In Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, the scene 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 a 90-minute tour around it. (Yes, really.)
You'll begin your Ferris Bueller walking tour with a 5-minute history of the Art Institute of Chicago. Then, you'll visit 3 floors of the museum; see 16 pieces of art; and leave with an appreciation of the works, their relationship to the movie's characters, and their placement in the camera's frame.
For info about parking, accessibility, museum admission, and more, read our full tour description.
*This walking tour does not include admission to the Art Institute of Chicago.
Virtual Tour FAQs
How Do I Watch?
Unless listed otherwise, our virtual tours take place live on Facebook. Simply visit Chicago Movie Tours' Facebook Page at the scheduled time, and click PLAY on the live video.
(You do not need a Facebook account to watch live programs.)
Can I Watch Later?
Virtual tours may not be available after their livestream. Because some of Chicago Movie Tours' virtual events include clips that may trigger social media censors, Facebook could remove the videos after the livestream, even though the material is considered fair use.
In short: it's a good idea to watch live.
How Do I Tip?
If you'd like to make a donation or tip, you may do so either
Your generous tips and donations—which help to cover costs of livestreaming software, archive and research memberships, on-location travel for virtual tour video footage, and more—ensure Chicago Movie Tours can continue creating free and affordable in-person and virtual events.
Thank you! 💙
Chicago Movie Tours' virtual tours incorporate the following, when applicable, to bring the subject matter to life:
Expertly designed animated slideshows
Clips and screengrabs
Maps (to orient you as you "travel" with us)
Vintage newspaper articles and ads
Classic movie fan magazine excerpts
Additionally, we always include opportunities for audience contribution.