Self-Guided Tours (Grades Pre-K–12)


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Teachers may lead their students (pre-K–12) through the galleries without an Art Institute docent. Teacher-led tours begin at 11:00 and run every half hour until 4:00.

Use the online Student Tour Application to register for a teacher-led visit. Teacher-led tours are limited to 180 students.

Please note that docent-led tours receive preference in scheduling tour times and gallery use. The total number of students in the museum is limited to ensure the best educational experience for everyone. Teacher-led groups must always yield to gallery tours conducted by Art Institute staff and docents.

Questions about student tours? Contact us at (312) 443-3907 or


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