Chicago museums offer free admission for Illinois residents throughout the year. Below you’ll find upcoming dates for each museum. For more information, visit the museum’s website.
Adler Planetarium: February 19-22
- Free entry with DePaul ID.
- Free General Admission on Thursdays from 5:00 – 8:00.
- Chicago teens under the age of 18 are not charged admission.
- Children age 14 years and younger are always free.
Brookfield Zoo: Free admission offered on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays through February 28.
Chicago Botanic Garden: Admissions is always free!
- Free family nights are offered Thursday evenings from 5-8 p.m.
- The first Sunday of each month is also free (all day) for kids 15 and under.
- Free admission to Illinois residents every Tuesday from 12:30 to 9 p.m. and on Commemorative Days: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, March 4, and July 4.
- Children under 12 years old are always free.
DePaul Art Museum: Admission is always free!
The Field Museum: The museum is free the entire month of February!
Museum of Contemporary Art: Admission is free every Tuesday, year round.
Museum of Science and Industry: February 20-22, 26-27, March 14
National Museum of Mexican Art: Admission is free every day!
National Veterans Art Museum: Admission is free year round!
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum: Thursdays are free for Illinois residents but they are encouraged to make a donation upon entry.