Free Museums in Chicago – December 2014

It’s Christmas time but still we see LOTS of FREE MUSEUMS this December in Chicago.   So here is your complete resource with all the free day and free admissions at all the Chicago museums for you in December 2014!  Make sure to check out a number of FREE DAYS and FREE ADMISSION at Chicago area museums.


Also maybe try this FREE Chicago money museum and check out the sing-along Nutcracker Ballet this December.  Or maybe the Top 10 Things to Do in Chicago During the Christmas Season 2014.  We like to wind our way through Millennium Park, an extraordinary testament and Christmas in Chicago WreathedLionhome to world-class art, music, architecture and landscape design.  Make sure to check out the annual Macy’s State Street Store Holiday Windows.  Or maybe you are more athletically inclined and want to enjoy the Free Ice Skating Lessons / Free Skating in Millennium Park in Chicago   Take your kids to the Chicago Children’s Museum, with three floors of engaging and educational exhibits.   Enjoy one of the world’s greatest art collections at the Art Institute of Chicago, especially when free on Thursday evenings.


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We love Chicago’s FREE museums, many of which host free days in December 2014!  There are free admission days in December 2014 at the Art Institute of Chicago, Shedd Aquarium, Field MuseumChicago History Museum, Notebaert Nature Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art and the Chicago Children’s Museum!


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Out-of-state visitors may love visiting Chicago and 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. We also know that Chicago is home to a vital, vast and varied Theatre District where you can enjoy everything from traveling Broadway hits to outstanding holiday plays from up and coming Chicago theater companies.



The Adler Planetarium: – None this month but LOTS in January 2015 – CLICK for more info


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The Art Institute of Chicago Free EVERY Thursday Evening –  December 4, 11, 18 (closed for Christmas) — Admission to the Art Institute of Chicago is free to Illinois residents every Thursday from 5-8 p.m.



The Block Museum of Art in Evanston – Free Tuesdays to Sundays


Charnley-Persky House Museum – December 3, 10, 17, 24 — 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. — December 4, 11, 18 (closed for Christmas) —  FREE on the first Sunday of each month (December 7) for children 15 and under.


Chicago History Museum –  No free days this month but CLICK for more info


Clarke House Museum – CHICAGO’S OLDEST HOUSE – December 3, 10, 17, 24


DuSable Museum of African American History – December 7, 14, 21, 28


Field Museum – Dec 3, 4, 15, 21 – CLICK for more info


Glessner House Museum: –   December 3, 10, 17, 24







Jane Addams Hull House Museum – Free every day


Loyola University Museum of Art – December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30


Museum of Contemporary Art –  December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30


Museum of Science and Industry –   December 8 – CLICK for more info


Museum of Surgical Science – December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30


The National Museum of Mexican Art – Free Tuesdays to Sundays


The National Veterans Art Museum – Free Tuesdays to Saturdays


Notebaert Nature Museum – December 4, 11, 18 (closed on Christmas)



Shedd Aquarium –None this month but LOTS in January 2015 – CLICK for more info


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


Swedish American Museum – Second Tuesday is Free – December 9



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