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Private: The Art of Ferris Bueller



1.5 hrs

1 mi.

8 guests


On this private guided walking tour at the Art Institute of Chicago, get up close with art featured in the movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"

Calling all art enthusiasts and Ferris Bueller fans! Get ready to step into the iconic world of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off on our exclusive 90-minute private walking tour, aptly named The Art of Ferris Bueller

Led by a passionate Ph.D. guide, this immersive experience will take you through the renowned halls of the Art Institute of Chicago, where a memorable portion of the 1980s teen comedy unfolds.

As you enter the Modern Wing, the adventure begins. Marvel at the same masterpieces that Ferris, Sloane, and Cameron admired during their legendary day off.

Your guide, armed with a wealth of knowledge and a flair for storytelling, will regale you with little-known anecdotes and behind-the-scenes facts that will deepen your appreciation for both the art and the movie. As with all of our guided movie tours, your experience here will be enhanced with clips, photos, soundbites, and screenshots.

On The Art of Ferris Bueller, you'll traverse three floors of the museum, covering a distance of about 1.5 miles. Along the way, you'll discover 16 carefully selected pieces of art, each with its own unique connection to the characters, director, and storyline of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Ever wondered why Cameron fixated on that Seurat painting? Prepare to have your curiosity satisfied!

Ideal for Gen-X—and all ages, of course!—The Art of Ferris Bueller promises to reignite your love for Ferris Bueller's Day Off while deepening your appreciation for the treasures housed within the Art Institute of Chicago.

Gather your friends, and get ready for a private journey through art, cinema, and nostalgia that you won't soon forget!

NOTE: Admission to the Art Institute of Chicago is not included in this private walking tour. 

Movies/TV Highlighted

  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

Private Tour Dates


Jun 28, 2024

4:00 PM


Jul 15, 2024

4:00 PM


Jul 22, 2024

4:00 PM

Public Tours

Yes, this tour is usually available as a public or shared tour at least 2-3 times per month!

Check our public tour schedule for The Art of Ferris Bueller.

Tour Specifics

Start/End Points

Your private guided walking tour starts inside the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago, 159 E Monroe, by the bookstore entrance. NOTE: This is not the entrance with the lions.

Museum Admission

Admission to the Art Institute of Chicago is NOT included in the public walking tour. For ticket prices, please refer to the museum's ticketing chart


Guests must initial a digital general waiver of liability with Chicago Movie Tours when they book. Guardians must sign waivers for children under the age of 18.


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 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. If you plan to check bags, please arrive early as there may be a line. 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.

What's Included

  • Expert tour guide with a Ph.D. in film

  • 8-guest max for personalized experience

  • Visual and audio media to enhance your tour

  • Behind-the-scenes anecdotes from Ferris Bueller's Day Off

  • Continued museum exploration at your leisure after the tour

  • Plenty of Instagram opportunities

  • Mini (Ferris-themed) goodie bag!


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