The Art of Ferris Bueller

Get up close with art featured in the movie 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'

Art Institute of Chicago

75 min

10 Guests



In Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, the scene that takes place inside the Art Institute of Chicago lasts only 2 minutes. But it is certainly one of the most memorable. That's why Chicago Movie Tours has created an entire tour around it.

Yes, really.

You'll start with a 5-minute history of the Art Institute of Chicago. Then, you'll spend the rest of your tour moving in and out of galleries, looking at the artwork featured in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and hearing facts, stories, and quotes about the 1986 American teen comedy. 

In total, you'll visit 3 floors of the museum, see 16 pieces of art, and leave with an appreciation of the works, their relationship to characters, and their placement in the camera's frame.

*This tour does not include admission to the Art Institute of Chicago.

Tour Specifics

Start/End Points

The tour starts in Griffin Court (Modern Wing) by the staircase/chairs. Please arrive about 10 min. before the tour begins.

Museum Admission

NOTE: This tour does not include the price of admission to the Art Institute. For ticket prices, please refer to the museum's ticketing chart. Admission to the Art Institute is free for members and children under 14.


Guests must initial a digital general waiver of liability with Chicago Movie Tours when they book. 


By Car: The Millennium Garages are located underground, below the parks adjacent to the museum. Public Transit: The Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, and Purple “L” train lines all stop above ground at Adams/Wabash, one block west of the museum. The Red and Blue lines stop underground at Monroe, just a few blocks away.


Elevators are located throughout the museum for access to all levels. 

What to Bring

Checkrooms are currently open and free for all visitors. Bags and backpacks larger than 13 x 17 x 4 inches are not allowed in the galleries and must be checked. Water bottles are allowed, but they must be stowed in a bag when guests are in spaces that house art.


Restrooms are located throughout the museum on each level.


Guests ages 10 and up can attend.


Non-flash photography is permitted in all permanent galleries. Tripods, selfie sticks, and video are not permitted.

Cancellations and Refunds

You may cancel or amend your reservation 48 hours or more before the tour departs. Read more Tour Terms and Conditions.

Private Tours

Yes! You may book this tour as a private or group tour, provided the property and dates are available. Fill out this form for more info.

What's Included

  • Expert tour guide commentary, including little-known facts, stories, quotes, and theories about the 1986 teen comedy

  • Visual and audio media to enhance your experience

  • Solid overview of the world-famous museum 

  • Plenty of Instagram opportunities 

  • Mini goodie bags! 💙


Available Dates