Explore our Young@Art programming, a collection of summer arts events and activities featuring hands-on exploration of various art mediums with a focus on nature and the outdoors, starting with our Van Gogh for All exhibit, open now!

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Starry Night Soirée

Join us for a van Gogh-themed evening of art and imagination at the Museum’s biggest fundraising gala of the year!

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Summer Family Festival

Tickets are now on sale for this year’s Summer Family Festival! Join us on Sun, 7/7/24 & 7/14/24 from 2:30 – 5 PM for a jam-packed afternoon of exploration and wonder.

Our Summer Family Festival includes special music, art, animal encounters, magic, and more!  Limited capacity. Advance reservations required.

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Advance Admission Tickets

Purchase tickets in advance and save $2 per ticket. Under current CDC and local guidelines for Cook County, face masks for guests age 2 and older are optional and may be worn at the guest’s comfort level.

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Early Childhood Connections

We’re now recruiting for the 2024-25 session of our flagship professional development program for educators. Enrollees get free class field trips, CPDU credits or Gateway hours, and free classroom supplies.

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Regular Hours

9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Tuesday - Saturday
9:30 am – 5:00 pm

9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Members Only Hours

Monday - Sunday
8:30 am – 9:30 am

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General Admission

  • Children (1 – 16): $19
  • Adults (17 – 64): $19
  • Seniors (65+): $18
  • Infants (Under 12 months): Free
  • Members: Free
  • Military: Buy 1, Get 1 Free
  • Museums for All Program (EBT/WIC cardholders): $3/person (up to 4 admissions) *P-EBT not valid

All children must be supervised by an adult at all times.

Click here for advance general admission reservations and save $2 per ticket.


Members-Only Hours: 8:30 – 9:30 AM Daily
The Museum is closed for general admission on these holidays in 2023 and 2024:
New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve

Please check our list of dates with adjusted hours.

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