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Chicago Museum Free/Discount Days in January, 2018
The asterisk (*) by museum name indicates partial day free, discount admission or conditional free/discount. Click on the museum name to view details.

Tuesday Jan 2, 2018

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago*

220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Tel: (312) 280-2660
Regular admission: Suggested General Admission: $12, Students with ID and Senior Citizens: $7
Note:

Admission is free for Illinois residents on Tuesdays, year-round

DuSable Museum of African American History

740 E 56th Pl, Chicago, IL 60637
Tel: (773) 947-0600
Regular admission: Adults: $10.00, Students & Seniors: $7.00, Children Ages 6 to 11: $3.00, Children Under 5: FREE

Chicago History Museum*

1601 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614
Tel: (312) 642-4600
Regular admission: Adults: $14 with audio tours, Seniors: $12 with audio tours, Students (13–22 with ID): $12 with audio tours, Free for children (age 12 and younger)
Note:

Illinois Resident Discount Days
The Museum is free to Illinois residents every Tuesday* from 12:30 to 9:00 p.m. and on Commemorative Days: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, March 4, and July 4. *Excludes January 2, January 9, December 18th & December 25th.

Thursday Jan 4, 2018

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum*

2430 N. Cannon Dr., Chicago, IL 60614
Regular admission: $9 for Adults $7 for Students and Seniors (60+) $6 for Children Ages 3 - 12 Free for Children under 3
Note:

Thursdays are suggested donation days for Illinois Residents.

2 reviews

Art Institute of Chicago*

111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
Tel: (312) 223-2222
Regular admission: Adults: $23 Seniors: $17 Students: $17 Children under 14: Free
 Free during 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Note:

General admission is free to Illinois residents every Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday Jan 9, 2018

Swedish American Museum

5211 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60640
Tel: (773) 728–8111
Regular admission: Adults: $4, Children/students/seniors: $3

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago*

220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Tel: (312) 280-2660
Regular admission: Suggested General Admission: $12, Students with ID and Senior Citizens: $7
Note:

Admission is free for Illinois residents on Tuesdays, year-round

DuSable Museum of African American History

740 E 56th Pl, Chicago, IL 60637
Tel: (773) 947-0600
Regular admission: Adults: $10.00, Students & Seniors: $7.00, Children Ages 6 to 11: $3.00, Children Under 5: FREE

Chicago History Museum*

1601 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614
Tel: (312) 642-4600
Regular admission: Adults: $14 with audio tours, Seniors: $12 with audio tours, Students (13–22 with ID): $12 with audio tours, Free for children (age 12 and younger)
Note:

Illinois Resident Discount Days
The Museum is free to Illinois residents every Tuesday* from 12:30 to 9:00 p.m. and on Commemorative Days: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, March 4, and July 4. *Excludes January 2, January 9, December 18th & December 25th.

Thursday Jan 11, 2018

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum*

2430 N. Cannon Dr., Chicago, IL 60614
Regular admission: $9 for Adults $7 for Students and Seniors (60+) $6 for Children Ages 3 - 12 Free for Children under 3
Note:

Thursdays are suggested donation days for Illinois Residents.

2 reviews

Art Institute of Chicago*

111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
Tel: (312) 223-2222
Regular admission: Adults: $23 Seniors: $17 Students: $17 Children under 14: Free
 Free during 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Note:

General admission is free to Illinois residents every Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday Jan 16, 2018

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago*

220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Tel: (312) 280-2660
Regular admission: Suggested General Admission: $12, Students with ID and Senior Citizens: $7
Note:

Admission is free for Illinois residents on Tuesdays, year-round

DuSable Museum of African American History

740 E 56th Pl, Chicago, IL 60637
Tel: (773) 947-0600
Regular admission: Adults: $10.00, Students & Seniors: $7.00, Children Ages 6 to 11: $3.00, Children Under 5: FREE

Chicago History Museum*

1601 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614
Tel: (312) 642-4600
Regular admission: Adults: $14 with audio tours, Seniors: $12 with audio tours, Students (13–22 with ID): $12 with audio tours, Free for children (age 12 and younger)
Note:

Illinois Resident Discount Days
The Museum is free to Illinois residents every Tuesday* from 12:30 to 9:00 p.m. and on Commemorative Days: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, March 4, and July 4. *Excludes January 2, January 9, December 18th & December 25th.

Thursday Jan 18, 2018

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum*

2430 N. Cannon Dr., Chicago, IL 60614
Regular admission: $9 for Adults $7 for Students and Seniors (60+) $6 for Children Ages 3 - 12 Free for Children under 3
Note:

Thursdays are suggested donation days for Illinois Residents.

2 reviews

Art Institute of Chicago*

111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
Tel: (312) 223-2222
Regular admission: Adults: $23 Seniors: $17 Students: $17 Children under 14: Free
 Free during 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Note:

General admission is free to Illinois residents every Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Monday Jan 22, 2018

Shedd Aquarium*

1200 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
Regular admission: Adults $28.95, Children $19.95
Note:

On select days throughout the year, Illinois residents with a valid ID receive free admission!

Museum of Science and Industry Chicago*

S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60637
Tel: (773) 684-1414
Regular admission: Adult: $18 Senior: $17, Child: $11
Note:

General admission is free for all Illinois residents who show valid proof of residency.

Chicago Children’s Museum*

115 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Tel: (312) 527-1000
Regular admission: Children and Adults: $14, Seniors: $13, Children under one: Free
Note:

Free for ages 15 and under

Tuesday Jan 23, 2018

Shedd Aquarium*

1200 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
Regular admission: Adults $28.95, Children $19.95
Note:

On select days throughout the year, Illinois residents with a valid ID receive free admission!

Museum of Science and Industry Chicago*

S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60637
Tel: (773) 684-1414
Regular admission: Adult: $18 Senior: $17, Child: $11
Note:

General admission is free for all Illinois residents who show valid proof of residency.

Brookfield Zoo

8400 W 31st St, Brookfield, IL 60513
Tel: (708) 688-8000
Regular admission: Adults $16.95 Seniors 65 and Over $11.95 Children (3 to 11) $11.95
Note:

through Feb. 28, 2018: free admission on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago*

220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Tel: (312) 280-2660
Regular admission: Suggested General Admission: $12, Students with ID and Senior Citizens: $7
Note:

Admission is free for Illinois residents on Tuesdays, year-round

DuSable Museum of African American History

740 E 56th Pl, Chicago, IL 60637
Tel: (773) 947-0600
Regular admission: Adults: $10.00, Students & Seniors: $7.00, Children Ages 6 to 11: $3.00, Children Under 5: FREE

Chicago History Museum*

1601 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614
Tel: (312) 642-4600
Regular admission: Adults: $14 with audio tours, Seniors: $12 with audio tours, Students (13–22 with ID): $12 with audio tours, Free for children (age 12 and younger)
Note:

Illinois Resident Discount Days
The Museum is free to Illinois residents every Tuesday* from 12:30 to 9:00 p.m. and on Commemorative Days: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, March 4, and July 4. *Excludes January 2, January 9, December 18th & December 25th.

Wednesday Jan 24, 2018

Shedd Aquarium*

1200 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
Regular admission: Adults $28.95, Children $19.95
Note:

On select days throughout the year, Illinois residents with a valid ID receive free admission!

Museum of Science and Industry Chicago*

S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60637
Tel: (773) 684-1414
Regular admission: Adult: $18 Senior: $17, Child: $11
Note:

General admission is free for all Illinois residents who show valid proof of residency.

Thursday Jan 25, 2018

Shedd Aquarium*

1200 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
Regular admission: Adults $28.95, Children $19.95
Note:

On select days throughout the year, Illinois residents with a valid ID receive free admission!

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum*

2430 N. Cannon Dr., Chicago, IL 60614
Regular admission: $9 for Adults $7 for Students and Seniors (60+) $6 for Children Ages 3 - 12 Free for Children under 3
Note:

Thursdays are suggested donation days for Illinois Residents.

Museum of Science and Industry Chicago*

S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60637
Tel: (773) 684-1414
Regular admission: Adult: $18 Senior: $17, Child: $11
Note:

General admission is free for all Illinois residents who show valid proof of residency.

Brookfield Zoo

8400 W 31st St, Brookfield, IL 60513
Tel: (708) 688-8000
Regular admission: Adults $16.95 Seniors 65 and Over $11.95 Children (3 to 11) $11.95
Note:

through Feb. 28, 2018: free admission on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

2 reviews

Art Institute of Chicago*

111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
Tel: (312) 223-2222
Regular admission: Adults: $23 Seniors: $17 Students: $17 Children under 14: Free
 Free during 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Note:

General admission is free to Illinois residents every Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Friday Jan 26, 2018

Shedd Aquarium*

1200 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
Regular admission: Adults $28.95, Children $19.95
Note:

On select days throughout the year, Illinois residents with a valid ID receive free admission!

Saturday Jan 27, 2018

2 reviews

Field Museum

1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
Tel: (312) 922-9410
Regular admission: They have several ticket options for you to choose from. Advance tickets may be purchased at the will-call booth in person at the Museum before 4 p.m.

Brookfield Zoo

8400 W 31st St, Brookfield, IL 60513
Tel: (708) 688-8000
Regular admission: Adults $16.95 Seniors 65 and Over $11.95 Children (3 to 11) $11.95
Note:

through Feb. 28, 2018: free admission on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Sunday Jan 28, 2018

2 reviews

Field Museum

1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
Tel: (312) 922-9410
Regular admission: They have several ticket options for you to choose from. Advance tickets may be purchased at the will-call booth in person at the Museum before 4 p.m.

Brookfield Zoo

8400 W 31st St, Brookfield, IL 60513
Tel: (708) 688-8000
Regular admission: Adults $16.95 Seniors 65 and Over $11.95 Children (3 to 11) $11.95
Note:

through Feb. 28, 2018: free admission on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Monday Jan 29, 2018

Museum of Science and Industry Chicago*

S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60637
Tel: (773) 684-1414
Regular admission: Adult: $18 Senior: $17, Child: $11
Note:

General admission is free for all Illinois residents who show valid proof of residency.

Tuesday Jan 30, 2018

Museum of Science and Industry Chicago*

S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60637
Tel: (773) 684-1414
Regular admission: Adult: $18 Senior: $17, Child: $11
Note:

General admission is free for all Illinois residents who show valid proof of residency.

Brookfield Zoo

8400 W 31st St, Brookfield, IL 60513
Tel: (708) 688-8000
Regular admission: Adults $16.95 Seniors 65 and Over $11.95 Children (3 to 11) $11.95
Note:

through Feb. 28, 2018: free admission on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago*

220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Tel: (312) 280-2660
Regular admission: Suggested General Admission: $12, Students with ID and Senior Citizens: $7
Note:

Admission is free for Illinois residents on Tuesdays, year-round

DuSable Museum of African American History

740 E 56th Pl, Chicago, IL 60637
Tel: (773) 947-0600
Regular admission: Adults: $10.00, Students & Seniors: $7.00, Children Ages 6 to 11: $3.00, Children Under 5: FREE

Chicago History Museum*

1601 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614
Tel: (312) 642-4600
Regular admission: Adults: $14 with audio tours, Seniors: $12 with audio tours, Students (13–22 with ID): $12 with audio tours, Free for children (age 12 and younger)
Note:

Illinois Resident Discount Days
The Museum is free to Illinois residents every Tuesday* from 12:30 to 9:00 p.m. and on Commemorative Days: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, March 4, and July 4. *Excludes January 2, January 9, December 18th & December 25th.

Wednesday Jan 31, 2018

Museum of Science and Industry Chicago*

S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60637
Tel: (773) 684-1414
Regular admission: Adult: $18 Senior: $17, Child: $11
Note:

General admission is free for all Illinois residents who show valid proof of residency.