Now that the food fest of Thanksgiving is over, why not get out and get some exercise visiting some of our great museums that are FREE this month? Here is a reminder to check out all the FREE MUSEUMS this month in November 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 November 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 November 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: – November 11, 12, 14, 15 – CLICK for more info
The Art Institute of Chicago – EVERY Thursday Evening except Thanksgiving – November 1, 8, 15, 29 — 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 November 7, 14, 21, 28 — 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. — November 1, 8, 15, 29 except Thanksgiving — FREE on the first Sunday of each month (November 4) for children 15 and under.
Chicago History Museum – FREE Every Tuesday – Free on November 6, 13, 20, 27 – CLICK LINK for more info
Clarke House Museum – CHICAGO’S OLDEST HOUSE – Free on November 7, 14, 21, 28
DuSable Museum of African American History – Now Tuesdays — Free on November 6, 13, 20, 27
Field Museum – The Field Museum is offering free days on November 11, 18 – CLICK LINK for more info
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Jane Addams Hull House Museum – Free every day
Loyola University Museum of Art – Free on November 6, 13, 20, 27
NEW — McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum – Sundays, November 4, 11, 18, 25
Museum of Contemporary Art – Free on November 6, 13, 20, 27
Museum of Science and Industry – Free on November 12 – CLICK for more info
Museum of Surgical Science – Free on November 6, 13, 20, 27
The National Museum of Mexican Art – Free Tuesdays to Sundays
The National Veterans Art Museum – Free Tuesdays to Saturdays
Shedd Aquarium — While there are no free days in November, the Shedd is free to Illinois residents on more than 50 times this year. CLICK for more info
Smart Museum of Art at University of Chicago – Free every day
Swedish American Museum – Second Tuesday is November 12.