.
Find more information about tours using the links to the left.
Tour Application Dates Fall tours (September 26, 2016–January 28, 2017) open August 15, 2016 Spring tours (January 30–May 26, 2017) open December 1, 2016
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.
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14 min 26 sec ago The Art Institute of Chicago Hark! Free Winter Weekdays continue at the Art Institute, with free admission all day for Illinois residents—now through February 16.
Image: [Now on view in Gallery 226] Edgar Degas. Café Singer, 1879. Bequest of Clara Margaret Lynch in memory of John A. Lynch.
2 days 18 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago 2017 celebrates the Year of the Rooster and marks the fifth year of festive programming at the museum, with family art-making activities, performances, public tours in Mandarin, self-guided tours, and culinary specialties from China.
2 days 21 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Spring is coming… Just a sneak peek of what to see at the Art Institute on the dawn of the Vernal Equinox.