Treats of the Season

Holiday Small Plates
December 3, 10, and 17
Museum Café
Celebrate the holidays with a seasonally inspired menu on Thursday evenings in December. Reservations are recommended but not required. Call (312) 553-9675.

Gift Memberships
(312) 499-4111, Monday–Friday, 9:00–5:00 CST
Visit any Member Services desk in the museum for immediate fulfillment through December 24!
Wrap up the museum’s world-renowned collection with a gift membership this holiday season. With free admission, exclusive exhibition previews, member-only educational and travel opportunities, plus so much more—membership is the perfect gift for the art lover in your life.

Just be sure to place your order online or by phone by December 10 to guarantee holiday delivery.

Valet Parking
Modern Wing Entrance
$28 per car at drop-off, cash only
Don’t waste time searching for—or even thinking about—parking. Let us take care of it. Our valet service is available during regular museum hours right in front of the Modern Wing entrance on Monroe Street.

Free Trolley between the Art Institute and Navy Pier
Saturdays and Sundays December 5–6 and 12–13
Daily December 19–31*
The free trolley operates non-stop between the Art Institute’s Modern Wing entrance (159 East Monroe Street) and Entrance 2 at Navy Pier under Festival Hall (600 East Grand Avenue).

  • Trolley departs every 20 minutes.
  • First trolley departs Navy Pier at 10:00 a.m.
  • Last trolley departs the Art Institute of Chicago at 5:00 p.m.

Plus enjoy special discounted admission to Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier through December 31, 2015.*

*Excludes Christmas day.