Chicago’s Free Museum Days

Did you know that as an Illinois resident, you can take advantage of Chicago’s Free Museum Days? If you’ve been to some of the museums lately you may have found that you can easily spend $120 for a family of four basic entrance fee, and still not see the best attractions there. The Shedd Aquariums Total Experience Pass costs $52.95/adult and $37.95/child when purchased same day online!  So take advantage of these free offers, and get there early. You probably won’t be the only one showing up for the free museum day 🙂

ADLER PLANETARIUM

Free general admission for Illinois residents on these upcoming 2013 dates:
June 4–6, 10–12

ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

Admission to the Art Institute of Chicago is free to Illinois residents every Thursday evening from 5-8pm.

Additionally children under age 14 are always free and the public can enjoy the following museum areas free of charge:

  • The Ryan Education Center in the Modern Wing, as well as all programs for families and children within the center
  • The North and South Gardens (accessible from Michigan Avenue)
  • The Nichols Bridgeway connecting the museum to Millennium Park
  • The Bluhm Family Terrace on the 3rd floor of the west pavilion of the Modern Wing

MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY

Free general admission for Illinois residents on the following 2013 dates:
January 7–11, 14–18, 21–25, 28–31
February 6, 13, 20, 27
March 4
April 22
May 6
June 3–7, 10
September 9–13, 16–20, 23–27, 30
October 1–2
November 4
December 9

FIELD MUSEUM

Free general admission for Illinois residents on these upcoming 2013 dates:
January 7–8, 15–18, 22, 28, 30 
February 4–8, 11–15, 19–22, 25–28
March 6–7

SHEDD AQUARIUM

Free general admission for Illinois residents only on the following 2013 dates:
June: 3–4, 10–11, 17–18, 24–25

CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM

Free admission for Illinois residents only on the following 2013 dates:
January 21
February 4–28
March 4

CHICAGO CHILDRENS MUSEUM AT NAVY PIER

Free admission for visitors age 15 and under on Target Free First Sundays, offered the first Sunday of each month. Additionally there is free admission for all visitors on Kraft Free Family Night, offered Thursday evenings 5-8pm.

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

Admission is free for Illinois residents on Tuesdays year round.

PEGGY NOTEBAERT NATURE MUSEUM 

Thursdays are suggested donation days for Illinois residents year round.

DUSABLE MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY

Admission is free to all on each Sunday of the year. The museum also offers free admission rates (on school days) to all Chicago Public School students.

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF ART

Admission is free for all visitors every Tuesday, year round.

SWEDISH AMERICAN MUSEUM

Admission is free for all visitors on the second Tuesday of the month, year round.

CLARK HOUSE MUSEUM

Tours are free on Wednesdays, year round (not applicable to groups of ten or more).

GLESSNER HOUSE MUSEUM

Tours are free on Wednesdays, year round (not applicable to groups of ten or more).

CHARNLEY-PERSKY HOUSE

Tours are free on Wednesdays, year round (not applicable to groups of ten or more).

 

 

Related Listings

Adler Planetarium
1300 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 922-7827
Art Institute of Chicago
111 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 443-3600
 
DuSable Museum of African American History
740 E. 56th Pl.
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 947-0600
Museum of Science and Industry
57th Street and Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 684-1414
 
Swedish American Museum
5211 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 728-8111
Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 939-2438
 
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 280-2660
The Field Museum
1400 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 922-9410
 
Clarke House Museum
1827 S. Indiana Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 326-1480
Glessner House Museum
1800 S. Prairie Ave.
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 326-1480
 
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon Dr.
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 755-5100

 

As Seen on: http://www.choosechicago.com/articles/view/FREE-MUSEUM-DAYS-IN-CHICAGO/556/

 

You can read more about the Shedd Aquarium here:

http://www.sheddaquarium.org/ticketprices.html

 

Paul Cionczyk is a University of Illinois CU Alumn and is a licensed Real Estate Broker from Glenview,IL who works with clients buying and selling on the North Shore. Are you ready to make your move? You can do it, Paul Can Help.

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