Check out all the free museums you can go to this summer in Chicago! There are so many ways to stay active, see some really cool art and escape the searing Chicago heat this summer so check out our list.
June 17, 18, 24, 25
September 3, 4, 9-11, 16-18, 23-25, 30
September 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27
Every Thursday evening this summer from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. general admission is free for Illinois residents. Anyone under the age of 18 gets in for free too.
Free 45-minute tours at noon on Wednesdays this summer and year round.
Free all year round and guided tours this summer on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday
Thursdays this summer from 5 to 8 p.m. are free as well as the first Sunday of every month. Kids under the age of 15 are free.
Completely free all summer long (but you have to pay $20 for parking your car…).
Free entrance always this summer and free on-the-spot tours too.
Every Tuesday this summer from 12:30 to 9 p.m. admission is free except on January 2, January 9, December 18 and December 25. Other free days include Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, March 4 and July 4.
If you’re a member of the museum, or a member at DuSable Museum, National Museum of Mexican Art or the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture you can get in for free. As a member of the US Armed Services, Chicago Police Department, Chicago Fire Department or Illinois teachers, free admission is given too.
Free for anyone all summer long.
Every Tuesday admission is free this summer for everyone. Military personnel also receive free admission.
Bank of America cardholders receive one free admission on the first full weekend of every month this summer.
Free admission everyday this summer for anyone.
Free admission and parking this summer.
Free admission year round for everyone.
Every second Tuesday of the month thissummer is free all year. Members and kids under 1 get in for free.
Admission is free on Wednesdays this summer .
Admission is waived for Illinois Residents on Tuesdays this summer.
Admission is free this summer for UIC faculty, students, and staff.
Free entrance this summer and all year long.
Free all the time.
Every Sunday this summer is free while the museum is open from May to October. Children under 5 get in for free.
On Tuesdays this summer, admission is free for Illinois residents.
Free admission for all.