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Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago Skip-the-Line Ticket

Activity provider: Art Institute of Chicago

Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago Skip-the-Line Ticket

Activity provider: Art Institute of Chicago

From US$ 35 per person

Enjoy expedited entry to the Art Institute of Chicago, home to a collection of art that spans centuries and the globe.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Valid 1 day
from first activation
Skip the ticket line
Wheelchair accessible


  • Skip the general admission lines and walk straight into the museum
  • See European masterpieces from Monet and Van Gogh to Picasso and Dalí
  • Admire American icons like Edward Hopper's “Nighthawks”
  • Experience a collection spanning 5,000 years
Full description

Pre-book and skip the lines to enter the world-renowned Art Institute of Chicago.

Experience the museum’s vast collection spanning 5,000 years of art from around the world. See iconic works like Seurat's "A Sunday Afternoon on La Grand Jatte," Renoir's "Two Sisters (On the Terrace),” several works by Van Gogh, and more than 25 paintings by Claude Monet.

Must-sees also include paintings like Edward Hopper's “Nighthawks'' and Grant Wood's “American Gothic,” as well as unforgettable works by Georgia O’Keeffe, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Salvador Dalí, Andy Warhol, Alma Thomas, Cindy Sherman, and Kerry James Marshall.

Continue your museum journey around the world and through the centuries with the museum’s outstanding collection of works—from ancient Egyptian objects through 5,000 years of Asian art, a rich selection of works from across Africa, and onto the wide-ranging holdings of arts of Europe and the Americas.

Families won’t want to miss favorites like the armored knights and armor collection or the wonders of our 68 Thorne Miniature Rooms. Plus, a stop in the museum’s Ryan Learning Center offers art-making activities and the chance to create your very own custom adventure-filled tour of the galleries with the interactive JourneyMaker.

Enjoy an expertly guided experience of the museum at one of our free daily tours, or take it at your own pace with the engaging audio tours available on the museum’s free app.

  • Fast Pass Ticket to the permanent collection and non-ticketed special exhibitions
  • Free WiFi
  • Free downloadable mobile app to explore the museum and listen to audio tours in English, Spanish, and Mandarin
  • Entrance to ticketed special exhibitions
  • Handheld audio guides (available for rental at the Institute)
  • Food and drink
  • Hotel pickup or drop-off
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Please enter at the Michigan Avenue entrance and proceed directly to the security desk to present your voucher.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Food and drinks
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Selfie sticks
  • Flash photography
  • Tripods
  • Backpacks
  • Umbrellas
  • Video recording

Know before you go

  • The checkroom at the Museum is closed, so please pack lightly for your visit. The following items will not be allowed in the museum: bags and purses larger than 13 x 17 x 4 inches, backpack baby carriers, shopping bags, art materials other than a pencil, flowers, balloons, toys, flash attachments, and wrapped packages
  • The Art Institute is easily accessible by buses and trains. Many underground parking lots are also only a block away.
  • A limited number of wheelchairs and strollers are available for free on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Vouchers are non-transferable and non-refundable.
  • The museum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 181 reviews

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I bought skip the line tickets on line, never received them and had to pay again (for 6 people) when I got there. The ticket seller found my name, but I didn’t have the confirmation number, so she had me pay again. The Art Institute was fabulous, but I shouldn’t have had to pay twice.

September 28, 2021

The Art Institute of Chicago is a must to any traveler to the windy city. Lots of worldwide Artworks set up in a very intelligent way. Nothing to envie to MOMA or Louvre. Particularly amazed by the temporary exhibition of Bisa Butler that I visited the day before closing. What a chance to see this anthology of her artworks. I highly reccomend to take a visit to this museum and enjoy the sensibility of human arts.

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September 13, 2021

It was just great to get out again. I’m sure it is a world class art museum. I found it hard to navigate through it even with a map. Once in the galleries it was hard to tell where I was due to lack of signs. This was my first visit and it is a large place. My advice is to pace yourself. It will really help when restaurants are open. I had to leave to be able to take a break. Plenty of open spaces and restaurants in the area. Allow at least four hours or perhaps two visits over two or more days.

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June 13, 2021

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