As we begin to see leaves turnings here in Chicago in October 2012, why not take some time this month and enjoy one of Chicago’s FREE museums! This is a huge month for free admission days in October 2012 at some of Chicago’s world class Museums, including the Adler Planetarium, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Field Museum, the Shedd Aquarium, , Museum of Science and Industry, 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 October, 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 Art Institute of Chicago - October 3 and 10
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 (October 7) for children 15 and under.
Chicago History Museum - October 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11
Clarke House Museum – CHICAGO’S OLDEST HOUSE – Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
DuSable Museum of African American Art – October 7, 14, 21, 28
Field Museum - October 1, 4, 22, 24, 28, 29
Jane Addams Hull House Museum – Free every day
Loyola University Museum of Art - October 2, 9, 16, 23
Museum of Contemporary Art - October 2, 9, 16, 23
Museum of Science and Industry – October 1, 2, 3
Museum of Surgical Science - Tuesdays
The National Museum of Mexican Art - Free Tuesdays to Sundays
Notebaert Nature Museum October 4, 11, 18, 25
Shedd Aquarium - October: 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30
Smart Museum of Art at University of Chicago – Free every day
Swedish American Museum – Second Tuesday is Free – October 9