Museum free days


Chicago Parent Staff


Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum
1300 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
(312) 922-7827
Free admission: Monday and Tuesday September-October. Free week of Oct. 6-9.


Art Institute of Chicago
111 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago
(312) 857-7161
Free admission: 5-9 p.m. Thursday. Free kids 11 and under daily.

Chicago Children’s Museum
700 E. Grand Ave. at Navy Pier Chicago, (312) 527-1000
Free admission: 5-8 p.m. Thursday, first Monday of every month.


Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark St., Chicago
(312) 642-4600
Free admission: Monday, free 12 and under daily.

DuSable Museum of African American History
740 E. 56th Place, Chicago
(773) 947-0600
Free admission: Sunday.


Field Museum
1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
(312) 922-9410
Free 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 Aquarium
1200 Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
(312) 939-2438
Free admission: none, discounts on Monday and Tuesday.


Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago
(312) 280-2660
Free admission: Tuesday.


Museum of Science and Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
(773) 684-1414
Free admission: Sept. 2-30 free Monday-Friday. Free kids 11 and under through Sept. 1.


Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon Drive, Chicago
(773) 755-5100
Free admission: Thursday.



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