Culture

Complimentary Admission to Chicago Museums

Illinois residents can hit museums for free


There are a number of days during January (and into February) you can visit many of Chicago’s world-class museums for free. One caveat: You have to be an Illinois resident. You can hit the Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium, Chicago History Museum, the Art Institute, Museum of Science and Industry, DuSable Museum of African American History, Chicago Children’s Museum and so many more wonderful places. To see the full list of dates, visit Choose Chicago’s site.

If you are visiting Chicago from out of state, you have other options to get a deal. Consider getting a Chicago CityPass or a Go Chicago Card. A number of places, including the Chicago Cultural Center Garfield Park Conservatory, National Museum of Mexican Art and Hyde Park Art Center, always have free admission. Check out the full list making it easy to explore Chicago’s rich cultural offerings.

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