Navy Pier a Big Hit with Kids

As a verifiable entertainment hub, Chicago’s Navy Pier is not to be missed. This 3,000-foot-long (914-meter) playground offers myriad of attractions for children—from a Ferris wheel to a winter […]

Art Institute: Thank God for Free Days

The Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners approved a monster hike in admission fees to the Art Institute of Chicago yesterday, resulting in a 50 percent increase in adult admission fees and a 70 percent increase in student and senior citizen fees. Visitors can also enjoy free admission from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. every Thursday during Target Free Thursday Evenings. There are many such free visiting opportunities:

* One late evening per week (Thursdays after 5:00 p.m.) throughout the year
* Two late evenings per week (Thursdays and Fridays after 5:00 p.m.) during the summer (May 31 to August 31)
* The entire month of February
* The week of the opening of the Modern Wing, from May 16 to May 22, 2009