Free Museum Days
Looking for some family fun that's free?
Several of Chicago's museums are offering days of free admission.Yes you read that right. That isn't a typo.
According to this article in Toddling Around Chicagoland, if you're looking for some fun things to do with the kids this spring then you need to take a trip into the Windy City.
Chicago offers a lot from taking in famous works of art , walking among plants and trees, or learning about animals or people around the world, with all of their muesums and zoos. There will be plenty to do. Plus with free admission that helps with the budget too.
Below are the places offering free admission.
Keep in mind that the most free days only apply to Illinois residents with valid identification and only apply to general admission, not special exhibits or events.
Adler Planetarium – June 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, & 12
Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool – Free daily
Art Institute of Chicago – Every Thursday evening from 5:00 pm-8:00 pm
Brookfield Zoo – No free days in spring
Cantigny Park – Free admission daily; $5 parking ($2 parking after 4:00 pm)
Chicago Botanic Garden – Free admission daily; $25 parking on weekdays, $30 on weekends
Chicago Children’s Museum – Every Thursday evening from 5:00 pm-8:00 pm
Chicago History Museum – March 4
Cosley Zoo – Free daily for all Wheaton Park District residents and for children 17 and under
DuSable Museum of African American History – Every Sunday
Field Museum – June 4, 5, & 8
Garfield Park Conservatory – Free daily
Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden (Rockford) – First Tuesday of each month (although donations are appreciated)
Lincoln Park Conservatory – Free daily
Lincoln Park Zoo – Free daily
Morton Arboretum – Discounted admission on Wednesdays
Museum of Contemporary Art – Tuesdays
Museum of Science & Industry – April 22, May 21, June 1-5 & 8
National Museum of Mexican Art – Free admission daily
Oak Park Conservatory – Free admission daily; donations are accepted ($2 per person is recommended)
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum – Thursdays are free, but donations are suggested
Shedd Aquarium – June 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, & 16
Swedish American Museum – Second Tuesday of every month