Free Admission to Chicago Museums – May 2012

Enjoy Chicago’s spring with a trip on a free admission day in May 2012 to one of Chicago’s world class Museums, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Adler Planetarium, the Museum of Science and Industry, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Chicago Children’s Museum!    Are you visiting Chicago or just a local looking for some free attractions or free museums? Why not check out one of the many free days at museums in Chicago below in May, 2012  for Illinois residents!   Out-of-state visitors may continue to take advantage of great discounted admission offers that include special prices for seniors, children, educators, active-duty military personnel, museum members and others. Check individual museums’ websites for details. Are there some we are missing? Leave a comment and we’ll add them!


The Adler Planetarium: – May 1,2

The Art Institute of Chicago – May 2, 9

Charnley-Persky House Museum – FREE guided tours are offered every Wednesday at 12 Noon. Tours are limited to 15 guests, first-come, first-served.

Chicago Children’s Museum – FREE for all visitors every Thursday, 5-8 pm. FREE on the first Sunday of each month (May 6) for children 15 and under.

Chicago History Museum – None this month

Clarke House Museum – CHICAGO’S OLDEST HOUSE – May 2,9 16, 23, 30

DuSable Museum of African American Art – May 6, 13, 20, 27

Field Museum None this month

Glessner House Museum: – May 2,9 16, 23, 30

Jane Addams Hull House Museum – Free every day

Loyola University Museum of Art – May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Museum of Contemporary Art -May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Museum of Science and Industry – May 23

Museum of Surgical Science – Tuesdays

The National Museum of Mexican Art – Free Tuesdays to Sundays

Notebaert Nature Museum May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Shedd Aquarium – None this month

Smart Museum of Art at University of Chicago – Free every day

Swedish American Museum – May 8


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