Looking for things to do in Chicago with the kids? Here are some of the museums in Chicago that have free days this week. Found another? — leave a comment for the community!
The Chicago History Museum is free to the public every Monday, 9:30am-4:30pm.
The Museum of Science and Industry has free general admission (basic entry) to the public on Monday May 3
The Adler Planetarium is free on May 4th with hours being 9:30am – 6pm during the summer; 10:00am – 4:00pm otherwise; Charter One Discount Days at the Adler are made possible by the generous support of the Charter One Foundation.
The National Museum of Mexican Art is free every day but closed on Mondays.
Museum of Contemporary Photography. Free every day and open Mon.-Sat. 10am-5pm (Thurs. until 8pm), Sun. 12-5pm. 600 S. Michigan Ave. at Columbia College, Chicago.
The Notebaert Chicago Nature Museum has “Free Days” every Thursday.
The Oriental Institute. Free every day (suggested donation of $7 adults, $4 children). Open Tues.-Sat. 10am-6pm (Wed. until 8:30pm), Sun. 12-6pm, closed Mondays. 1155 East 58th Street at University of Chicago.
The Art Institute of Chicago is free to the public every Thursday evening (May 6) from 5pm-8pm.
The Chicago Children’s Museum is free for everyone – every Thursday evening (may 6 this week) from 5-8pm
The Lincoln Park Zoo is free and open to the public 365 days per year. Generally open 10am-5pm.