Museums with Free Admission
Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan
Open to the Public Starting Friday, July 30th:
Saturday – Monday | 11 am – 6 pm & Thursday -Friday | 1 pm – 8 pm
The Art Institute of Chicago welcomes guests to come and explore their exhibits next Friday. Illinois residents are able to reserve for free admissions from Friday, July 30th to Monday, August 3rd. Advance ticket purchases and reservations are required for the public.
Please note: There are member only hours which are on Mondays, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 am – 11 am as well as Thursday thru Friday 12 noon – 1 pm.
Chicago History Museum
1601 North Clark Street
Monday – Saturday | 9:30 am -12:30 pm & 12:30 pm -3:20 pm
Sunday | 12 noon – 2:30 pm & 2:30 pm – 4 pm
Take a stroll down Chicago’s memory lane. Chicago History Museum is offering free general admission now until July 31st. Reserve your tickets in advance as they will be timed-entry. The museum has made some changes including stylus pen for touchable screen interaction and new exhibits!
Please Note: Join in on August 15th for a virtual event about dressing America’s favorite doll! Ticket can also include a Barbie Brunch box filled with Cat-eye sunglasses, cookies, Rose and more.
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 East Chicago Ave
Starting Friday, June 24th:
Open: Friday thru Sunday | 11 am – 6 pm
MCA reopens this Friday with free admission through the end of August. Enter in through Person Street, follow to blue arrows through exhibits, look for the blue lanyard Visitor Experience Associates for any assistant and exit from the Museum Store.
Please note: The time frame 11 am – 12 noon daily has been to set aside for those more susceptible to the virus.
Museum of Science and Industry
5700 South Lake Shore Drive
Opening August 1st:
Open: Wednesday -Sundays | 9 am – 4 pm
To celebrate opening their doors, MSI is offering free entry from Saturday, August 1st through Friday, August 14th. Tickets must obtained prior to arrival in order to discover over than 14 acres of exhibits and interactive experiences.
Please Note: Throughout the month of July, the annual Member open house can be enjoyed at home. Tune in to celebrate your inner scientist. This July, MSI is MS-You.
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