REMINDER: Free Chicago Museums in December 2016

Looking for something to do in Chicago this Christmas season?   Check out all the FREE MUSEUMS this month in December 2016 in Chicago, including the Adler Planetarium, the Chicago Children’s Museum, the  Museum of Science and Industry, 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 December 2016 schedule of free museums, with free days and free admissions!

 

Make sure to check out a number of FREE DAYS and FREE ADMISSION in December 2016 at Chicago area museums. Also, check out the freebies at Millennium Park, an extraordinary testament and home to world-class art, music, architecture and landscape design.  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 2016!  There are free admission days in December 2016 at the Art Institute of Chicago,  the The National Museum of Mexican Art, Notebaert Nature Museum, the Adler Planetarium, 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 in December 2016 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: – December 3-9  – – CLICK for more info

 

The Art Institute of Chicago EVERY Thursday Evening –  December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29  — Admission to the Art Institute of Chicago is free to Illinois residents every Thursday from 5-8 p.m.free-chicago-museums-april 2016

 

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

 

Charnley-Persky House Museum – Free on December 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 Children’s Museum – FREE for all visitors every Thursday, 5-8 pm. — December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 —  FREE on the first Sunday of each month (Dec 4) for children 15 and under.

 

Chicago History Museum – None this month but in 2017, the Chicago History Museum will be free to Illinois residents 12:30–7:30 p.m Tuesday beginning January 3, 2017, . —  CLICK LINK for more info

 

Clarke House Museum – CHICAGO’S OLDEST HOUSE – December 7, 14, 21, 28

 

DuSable Museum of African American History – December 4, 11, 18 —  closed on Christmas

 

Field Museum – December 3, 4, 18 – CLICK LINK for more info

 

Glessner House Museum: – December 7, 14, 21, 28

 

Jane Addams Hull House Museum – Free every day

 

Loyola University Museum of Art – Dec 6, 13, 20, 27

 

NEW — McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum – Sundays, December 4, 11, 18 —  closed on Christmas

 

Museum of Contemporary Art – Dec 6, 13, 20, 27

 

Museum of Science and Industry –   Dec 1 – CLICK for more info

 

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Museum of Surgical Science Dec 6, 13, 20, 27

 

The National Museum of Mexican Art – Free Tuesdays to Sundays

 

The National Veterans Art Museum – Free Tuesdays to Saturdays

 

Notebaert Nature Museum -December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

 

Shedd Aquarium — None this month but  – CLICK for more info

 

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

 

Swedish American Museum – Second Tuesday is Free – December 13

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