Art Institute to Require Admission Fee

April 19, 2006

"The Chicago Park District approved a plan this evening to let the Art Institute change its $12 suggested donation to a required admission fee.

Student admission will cost $7, and kids under 12 will get in free. The change will go into effect on June 3.

The museum also plans to do away with free Tuesdays, instead opening up free admission on Thursday evenings, plus Friday evenings over the summer.

Beginning June 3, the Art Institute will also extend its regular hours. "