Entry ticket

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

Activity provider: Art Institute of Chicago
Entry ticket

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.

About this ticket

Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
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

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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

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based on 213 reviews

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The gallery is really worth a visit. We did not have enough time to see everything on offer as we had to leave to catch our flight. Our only problem was that having brought our lunch so we could leave in the afternoon for the flight we discovered we could not leave the food in our backpacks in luggage storage and had to throw it all away. It would have been good to have been advised of this when we booked our tickets. And there is no cafe in the museum so we could not get any refreshments and after 3 hours wandering around we really needed something so we had to leave.

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March 8, 2023

I am a lover of the many mediums used for art. I had finally had my first trip to Chicago to visit my best friend of about 22 years. The Art Institute was the no. 1 place I was wanted to see while there. I came across this app and downloaded it. We each got our entry tickets this way. When we arrived there were many people in line to get there tickets. However because we used this app we were able to walk straight through the lobby, not even going to the line for those purchasing tickets, we presented our phones and with a quick swipe we started our walk and inspiration gripped me immediately. For any art lover, you will not be disappointed with The Institute. This app let me start viewing masterpieces without the haste of waiting in line. The ticket price was also a great deal.

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November 15, 2022

We visited the Art Institute on a Saturday around 11:30am. With our skip-the-line ticket, we were able to walk right in with no wait. I suggest going early as it starts getting crowded very quickly. Museum is filled with stunning pieces, exhibits, and sculptures. One could easily spend an entire day at the institute. Make sure to pick up a visitor's guide at the entrance. Restrooms are easily located and clean. Staff was friendly and helpful. We were able to walk to the institute so I can't really comment on parking however parking in Chicago is generally expensive and hard to find. I would recommend walking, taking a taxi, or public transportation. Cafe is closed for now due to COVID. Overall, a great visit.

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October 17, 2022

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