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Summer Tours


Two teen visitors look into a Miniature Room

Summer guided tours are led by the Department of Learning and Public Engagement’s college interns who interact with students to engage them in relevant, creative, and participatory experiences with works of art.

We welcome all types of youth groups for summer tours, including groups from park districts, camps, schools, churches, community centers, and more.

Summer guided tours are offered the last week of June through the first week of August each year. Guided tours start at 10:30, and vary in length.

Group leaders may choose to lead their groups through the galleries without an Art Institute educator on a teacher-led tour. Teacher-led tours are offered throughout the summer, with entry times beginning at 11:00 and every half hour until 4:30.

Tour Options

Museum Introduction Tour: Art from Many Places (Grades 1–12)
Limit: 90 students
45 minutes for grades 1–2
60 minutes for grades 3–12

Studio: Art from Many Places (Grades 3–12)
Offered Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday
Following the Art From Many Places tour, this program offers student groups the opportunity to engage in hands-on, creative work through a studio art-making activity in the Ryan Learning Center.

Limit: 35 students
2 hours for grades 3–12

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


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