Free Admission to Chicago Museums – June 2012

It’s June in Chicago and time to enjoy all that Chicago has to offer this summer, including some great free admission days in June 2012 at some of Chicago’s world class Museums, including the Adler Planetarium,the Art Institute of Chicago,  the Field Museum, Museum of Science and Industry, the 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 May, 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 Adler Planetarium: – June: 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

The Art Institute of Chicago – June 6 and 13free-chicago-museums-june-2012

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 (June 3) for children 15 and under.

Chicago History Museum – None this month

Clarke House Museum – CHICAGO’S OLDEST HOUSE – June 6, 13, 20, 27

DuSable Museum of African American Art – June 3, 10, 17, 24

Field Museum June 1, 4, 5

Glessner House Museum: – June 6, 13, 20, 27

Jane Addams Hull House Museum – Free every day

Loyola University Museum of Art – June 5, 12, 19, 26

Museum of Contemporary Art -June 5, 12, 19, 26

Museum of Science and Industry – June 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11

Museum of Surgical Science – Tuesdays

The National Museum of Mexican Art – Free Tuesdays to Sundays

Notebaert Nature Museum June 7, 14, 21, 28

Shedd Aquarium – June: 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22

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

Swedish American Museum – June 12


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  1. Do you have summary of Fourth of July Fireworks for 2012? ( You have 2010 posted)

  2. It’s not June in Chicago any more!

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