Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum1300 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago(312) 922-7827Free admission: Monday and Tuesday September-October. Free week of Oct. 6-9.
Art Institute of Chicago111 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago(312) 857-7161Free admission: 5-9 p.m. Thursday. Free kids 11 and under daily.
Chicago Children’s Museum700 E. Grand Ave. at Navy Pier Chicago, (312) 527-1000Free admission: 5-8 p.m. Thursday, first Monday of every month.
Chicago History Museum1601 N. Clark St., Chicago(312) 642-4600Free admission: Monday, free 12 and under daily.DuSable Museum of African American History740 E. 56th Place, Chicago(773) 947-0600Free admission: Sunday.
Field Museum1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago(312) 922-9410Free admission: Second Monday, including Aug. 11, Sept. 8, Oct. 13 and Nov. 10. Free general admission week of Sept. 21-26 and Oct. 26-31.John G. Shedd Aquarium1200 Lake Shore Drive, Chicago(312) 939-2438Free admission: none, discounts on Monday and Tuesday.
Museum of Contemporary Art220 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago(312) 280-2660Free admission: Tuesday.
Museum of Science and Industry5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago(773) 684-1414Free admission: Sept. 2-30 free Monday-Friday. Free kids 11 and under through Sept. 1.
Notebaert Nature Museum2430 N. Cannon Drive, Chicago(773) 755-5100Free admission: Thursday.
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