FREE for students and requisite number of chaperones.
Grades K–8: FREE for students and the requisite number of chaperones. Grades 9-12: reduced admission of $10.00/student, with the requisite number of chaperones free of charge.
Extra adults must pay the current adult admission rate for groups: Illinois: $18 Non-Illinois: $21 Payment for students and extra adults must be received at least two weeks in advance of your scheduled visit.
Find information about our student/adult ratios in the “Preparing for a Museum Visit” section.
Please Note Groups that arrive either without a confirmation or without having made advance payment, if required, must pay the regular student and adult admission rates for all group members on site. The policy of admitting children 14 and under for free does not apply to school groups.
Student Tours Admission Rates
Students: $10 Extra Adults: $18 Illinois residents*, $21 non-Illinois residents
Regular Admission Rates
Students: $12 Adults: $23 Illinois residents: $20* Chicago residents: $18*
2 days 8 hours ago The Art Institute of Chicago Today we remember Nelson Mandela's legacy. In 1962, when sentenced to life imprisonment for his activities with the African National Congress, Mandela made a powerful statement of cultural identity by wearing a traditional Thembu beaded collar. Despite such images of Mandela being banned by the apartheid government until the 1990s, his act of defiance spurred a resurgence of beadworking in South Africa.