2014 Museum Free Days

Posted: January 03, 2014

It's 2014, and the Museums have more free days in store for patrons and Illinois residents this year. Here are some of our great local institutions that are offering free admission days in 2014. More days will be added - for the always-updated details, bookmark our regular Free Days page!

Adler Planetarium
Illinois residents can enjoy complimentary general admission on Adler Discount Days with proof of residency.
January 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29

Art Institute
Admission to the Art Institute of Chicago is free to Illinois residents every Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursdays. Kids 13 and under are always free.

Chicago Botanic Garden
Always free. Parking $25.

Chicago Children's Museum
Always free: Free for everyone from 5-8 p.m. every Thursday, and the first Sunday of every month for kids 15 and under. Always free to children under 1.

Chicago Cultural Center
Always free.

Chicago History Museum
Illinois residents can enjoy free admission to the museum during Illinois Resident Discount Days.
January: 20
February: free every day but Saturdays
March: 4
July: 4
August: 10, 19-21, 26-28
September: free every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
October: 1-2, 7-9
Always free for children ages 12 and younger.

DuSable Museum of African American History
Admission is free to all on each Sunday of the year. Admission is also free on school days to all Chicago Public School students.

Field Museum
Illinois residents may enjoy free general admission on the following days:
January 6-8, 15-16, 20-21, 29-30
February 4, 11, 18, 25
March 10
May 5
June 1-6
September 8-12, 15-19, 22-26, 29
October 6, 7
November 3
December 8

John G. Shedd Aquarium
Illinois Resident Discount/Free General Admission Days:
January 6, 7, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28
February 3, 4, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 24, 25

Museum of Contemporary Art
Admission is FREE for Illinois residents on Tuesdays year round.

Museum of Science and Industry
Illinois residents can enjoy free general admission on the following days:
January 6-10, 13-17, 20-24, 27-31
February 4, 11, 18, 25

National Museum of Mexican Art
Free Admission Every Day. Open Tuesdays to Sundays.

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Thursdays are suggested donation days for Illinois Residents.

Smart Museum of Art
Always free.

Swedish American Museum Center
Admission is free for everyone on the second Tuesday of the month. 


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