Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum1300 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago(312) 922-7827Free admission: Jan. 21-22 and 28-29, Mondays and Tuesdays in February
Art Institute of Chicago111 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago(312) 857-7161Free admission: 5-8 p.m. Thursdays, free for the month of February
Chicago Children’s Museum700 E. Grand Ave. at Navy Pier Chicago(312) 527-1000Free admission: 5-8 p.m. Thursdays, first Monday of every month for children under 15
Chicago History Museum1601 N. Clark St., Chicago(312) 642-4600Free admission: Mondays
DuSable Museum of African American History740 E. 56th Place, Chicago(773) 947-0600Free admission: Sundays
Field Museum1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago(312) 922-9410Free admission: Nov. 26-27, Jan. 14, free for the month of February
John G. Shedd Aquarium1200 Lake Shore Drive, Chicago(312) 939-2438Free admission: Discount Days Jan. 12-18, Feb. 18-22 and Mondays and Tuesdays in January and February. Discount Days include free admission to original galleries and discounts to special exhibits
Museum of Contemporary Art220 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago(312) 280-2660Free admission: Tuesdays
Museum of Science and Industry5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago(773) 684-1414Free admission: Nov. 22, Dec. 24
Notebaert Nature Museum2430 N. Cannon Drive, Chicago(773) 755-5100Free admission: Thursdays
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