Free museum days in 2013
(2100 Patriot Blvd; Glenview, 847-832-6600, kohlchildrensmuseum.org)
*Free admission Wednesday afternoons after 1pm for Glenview Residents with ID.
(2200 N Cannon Dr, 312-742-2000, lpzoo.org)
Free admission daily. Cab fare from downtown is about $10 and buses #151, #156, #22 and #36 all stop near the zoo.
(220 Cottage Hill Ave; Elmhurst, 630-833-1616, lizzadromuseum.org)
Free admission every Friday, year round. Active military personnel receive free admission daily.
Loyola University Museum of Art
(820 N Michigan Ave, 312-915-7600, luc.edu/luma)
Free admission every Tuesday. Free everyday for active military personnel and their families, Loyola University Chicago faculty and staff, Loyola students younger than 25, members of the clergy and employees from other museums (all with valid ID).
(3001 Central St; Evanston, 847-475-1030, mitchellmuseum.org)
Free admission every first Friday of the month. Kids’ Craft Activities free with regular admission. Tribal members free daily.
(220 E Chicago Ave, 312-280-2660, mcachicago.org)
*Free every Tuesday for Illinois residents with ID. Free for military personnel and children 12 and under.
(5700 S Lake Shore Dr, 773-684-1414, msichicago.org)
2013 Illinois Resident Discount Days offer free general admission for Illinois residents with ID.
June 3–7, 10
September 9–13, 16–20, 23–27, 30
October 1, 2
(1852 W 19th St, 312-738-1503, nationalmuseumofmexicanart.org)
Free admission daily.
(1155 E 58th St, 773-702-9520, oi.uchicago.edu/museum)
Free admission daily with a suggested donation of $10 adult and $5 child.
(2430 N Cannon Dr, 773-755-5100, naturemuseum.org)
Thursdays are suggested-donation days for Illinois residents with ID. Free for children 3 and younger.
(1200 S Lake Shore Dr, 312-939-2438, sheddaquarium.org)
*2012 Illinois Resident Discount Days offer free general admission for Illinois residents with ID.
Discount Days have concluded for Spring 2013.
Free admission for the first weekend of the month for Bank of America/Merrill Lynch card holders. Free online passes for educators from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin. Discounts to active-duty military personnel and Chicago police officers and fire fighters.
- The University of Chicago
(5550 S Greenwood Ave, 773-702-0200, smartmuseum.uchicago.edu)
Free admission daily.
(5211 N Clark St, 773-728-8111, swedishamericanmuseum.org)
Free admission on the second Tuesday of each month.