Beginning today, get ready to enjoy Chicago Museum Week. This first time event means free admission days, discounts, and educational programming for Illinois residents by Chicago Museums. Here's where you can have free fun this next week.

 

I've been lucky enough to tour a Chicago Museum or two in my time. This week, residence of Illinois will be able to enjoy free days, discounts, and educational programming at 11 Museums in Chicago. Highlights include a free evening at the Art Institute, free admission at Adler Planetarium, and more.

 

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Thursday, October 1

FREE ADMISSION: The Art Institute (5 p.m. to 8 p.m.), The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Lincoln Park Zoo, National Museum of Mexican Art, National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture

Friday, October 2

FREE ADMISSION: Lincoln Park Zoo, National Museum of Mexican Art, National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture

Saturday, October 3

FREE ADMISSION: Lincoln Park Zoo, National Museum of Mexican Art, National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture

Sunday, October 4

FREE ADMISSION: DuSable Museum, the Field Museum, Lincoln Park Zoo, National Museum of Mexican Art, National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture

Monday, October 5

FREE ADMISSION: Adler Planetarium, Museum of Science and Industry, Shedd Aquarium, Lincoln Park Zoo, National Museum of Mexican Art, National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture

Tuesday, October 6

FREE ADMISSION: Adler Planetarium, Museum of Science and Industry, Shedd Aquarium, Lincoln Park Zoo, National Museum of Mexican Art, National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture

Wednesday, October 7

FREE ADMISSION: Lincoln Park Zoo, National Museum of Mexican Art, National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture

For more freebies and fun at Museum, check out Chicagomag.com for the rundown.

So much to see and enjoy. Plan a week for it all, you'll need it. Tip for you going to the fun. Wear tennis shoes for walking.

Enjoy.