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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
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Skip the Line into the second largest Art Museum in North America. Located next to Millennium Park, this world class collection has over 300,000 pieces, famous for its extensive collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings.

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Skip the ticket line
Wheelchair accessible


  • Skip the general admission lines and walk straight into the museum
  • See Impressionist highlights including paintings by Georges Seurat, Renoir and Claude Monet
  • Admire iconic masterpieces Pablo Picasso's "The Old Guitarist", Edward Hopper's "Nighthawks", and Grant Wood's "American Gothic"
  • Experience a collection spanning 5,000 years, from early Japanese prints and Byzantine art to contemporary American art
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Pre-book and skip the lines to enter the Art Institute of Chicago, a world-class museum with hundreds of thousands of artworks. Download an audio guide app and get an intimate view of some of the world's most famous art, from iconic contemporary and modern paintings to medieval masterpieces.

Experience the Institute’s vast collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, the largest outside The Louvre in Paris. See masterpieces such as Seurat's "A Sunday Afternoon on La Grand Jatte," Renoir's "Two Sisters (on the Terrace)”, and numerous paintings by Claude Monet first-hand. In the “Modern Art” collection, see iconic pieces such as Matisse's “Bathers by a River”, Brâncusi's “Golden Bird”, Magritte's “Time Transfixed”, O'Keeffe's “Black Cross, New Mexico”, Orozco's “Zapata”, Ivan Albright's “Picture of Dorian Gray”, and Lachaise's “Woman (Elevation)”. The “American Art” collection will show you work by renowned artists such as John Singer Sargent, James McNeill Whistler, Mary Cassatt, and Winslow Homer, as well as iconic Modernist holdings from Georgia O'Keeffe to the Mexican muralist Diego Rivera. In the “Contemporary Art” section, you will see ground-breaking works by Willem de Kooning, Eva Hesse, Jasper Johns, Ellsworth Kelly, Joan Mitchell, Bruce Nauman, Jackson Pollock, Gerhard Richter, and Cy Twombly. Use your pass to the full and browse the Institute’s other collections, including “European Painting and Sculpture Collection”, “Asian Collection”, “African Collection”, and “Medieval Collections”. As you walk through the halls, admire the museum’s architecture by Pritzker Prize-winning Renzo Piano, complementing the museum's original 1893 building, which was built for the World's Columbian Exposition of the same year.

  • 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

  • Cameras
  • 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 172 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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