A number of Chicago favorites offer free admission on certain days of the week or month or during special hours. Visit each site for complete details.
Chicago History Museum
Field Museum - Second Mondays
International Museum of Surgical Science, LUMA – Loyola University Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art
Swedish American Museum (2nd Tuesdays – including Children’s Museum of Immigration)
Café Society, Clarke House Museum, Glessner House Museum, Charnley-Persky House Museum
The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Art Institute of Chicago 5-8 PM
Chicago Children's Museum 5-8 PM
Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, Fine Arts Building Open Studios (2nd Fridays)
Chicago Children's Museum Target Free First Sundays
First Sunday of every month: Free admission for ages 15 and under.
Kraft Free Family Night
Thursday evenings: 5-8pm
Free admission for everyone.
DuSable Museum of African American History
Maxwell Street Market
Free 52 Days A Year
These popular attractions offer 52 free days at various times of the year.
Museum of Science & Industry, Shedd Aquarium