Teachers may lead their students through the galleries without an Art Institute docent. Teacher-led tours begin at 11:00 and run every half-hour until 4:00. Use the online Student Tour Application form to register for a teacher-led visit. Limit: 180 Students
Please note: Docent-led tours receive preference in scheduling tour times and gallery use. The total number of students in the museum is limited to ensure the best educational experience for everyone. Teacher-led groups must always yield to gallery tours conducted by Art Institute staff and docents.
Here are some things you can do to prepare yourself and your students for a field trip:
View the orientation videos (below) on your own and with your students.
Use the Educator Resource Finder or visit the Crown Educator Resource Center to find ideas about using works of art in the classroom.
Review the museum rules and expectations for students and chaperones.
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