Free Days at the Museum!
Chicago museums are a world-class way to spend a day indoors during the winter. And now it is easier than ever to plan a trip. Check out a few recommendations below, and click through to the following resources for a complete list of free days around the city:
Art Institute of Chicago
January 9 - February 16, 2017
Illinois residents can enter the acclaimed Art Institute of Chicago for free on weekdays. The deal applies during all hours of operation Monday through Friday.
The museum already offers free admission to Illinoisans on Thursday nights and Chicagoans ages 14 to 17 years old now get free admission thanks to a generous donation.
111 S. Michigan Avenue
The Field Museum
January 4, 5, 16, 28, 29, 30; February 1 - 28, 2017
The Field Museum’s ever popular “Free Days” are back for the first part of 2017. Illinois residents will receive free basic admission on specific dates at the beginning of the New Year, including Free February. A 74-dollar savings for a family of four, Free Days are an opportunity for visitors to discover—or rediscover—the wonders of the Museum, which contains one of the world’s most extensive natural history collections.
1400 S. Lakeshore Drive
January - February, 2017, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
General admission is free at Brookfield Zoo on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. There are several indoor exhibits to keep you warm, and Zoo Chars from park staff provide information about the animals throughout the day.
Parking is just $11 and the Metra has a zoo stop.
3300 Golf Road