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Fly like a superhero; travel back, or forward, in time; or discover strange and wondrous beasts.

Although the museum’s doors are temporarily closed, you can still take a fun-filled journey through our collection using JourneyMaker.

We’ve put together eight of our favorite journeys for your family to enjoy at home. Check out these downloadable tours below—they’re full of fun activities, inspiring ideas, and much more.

To create your own personalized family tour, you can use the JourneyMaker interactive, which equips you with your own customized guide to artworks you select, offering creative ideas for looking at and responding to art together. 

Art Journeys

Lines, Shapes, Colors

From beautiful blobs to dots, dashes, and loops, explore form and color through art.

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Extreme and Extraordinary

A massive mask, a famous face, and a puzzling lampshade—discover the unusual.

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Time Travelers

Let these works of art transport you through history.

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Let’s Play

Fire up your imagination with these entertaining works of art.

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Wild Style

Marvel at bold patterns, striking jewelry, and fancy clothing as you create a fantastical outfit for yourself.

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Superheroes come in many forms—put together a super team to overcome obstacles and lead the way.

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Strange and Wild Creatures

Create your very own fantastic creature with inspiration from artful animals.

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Museum Sleepover

Dream up your perfect sleepover at the museum.

Download the journey

Generous support for JourneyMaker is provided by the Woman’s Board of the Art Institute of Chicago.


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