The Art Institute Will Now Offer Free Admission to Chicago Teens

A recent donation will cover teen admission indefinitely

Starting in January, teens aged 14 to 17 will be able to visit The Art Institute of Chicago free of charge, due to a significant donation made by Kansas couple Glenn and Claire Swogger. The exact amount remains unknown to the general public.

In order to receive free admission, teens must live within city limits and be able to present a state ID or license, school ID, or official school document that proves their Chicago school district and residence. While admission for visitors under age 14 is free, admission for those 14 and over was previously $14.


The institute considers this to be a wonderful gift that aids their mission in making their programs and exhibits as accessible as possible to the community. The Art Institute is one of many Chicago museums that employs various discount and free day programs that welcomes residents to enjoy the amazing exhibits that the city has to offer.

Current exhibitions at The Art Institute of Chicago include Kemang Wa Lehulere: In All My Wildest Dreams, Modern Velvet: A Sense of Luxury in the Age of Industry, and Master Drawings Unveiled: 25 Years of Major Acquisitions. The institute is also continuing special holiday programming now through January 8.


To learn more about memberships and how you can give back to The Art Institute, click here.



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