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The Art Institute of Chicago Questions & Answers

Is the audio tour worthwhile?

4 months ago Answer

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Tucson, Arizona
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Yes, the audio tours are very valuable for in-depth knowledge of the art.

3 months ago
Maryland
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They charge $7 or $8 for the audio tour/acoustiguide, but there is a downloadable app (FREE - printed on the museum guide and there is free wifi in the buildings). Just remember to bring your earbuds. Evidently, not every numbered artwork on the audio tour is on the app, but enough of them are that I felt happy about using the app and saving the money.

3 months ago
Hinsdale, Illinois
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Did not use that option. Sorry. Have no idea.

4 months ago
New Malden, United Kingdom
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Sorry, we didn’t take the option as we were mainly interested in sections we knew something about and had arrived at about 1.00pm. Had we set aside a day I have no doubt that the audio would have been a great help, but that’s not to say we felt that we’d missed out. We saw everything and spent time on what we like most.

4 months ago
Sacramento, California
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Sorry, but I didn't use it. Given the overall high quality of this museum, however, I'd be surprised if it were to be disappointing.

4 months ago
Singapore
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Yes, I find it worthwhile, if you are keen to know more details about the paintings.

4 months ago
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Yes but then again I didn’t pay for it as it was included in the CityPASS. It was quite good for the paintings

4 months ago
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