Types of Tours

Visit Student Tours for a full listing of school year and summer programs.

Docent-Led Tours
Experienced gallery educators lead these tours, interacting with students to engage them in detailed looking, discussion, and critical thinking about works of art in the collection. A host of available topics highlight the ever-changing permanent collection installations and our special exhibitions. All docent-led tours meet Illinois State Goals in Fine Arts and numerous goals and standards in English, language arts, social sciences, science, and math. Docent-led tours meet at various times and vary in capacity depending on the tour topic and the grade level.
Teacher-Led Tours
Teachers may choose to lead their students through the galleries without an Art Institute docent. Teacher-led tours are limited to 90 students and begin at 11:00 and run every half-hour until 4:00.