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Chicago Family Tours at The Art Institute of Chicago

Family tours are our specialty; our pace and presentation will keep everyone engaged.

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Private Family Tour through The Art Institute of Chicago

Our Family art tours of The Art Institute of Chicago are crafted with the explorative spirit of families in mind. Designed to engage children and families, our tour offers museum highlights selected for their potential for family fun. Your guide will be an art historian who has specifically been selected and trained to guide families.

We can customize the family art tour to suit the interests and ages of your children. Just let us know the ages of the kids when booking. Custom activities can also be planned depending on particular interests and children’s ages as well.

What to Expect on Your Guided Family Art Institute of Chicago Tour

Along the way, you and yours will enjoy these activities on our family art tour of The Art Institute of Chicago:

  • Peek, literally, into the incredible Thorne Miniature Room collection for a seek-and-find search
  • Encourage kids to touch the art, in the Elizabeth Morse Touch Gallery that is
  • Stand among the knights in armor on their horses in the newly unveiled and spectacular Deering Family Galleries of Medieval and Renaissance Art, Arms, and Armor.
  • Engage in a museum hunt that takes you to highlights and notable works in the collection


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Private tours for 1 - 4 people in your group booked online* are $190 per hour (a 5% discount over tours booked via email or phone). All tours have a two-hour minimum. Additional people and/or additional time have an additional fee. Museum admission needs to be added for each person. This is added during your booking. We will get your tickets ahead of time for you. So you can skip the lines.

* For those who need a bit more service via email and phone, our pricing is $200 per hour for 1 – 4 people. Larger groups are $50 per adult, $25 per child.

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