Address

111 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603

Phone Number

312 443 3600

Date Visited

05/14/2015

Website

Link to Website

Art Institute Chicago

Description

Art Institute Chicago is located at 111 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois.Another entrance is at the Modern Wing on Monroe Street where valet parking is offered, cash only. Parking is also available at nearby garages. Consult the website for detailed information. Restrooms are located on all levels and there is a family bathroom on the first floor.

The Institute consists of eight buildings connected on the first floor only. It is a vast space with push button assists on all doors between the galleries. The aisles are wide and there are alevators to all levels.

You can shop at two locations and find refreshments in three restaurants.

A download of the museum's floor plan is available on its website.

Checklist

    Paths and walkways:  concrete
    Location of handicapped entrance:  at entrances
    Doors:  handicap assist button
    Number of floors:  4
    Elevators:  to all levels
    Ramps:  outside and in the museum
    Steps and staircases:  escalator
    Width of aisles:  wide
    Places to sit:  throughout building
    Location of restrooms:  all levels
    Type of restroom:  multi stall handicapped accessible and family
    Ease of entry and exit:  easy
    Baby changing station:  yes
    Available food services:  restaurants
    Friendliness of staff:  friendly and helpful
    Notes:  *valet parking and garages. See website for details on parking and accessibility information

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The Art Institute Chicago is located at 111 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois. It is a must see destination for anyone visiting Chicago. We walked down Michigan Ave past Millennium Park and into this extremely impressive venue. The Art Institute was founded in 1879 and has grown throughout the years. There are 300,000 works of art in its permanent collection. The Institute consists of eight buildings with space totalling almost 1 million square feet. The buildings are connected only on the first level.


We arrived late in the afternoon and were tired, so we chose a few galleries that we were interested in. When you pay your admission, grab the brochures to help plan your tour. They are very helpful. One gallery featured a paperweight collection donated by an individual. Fascinating! The aisles are very wide and it is easy to move everywhere. Push buttons are on all the doors between the galleries. An excellent feature because the doors are heavy.


Very Knowledgeable volunteers are all around so don’t be shy about asking for directions because it is very easy to get lost in this immense space.


There are multi-stall restrooms on each level and a family bathroom on the first level. Visitors can shop in two  places and dine in three.


As always, we at Destination Accessible advise you to check a venue’s website, www.artic.edu, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”



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