Chicago Free Museum Days 2017

Chicago Free Museum Days 2017

Living near the great city of Chicago definitely has its perks. There is an unbelievable amount of restaurants, hotels, shopping stores, museums; you name it and Chicago most likely has it. It can be easy to get caught up in all of the fun and glamour that the city has to offer, and before we know it, our wallet ends up hurting- A LOT.  Luckily, Chicago’s fair share of museums have their own fair share of free or discounted days! Here’s a list of free days for some of Chicago’s best museums! Explore 67 million year old artifacts, play with some moon rocks, or visit some cute dolphins without spending a fortune!

These are just some of the amazing museums that Chicago has to offer and the whole family will have a great time no matter which you choose to go!

Free days can change at the last minute, so ALWAYS call first to confirm before heading out to the museums.

Art Institute of Chicago

Free for Illinois residents every Thursday from 5-8 p.m.
Children 15 & under are free on the first Sunday of every month.
Children under 1 are always free.

Look at famous art masterpieces from every corner of the earth.  Wander down to the lesser known parts, like the basement and see unique art exhibits not many Chicagoans know about!

      Art Institute Website Link

Free days can change at the last minute, so ALWAYS call first to confirm before heading out to the museums.

Chicago Children’s Museum

Free for Illinois residents every Thursday from 5-8 p.m.
Children 15 & under are free on the first Sunday of every month.
Children under 1 are always free.

Right on Navy Pier! Construct a skyscraper, fish in a river and make art to take home and put on the fridge!

Chicago Children’s Museum Website Link

Free days can change at the last minute, so ALWAYS call first to confirm before heading out to the museums.

Chicago History Museum

The Museum is free to Illinois residents every Tuesday* from 12:30 to 7:30 p.m. and on Commemorative Days: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, March 4, and July 4. *Excluding December 19 and 26

Experience the beautiful history of a beautiful city and see how much Chicago has reinvented itself.  Find out what makes Chicago the great city that it is today!

Chicago History Museum Website Link

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Free days can change at the last minute, so ALWAYS call first to confirm before heading out to the museums.The Field Museum

June 21, 22, 23
August 10, 28, 31
September 10, 11, 23, 24
October 9, 22, 23, 31
November 12, 19
December 3, 24

(Visit Their Website for more 2017 dates to be announced)

Explore ancient Egypt, visit Sue the giant T-Rex, or visit the DNA Discovery Center and learn all about how DNA works!
Tons of hands-on experiences that will interest people of all ages.

The Field Museum Website Link

Free days can change at the last minute, so ALWAYS call first to confirm before heading out to the museums.

 

Museum of Contemporary Art

Free for Illinois residents every Tuesday from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Children 12 & under are free everyday

Look at modern and classic art, attend talks, or just wander around!
There are very unique exhibits that you will not find anywhere else.

Museum of Contemporary Art Website Link

Free days can change at the last minute, so ALWAYS call first to confirm before heading out to the museums.

Museum of Science & Industry

Learn about ‘science storms’, explore submarines and play in a mirror maze!

June 5-9, 12

September 5-8, 11-15, 18-22, 25-29

October 2-5

Museum of Science Industry Website Link

Free days can change at the last minute, so ALWAYS call first to confirm before heading out to the museums.

John G. Shedd Aquarium

On 52 days throughout the year, Illinois residents with a valid ID receive free general admission or discounted upgraded admission to the aquarium, when they purchase on-site.

Purchase discount tickets online

Upcoming Illinois Resident Discount Days:
2017:
June 5, 6, 12, 13
August 28, 29
September 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26
October 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 25, 26, 30, 31
November 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21

Shedd Aquarium Website Link

Free days can change at the last minute, so ALWAYS call first to confirm before heading out to the museums.

 

Adler Planetarium

Explore planets, galaxies, look through telescopes; the Adler Planetarium is every explorer’s dream!

February 20 (President’s Day)
February 21–24
June 5–9

Adler Planetarium Website Link

Free days can change at the last minute, so ALWAYS call first to confirm before heading out to the museums.

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