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Educator Admission Request


Free admission to the Art Institute of Chicago is available to current Illinois educators, including pre-K–12 teachers, teaching artists working in schools, and homeschool parents. Educators can register here to receive a voucher for one complimentary ticket to the museum. This voucher must be presented at one of the museum’s admission counters with a valid educator ID. To schedule a visit for a K–12 student group, please register here.

Museum hours are subject to change. Please review the museum’s current hours of operation before reserving your free admission.

A complimentary ticket will not be granted without one of the following forms of acceptable identification:

Pre-K–12 teachers

  • Current school ID
  • Current Illinois Education Association ID card

Teaching Artist Working in Schools

  • Letter on school letterhead indicating that the teaching artist is currently working in an Illinois pre-K–12 school

Homeschool Parents

  • Illinois homeschool co-op member ID card
  • Illinois homeschool legal defense association member ID card

Illinois Educator Admission Requests may not be used in conjunction with Student Tours or Groups. For more information, visit Student Tours.

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