• Remember, Ferris said, “The question isn’t what are we going to do; the question is what aren’t we going to do.” Here at the Art Institute, your options are endless. From world-class masterpieces and the most entertaining ways to see them to priceless city views and unique dining venues, we have it all to make your day away one you won’t soon forget.

  • Quintessential Chicago

    It worked for Ferris Bueller and his friends. Get in on the fun—take that “sick day” you’ve been meaning to take for months and head down to the Art Institute.

    What’s next?

    Say “Lions”!
  • Iconic Sights

    Of course, you’re going to want to capture your day away posing alongside some of the museum’s iconic characters. Just remember not to post it on your Facebook page—that’s one sure way to out yourself, sicky. (Cough, cough.)

    Now what?

    Take our lead.
  • Tours & Guides

    Take it from Ferris: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Well, you definitely won’t here with all sorts of mini-tours to guide you through our world-famous collection.

    And then?

    Make a toast.
  • Drinks and Dining

    Take a break from your, um, break and indulge in lunch—or maybe it’s cocktail hour. At Terzo Piano, you get two Chicago icons in one: Top Chef Tony Mantuano’s delicious fare and views of the not-so Second City’s stunning skyline.

    Plan your visit.

Plan Your Visit

You’re breaking all the rules anyway, so don’t waste time standing in line—buy tickets in advance online.