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Student Tours Hiatus 

K–12 student tours are currently on hiatus. We anticipate offering select educator-led tours in the fall of 2022. While we are not taking advance registrations for school group field trips (educator-led or self-conducted), educators are still able to visit with students by using the main admissions process. Teachers can purchase tickets in advance online through the museum’s ticketing website. Because our student entrance and greeting area are currently closed, we recommend limiting your group size to one or two classrooms.  

Tickets are available through the end of May and can be purchased in bundles of up to 14. If you are bringing more than 14 students, you will need to make additional transactions. All children under 14 and Chicago teens under 18 always receive free admission to the museum, although tickets are still required. Free admission tickets can be obtained through the ticketing system—the system will allow you to enter age and zip code information to access discounts for you and your group. Illinois educators can receive free admission by submitting an Educator Admission Request. If you have questions, please contact us at studenttours@artic.edu.

Please refer to the Visit page on the museum’s website for updated hours, general pricing, and safety procedures. Be aware of the following limitations:

  • Items like backpacks, shopping bags, and umbrellas are not allowed in the museum.

  • The museum’s eating areas are currently closed; we do not have the ability to offer brown bag lunch space.

  • We recommend entering the museum at the Modern Wing entrance, which is located at 159 E. Monroe Street, directly across from Millennium Park. If there are lines, you will be asked to queue outside while physically distancing from other visitors.

  • If you can, please limit the personal belongings brought into the museum and leave items on the bus. Museum checkrooms are open and free to all visitors.

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