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Hours

A woman stands in the sculpture gallery in the first floor of the American Galleries

The museum is open daily 10:30–5:00 and Thursdays until 8:00.

The museum and its shops are closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

10:30–5:00 and Thursdays until 8:00
Free admission

Monday–Wednesday 1:00–5:00
Thursday 10:30–8:00
Friday 1:00–5:00
Saturday–Sunday CLOSED

10:30–5:30 and Thursdays until 8:00

Admission

  General Admission   General admission includes access to the museum and all nonticketed exhibitions. Chicago Residents   Proof of Chicago residence—valid ID, lease, bill, or other mail—is required. Illinois Residents   Proof of Illinois residence—valid ID, lease, bill, or other mail—is required. Fast Pass   Fast Pass allows visitors to bypass the general admission lines at entrances and offers expedited access to ticketed special exhibitions.
Adult $25 $20 $22 $35
Seniors (65+) $19 $14 $16 $29
Students $19 $14 $16 $29
Teens (14-17) $19 Free $16 $29
Children Free
Members

The Art Institute of Chicago provides free access to children under 14, Chicago teens under 18, Link and WIC cardholders, active-duty military, and Illinois educators every day. Learn more.

CityPASS

Save 51% on Fast Pass admission to the Art Institute of Chicago's galleries and nonticketed special exhibitions—plus four other top attractions. Purchase online to receive mobile and printable tickets by email, or buy at the Art Institute admission desk when you arrive.

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Directions

Located in the heart of Chicago—across from Millennium Park and steps from Lake Michigan—the Art Institute welcomes visitors at two entrances.

Map showing the Art Institute of Chicago's location within Chicago

Michigan Avenue Entrance

111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60603

Modern Wing Entrance

159 East Monroe Street
Chicago, Illinois 60603

  • Museum Café

    An image of half a sandwich and salad on a white plate.

    Daily 11:00 to 4:00
    Thursday evenings 5:00 to 7:30
  • Terzo Piano

    A hand pours sauce onto a open face sandwich

    Lunch daily 11:00 to 3:00
    Thursday dinner 5:00 to 8:00
    Sunday brunch 11:00 to 3:00
  • Balcony Café

    A coffee drink and a scone on a white plate.

    Daily 10:30 to 4:30
    Thursdays until 7:00

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