Free Chicago Museum Days – Fall 2016

 

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Summer is sliding away and it’ll be fall (officially) very soon. Spend your fall exploring Chicago attractions for free!

Most free days only apply to Illinois residents with valid identification and only apply to general admission, not special exhibits or events.

Adler Planetarium – September 12-16, October 10, November 11, December 3-9.

Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool– Free daily

Art Institute of Chicago – Every Thursday evening from 5:00 pm-8:00 pm

Brookfield Zoo – Tuesdays and Thursdays from October 1 through December 31.

Cantigny Park – Free admission daily; $5 parking on weekdays; $10 parking on weekends through September, $5 weekends October-December. Free parking on the first Wednesday of each month.

Chicago Botanic Garden – Free admission daily; $25 parking for cars on weekdays, $30 for cars on weekends and for vans any day

Chicago Children’s Museum – Every Thursday evening from 5:00 pm-8:00 pm

Chicago History Museum – October 10-12

Cosley Zoo – Free daily for all Wheaton Park District residents and for children 17 and under

DuSable Museum of African American History – Every Sunday

Field Museum – September 10, 17, 18, 19; October 2, 16, 30, 31; November 27; December 3, 4, 18

Garfield Park Conservatory – Free daily

Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden (Rockford) – First Tuesday of each month (although donations are appreciated)

Lincoln Park Conservatory– Free daily

Lincoln Park Zoofollow – Free daily

Morton Arboretum – Discounted admission every Wednesday

Museum of Contemporary Art – Tuesdays

Museum of Science & Industry – All weekdays in September; October 4-6; November 3, 10; December 1

National Museum of Mexican Art – Free admission daily

Oak Park Conservatory – Free admission daily; donations are accepted ($2 per person is recommended)

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum – Thursdays are free, but donations are suggested

Shedd Aquarium – September 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27; October 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31; November 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29

Swedish American Museum – Second Tuesday of every month

Chicago Public Library branches have passes to several different museums through the Kids Museum Passports that Chicago residents can check out for free. Residents of many suburbs can get free admission with the Museum Adventure Pass at their local library.

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