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Free Museums again this month

February 1st, 2013

If the free days last month didn’t quite fit with your schedule you get a do-over this month. Lots of opportunity to enjoy free days at Chicago museums:

The Adler Planetarium:February: 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28Free-Chicago-Museums-Feb-2013

The Art Institute of Chicago

  • February: Winter Weekdays Promotion: Every Weekday to February 13.
  • NEW –  Free Thursday Evenings – Beginning February 14, 2013, admission to the Art Institute of Chicago is free to Illinois residents every Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Chicago History Museum Monday, February 4–Thursday, February 28

Clarke House Museum – CHICAGO’S OLDEST HOUSE – Wednesdays

DuSable Museum of African American History – Sundays

Field Museum – February 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28

Glessner House Museum: – Wednesdays

Museum of Contemporary Art – Tuesdays

Museum of Science and Industry – February 6, 13, 20, 27

Museum of Surgical Science – Tuesdays

The National Museum of Mexican Art – Free Tuesdays to Sundays

Notebaert Nature Museum – February 7, 14, 21, 28

Shedd Aquarium –  February: 4, 5, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 25, 26

Smart Museum of Art at University of Chicago – Free every day

Swedish American Museum – Second Tuesday is Free – February 12

Free museums!

January 12th, 2013

We rang in the new year with a doosy of a flu in our house, but now we are through it, settled back into our school routine, and even looking for a fun day outing! Fortunately, there are lots of opportunities to enjoy museums in Chicago for FREE this month:

(Hat tip to Free things to do in Chicago)

The Adler Planetarium:January: 14, 15, 16, 17, 28, 29, 30, 31

The Art Institute of Chicago January: Every Weekday from January 7 – January 31

Charnley-Persky House Museum – FREE guided tours are offered every Wednesday at 12 Noon. Tours are limited to 15 guests, first-come, first-served.

Chicago Children’s Museum – FREE for all visitors every Thursday, 5-8 pm. FREE on the first Sunday of each month (January 6) for children 15 and under.

Chicago History Museum January 21free chicago museums in january 2013

Clarke House Museum – CHICAGO’S OLDEST HOUSE – Wednesdays

DuSable Museum of African American Art – Sundays

Field MuseumJanuary 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 28, 30

Glessner House Museum: – Wednesdays

Jane Addams Hull House Museum – Free every day

Loyola University Museum of Art – Tuesdays

Museum of Contemporary Art – Tuesdays

Museum of Science and IndustryJanuary 14 – 18, 21 – 25, 28 – 31

Museum of Surgical Science – Tuesdays

The National Museum of Mexican Art – Free Tuesdays to Sundays

Notebaert Nature MuseumJanuary 17, 24, 31

Shedd Aquarium January 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 28, 29

Smart Museum of Art at University of Chicago – Free every day

Free museum days this week!

May 4th, 2010

More free field trips! Info from Free things in Chicago . . .

Looking for things to do in Chicago with the kids? Here are some of the museums in Chicago that have free days this week.  Found another? — leave a comment for the community!

The Chicago History Museum is free to the public every Monday, 9:30am-4:30pm.

The Museum of Science and Industry has free general admission (basic entry) to the public on Monday May 3

The Adler Planetarium is free on May 4th with hours being 9:30am – 6pm during the summer; 10:00am – 4:00pm otherwise; Charter One Discount Days at the Adler are made possible by the generous support of the Charter One Foundation.

The National Museum of Mexican Art is free every day but closed on Mondays.

Museum of Contemporary Photography. Free every day and open Mon.-Sat. 10am-5pm (Thurs. until 8pm), Sun. 12-5pm. 600 S. Michigan Ave. at Columbia College, Chicago.

The Notebaert Chicago Nature Museum has “Free Days” every Thursday.

The Oriental Institute. Free every day (suggested donation of $7 adults, $4 children). Open Tues.-Sat. 10am-6pm (Wed. until 8:30pm), Sun. 12-6pm, closed Mondays. 1155 East 58th Street at University of Chicago.

The Art Institute of Chicago is free to the public every Thursday evening (May 6) from 5pm-8pm.

The Chicago Children’s Museum is free for everyone – every Thursday evening (may 6 this week) from 5-8pm

The Lincoln Park Zoo is free and open to the public 365 days per year. Generally open 10am-5pm.