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Free Museums in Chicago This Month: August 2018

A reminder to check out all the FREE MUSEUMS this month in August 2018 in Chicago, including the The Adler Planetarium, the Field Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, the MCA – Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art and the Notebaert Nature Museum!   This is your #1 resource for Free Museum Days in Chicago so here is the complete August 2018 schedule of free museums, with free days and free admissions!

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Out-of-state visitors may love visiting Chicago and continue to take advantage of great discounted admission offers in August 2018 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 spring plays from up and coming Chicago theater companies.

 

 

The Adler Planetarium: – August 27-31 –  CLICK for more info

 

The Art Institute of Chicago EVERY Thursday Evening except Thanksgiving –  August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 — 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 – Free on August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 —  FREE guided tours are offered every Wednesday at 12 Noon. Tours are limited to 15 guests, first-come, first-served.

 

Chicago Botanic Garden: This garden spot is FREE every day, but parking can be expensive. Opt to take a train instead — the Union Pacific North line stops right by the entrance.

 

Chicago Children’s Museum – FREE for all visitors every Thursday, 5-8 pm. — August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30  — FREE on the first Sunday of each month (August 5) for children 15 and under.

 

Chicago History Museum – FREE Every Tuesday  –  Free on August 7, 14, 21, 28 – CLICK LINK for more info

 

Clarke House Museum – CHICAGO’S OLDEST HOUSE – Free on August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

 

DuSable Museum of African American History – Now Tuesdays — Free on August 7, 14, 21, 28

 

Field Museum –  The Field Museum is offering free days on August 9, 25, and 30. – CLICK LINK for more info

 

Glessner House Museum: – Free on August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

 

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Jane Addams Hull House Museum – Free every day

 

Loyola University Museum of Art Free on August 7, 14, 21, 28

 

NEW — McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum – Sundays, August 5, 12, 19, 26

 

Museum of Contemporary Art Free on August 7, 14, 21, 28

 

Museum of Science and Industry –   No free days this month, but September has plenty: 4-6, 10-13, 17-20, 24-27.– CLICK for more info

 

Museum of Surgical ScienceFree on August 7, 14, 21, 28

 

The National Museum of Mexican Art – Free Tuesdays to Sundays

 

The National Veterans Art Museum – Free Tuesdays to Saturdays

 

Notebaert Nature Museum – EVERY Thursday Evening except Thanksgiving-  August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – Check out the awesome butterfly pavilion!

 

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Shedd Aquarium — While there are no free days in August, the Shedd is free to Illinois residents on September 4-30. CLICK for more info

 

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

 

Swedish American Museum – Second Tuesday is August 7

 

 

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