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A highlight of any trip to Chicago, this museum is home to one of the best and most diverse art collections in the world. But there's plenty here that will interest kids, including the Thorne... Read More
A highlight of any trip to Chicago, this museum is home to one of the best and most diverse art collections in the world. But there's plenty here that will interest kids, including the Thorne Miniature Rooms, displays of armor worn by Medieval knights, and the Elizabeth Morse Touch Gallery where children are encouraged to touch art pieces. Adults will be wowed by the Art Institute's vast Impressionist collection, including the world's largest group of Monet paintings. But treasures abound, including the haunting "American Gothic." The contemporary section includes pieces by Picasso, Matisse, Dali, Pollock and Warhol. The temporary shows are also well known and always receive critical acclaim. Kids particularly enjoy the Thorne Rooms, 68 miniature room models with intricately detailed European interiors from the 16th century through the 1930s as well as American furnishings from the 17th century to 1940.
- Fri-Wed: 10:30am-5pm
- Thu: 10:30am-8pm
- Adult $20 - $25; Senior (65) $14 - $19; Student $14 - $19; Child (14-17) Free - $19; Child (14 and under) Free
- Family-Friendly Museums: "Enjoy free admission for kids under 14 and Chicago teens under 18. Be sure to include family-friendly art-making activities, self-guides and games."
- Best for Family-Friendly Museums Because: This is one of the best art museum's in the world, and home to a stunning Impressionist collection.