Art Institute of Chicago Ticket & In-App Audio Tour: From Ancient Works to Modern Art Masterpieces

About this activity

Audio tour and entrance ticket
Audio tour in English
Route length: 1 mile
Duration 2h 30m - 4h
Audio tours on your smartphone
After purchase, you will receive the link to download the app to take this tour
Control your experience
With the in-app audio guide, you decide when to start, pause, and finish your tour
No internet is required
All audio tours and tickets can be downloaded to your device anytime

Tour preview

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  • Marvel at masterpieces of Van Gogh, Picasso, Hopper, Matisse, and others
  • Get inspired by the best of the world's arts — from Chinese artifacts to world-known paintings
  • Learn the stories behind the greatest artworks and details to pay attention to
  • Go through the museum like you have an invisible yet knowledgeable curator with you
  • Explore one of the world's most comprehensive art collections with this in-app audio tour
Explore the world's most remarkable art pieces at the Art Institute of Chicago with your personal self-guided audio tour. The Art Institute of Chicago, opened in 1879 and housed in a magnificent Beaux-Arts building on Michigan Avenue, serves as a school and museum for the fine arts. It hosts masterpieces by famous artists like Vincent Van Gogh, Edward Hopper, Pablo Picasso, and many others. The tour will start on the 1st floor by exploring the art of different cultures — China, Japan, India, and Africa. Here, you will discover a few pieces dating back to the Neolithic period. You will also see the artworks of Ancient Rome and Greece, the cornerstone of Western civilization. Stop by and admire the statue of the Aphrodite of Knidos, the first monumental female nude in classical sculpture. On the 2nd floor, you will be introduced to Modern American Art and European Decorative Arts and invited to the greatest collection of Impressionist artwork in the world while being guided through must-see paintings. The tour ends on the 3rd floor with a significant exhibition of Modern Art and the most renowned objects to explore. Don't miss the outdoor Bluhm Family Terrace to enjoy the stunning Chicago skyline while appreciating and living through your new art experience. Note! This tour is not affiliated with the AIC but is provided by an independent creator. WeGoTrip is not re-selling tickets but is giving its customers assistance in ticket purchasing at no charge.

What's included

  • Entrance ticket to the Art Institute of Chicago
  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Step-by-step navigation through museum halls
  • Offline functionality, audio narration, and written text explanations
  • Earphones not included — you should bring your own
  • Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
  • In-person tour guide
    • The tour is available only on the WeGoTrip app. This is a different app from the source or app you booked the tour if it's not WeGoTrip site or app
    • To ensure the quality of the download, please remember to do so before your visit
    • Please note that there is no staff at the meeting point or staff on site for this tour. You can start the tour at any time from the meeting point
    • An Android version 7.1+ or an iOS smartphone version 12+ is required for the audio guide. You will need around 100 MB of free space for the download
    • The following items are not allowed: Bags over 13x17x4"/33x43x10cm, backpacks, shopping bags, flowers, balloons, outside food & drinks, backpack baby carriers.
    • Children under 14 years get in for free, no ticket needed.
    • Not allowed: Tripods, flash attachments, video cameras, selfie sticks, long umbrellas, wrapped packages, art materials other than a pencil
    • [Download the free audio tour app here](
    • Pictures for personal use only. Signs indicate the few works not allowed to be photographed
    • The museum offers free guided tours at 12:00 or 14:00 (depending on the day). More information [here](
    • Go to the Michigan Avenue entrance at 111 S. Michigan and proceed directly to the security desk to present your smartphone ticket for entry.

Places you will visit

Art Institute of Chicago
South Michigan Avenue, 111

Attractions on the route

Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at
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