Art Institute of Chicago

See why the Art Institute of Chicago is the only museum in the world to be top-ranked by Tripadvisor four years in a row! With a collection of art that spans 5,000 years and artists and cultures across the globe, the museum has something for everyone to enjoy.

Visiting with CityPASS® tickets

CityPASS offers 2 great ways to see Art Institute of Chicago: Chicago CityPASS or Chicago C3. No matter which one you choose, you’ll save.

  • One simple purchase gives you admission to multiple attractions. And with 9 days to use your tickets, you’ll have plenty of time to spend at each attraction.
  • Save time researching. Only the best attractions, like Art Institute of Chicago, are included in CityPASS tickets. Rest assured you’re going to see the best Chicago has to offer.
  • Admission to Art Institute of Chicago:
    Chicago CityPASS: Fast Pass Admission to permanent collection and non-ticketed special exhibitions
    Chicago C3: General Admission

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Vacationing with a family of 5
We have purchased CityPASS now for three cities: Southern California, New York and now Chicago. We have a family of 5 and this makes planning so easy and affordable!! Not to mention not standing in line for tickets!!!
Chicago CityPASS
The CityPASS was the perfect way to plan our stay in Chicago. I was able to show my daughter my favorite places in Chicago, and a few others as well. The CityPASS provided a better price, and skipping to the front of the line was like icing on the cake!.
Wonderful week in Chicago!
After doing much research about CityPASS and other group admission passes of the like, I knew I had to get the CityPASS. Chicago CityPASS gets you into 5 of the top sightseeing places - with an upgraded admission!
Great Price
My family came to visit us from Colombia. It was their first time in the states and I wanted to make sure their first vacation was more than what they expected it to be. When I came across the Chicago CityPASS online I knew it was just what I needed to make their trip memorable.
CityPASS Saved My Vacation and Marriage
We used Chicago CityPASS recently and it was a not only a vacation saver but a marriage saver. My husband and I would typically argue about which way to go and what to do next. The CityPASS was easy to use and offered detailed information as well as discounts.
Chicago CityPASS is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 13888.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth it for the express entry alone. Bought the CityPass because it looked like a good way to save some $$ while in Chicago. That was true. It was. What we didn't realize is that our Sears Tower Skydeck tickets were "express entry". That saved us an hour at the very least of standing in various lines for tickets, elevators, and the little plexiglass overhang. That's correct, we paid LESS to avoid the lines. Best decision of the trip.
Date published: 2024-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Chicago CityPASS was a fabulous value! Worth every penny and super easy to use!! Highly recommend!
Date published: 2024-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent service with canceled trip Very impressive service in refunds on canceled Chicago trip next month.
Date published: 2024-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Chicago experience My daughter and I went to Chicago to see a couple Cubs/ Braves games. I saw the advertisements for CityPass on one of the YouTube videos we watched before we went. When I saw how much I'd pay for what I wanted to do, it was a no-brainer. CityPass was the way to go. Even better was the fact that we had expedited entry to the front of the lines at a few of the attractions we went to. I highly recommend CityPass if you want to go see multiple attractions in a city you want to visit. Thank you for making my father/daughter time even more exciting!
Date published: 2024-06-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The pass does not equal reservations We purchased a CityPASS and thought we would be good for the weekend. We were excited about the flexibility to boo around. We showed up at Shed Aquarium on our last day and didn’t have reservations. It was raining and totally sold out so we weren’t able to enter, which was the whole point of getting the pass. Major bummer.
Date published: 2024-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Amazing experience, saved money and time, would definitely buy again
Date published: 2024-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EASY This is our 4th City using City Pass over the last 15 years. City Pass never fails to deliver positive results. We were able to use all of our options with ease directly off my phone. I would recommend it.
Date published: 2024-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Chicago CityPASS My family and I enjoy the experience with CityPASS we visited all the places we planned!
Date published: 2024-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Chicago fun with my child I bought CityPASS for a short and fun-filled trip to Chicago with my son, after calculating how much it would be to do the 5 things we would use it for, it was a better deal and we did use it for all five admissions we chose - Chicago 360, Skydeck, Shedd Aquarium, the Field Museum and the Museum of Science and Industry. It was worth the purchase and easy to use... just be sure to make advance reservations where required!
Date published: 2024-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Chicago trip City pass was a great way to take in Chicago in a few days and enjoy the museums with unlimited time. Easy to navigate app. Early May was a great time to avoid long lines !
Date published: 2024-06-02
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