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Chicago Museum Free/Discount Days in October, 2018
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Tuesday Oct 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.

Wednesday Oct 3, 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!

Thursday Oct 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.

Sunday Oct 7, 2018

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

Monday Oct 8, 2018

Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum*

1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
Regular admission: Adults General Public: $12 Kids (ages 3-14) General Public: $8
Note:

Illinois Resident Discount Days—where Illinois residents receive FREE General Admission to the museum. Note: A valid ID with an Illinois address is required at the box office for these special admission prices.

Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum*

1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
Regular admission: Adults General Public: $12 Kids (ages 3-14) General Public: $8
Note:

Illinois Resident Discount Days—where Illinois residents receive FREE General Admission to the museum. Note: A valid ID with an Illinois address is required at the box office for these special admission prices.

Tuesday Oct 9, 2018

Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum*

1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
Regular admission: Adults General Public: $12 Kids (ages 3-14) General Public: $8
Note:

Illinois Resident Discount Days—where Illinois residents receive FREE General Admission to the museum. Note: A valid ID with an Illinois address is required at the box office for these special admission prices.

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.

Wednesday Oct 10, 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!

Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum*

1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
Regular admission: Adults General Public: $12 Kids (ages 3-14) General Public: $8
Note:

Illinois Resident Discount Days—where Illinois residents receive FREE General Admission to the museum. Note: A valid ID with an Illinois address is required at the box office for these special admission prices.

Thursday Oct 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.

Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum*

1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
Regular admission: Adults General Public: $12 Kids (ages 3-14) General Public: $8
Note:

Illinois Resident Discount Days—where Illinois residents receive FREE General Admission to the museum. Note: A valid ID with an Illinois address is required at the box office for these special admission prices.

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 Oct 12, 2018

Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum*

1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
Regular admission: Adults General Public: $12 Kids (ages 3-14) General Public: $8
Note:

Illinois Resident Discount Days—where Illinois residents receive FREE General Admission to the museum. Note: A valid ID with an Illinois address is required at the box office for these special admission prices.

Saturday Oct 13, 2018

Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum*

1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
Regular admission: Adults General Public: $12 Kids (ages 3-14) General Public: $8
Note:

Illinois Resident Discount Days—where Illinois residents receive FREE General Admission to the museum. Note: A valid ID with an Illinois address is required at the box office for these special admission prices.

Sunday Oct 14, 2018

Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum*

1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
Regular admission: Adults General Public: $12 Kids (ages 3-14) General Public: $8
Note:

Illinois Resident Discount Days—where Illinois residents receive FREE General Admission to the museum. Note: A valid ID with an Illinois address is required at the box office for these special admission prices.

Monday Oct 15, 2018

Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum*

1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
Regular admission: Adults General Public: $12 Kids (ages 3-14) General Public: $8
Note:

Illinois Resident Discount Days—where Illinois residents receive FREE General Admission to the museum. Note: A valid ID with an Illinois address is required at the box office for these special admission prices.

Tuesday Oct 16, 2018

Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum*

1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
Regular admission: Adults General Public: $12 Kids (ages 3-14) General Public: $8
Note:

Illinois Resident Discount Days—where Illinois residents receive FREE General Admission to the museum. Note: A valid ID with an Illinois address is required at the box office for these special admission prices.

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 Oct 17, 2018

Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum*

1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
Regular admission: Adults General Public: $12 Kids (ages 3-14) General Public: $8
Note:

Illinois Resident Discount Days—where Illinois residents receive FREE General Admission to the museum. Note: A valid ID with an Illinois address is required at the box office for these special admission prices.

Thursday Oct 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.

Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum*

1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
Regular admission: Adults General Public: $12 Kids (ages 3-14) General Public: $8
Note:

Illinois Resident Discount Days—where Illinois residents receive FREE General Admission to the museum. Note: A valid ID with an Illinois address is required at the box office for these special admission prices.

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 Oct 19, 2018

Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum*

1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
Regular admission: Adults General Public: $12 Kids (ages 3-14) General Public: $8
Note:

Illinois Resident Discount Days—where Illinois residents receive FREE General Admission to the museum. Note: A valid ID with an Illinois address is required at the box office for these special admission prices.

Saturday Oct 20, 2018

Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum*

1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
Regular admission: Adults General Public: $12 Kids (ages 3-14) General Public: $8
Note:

Illinois Resident Discount Days—where Illinois residents receive FREE General Admission to the museum. Note: A valid ID with an Illinois address is required at the box office for these special admission prices.

Sunday Oct 21, 2018

Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum*

1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
Regular admission: Adults General Public: $12 Kids (ages 3-14) General Public: $8
Note:

Illinois Resident Discount Days—where Illinois residents receive FREE General Admission to the museum. Note: A valid ID with an Illinois address is required at the box office for these special admission prices.

Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum*

1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
Regular admission: Adults General Public: $12 Kids (ages 3-14) General Public: $8
Note:

Illinois Resident Discount Days—where Illinois residents receive FREE General Admission to the museum. Note: A valid ID with an Illinois address is required at the box office for these special admission prices.

Monday Oct 22, 2018

Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum*

1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
Regular admission: Adults General Public: $12 Kids (ages 3-14) General Public: $8
Note:

Illinois Resident Discount Days—where Illinois residents receive FREE General Admission to the museum. Note: A valid ID with an Illinois address is required at the box office for these special admission prices.

Tuesday Oct 23, 2018

Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum*

1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
Regular admission: Adults General Public: $12 Kids (ages 3-14) General Public: $8
Note:

Illinois Resident Discount Days—where Illinois residents receive FREE General Admission to the museum. Note: A valid ID with an Illinois address is required at the box office for these special admission prices.

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 Oct 24, 2018

Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum*

1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
Regular admission: Adults General Public: $12 Kids (ages 3-14) General Public: $8
Note:

Illinois Resident Discount Days—where Illinois residents receive FREE General Admission to the museum. Note: A valid ID with an Illinois address is required at the box office for these special admission prices.

Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum*

1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
Regular admission: Adults General Public: $12 Kids (ages 3-14) General Public: $8
Note:

Illinois Resident Discount Days—where Illinois residents receive FREE General Admission to the museum. Note: A valid ID with an Illinois address is required at the box office for these special admission prices.

Thursday Oct 25, 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.

Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum*

1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
Regular admission: Adults General Public: $12 Kids (ages 3-14) General Public: $8
Note:

Illinois Resident Discount Days—where Illinois residents receive FREE General Admission to the museum. Note: A valid ID with an Illinois address is required at the box office for these special admission prices.

Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum*

1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
Regular admission: Adults General Public: $12 Kids (ages 3-14) General Public: $8
Note:

Illinois Resident Discount Days—where Illinois residents receive FREE General Admission to the museum. Note: A valid ID with an Illinois address is required at the box office for these special admission prices.

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 Oct 26, 2018

Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum*

1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
Regular admission: Adults General Public: $12 Kids (ages 3-14) General Public: $8
Note:

Illinois Resident Discount Days—where Illinois residents receive FREE General Admission to the museum. Note: A valid ID with an Illinois address is required at the box office for these special admission prices.

Saturday Oct 27, 2018

Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum*

1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
Regular admission: Adults General Public: $12 Kids (ages 3-14) General Public: $8
Note:

Illinois Resident Discount Days—where Illinois residents receive FREE General Admission to the museum. Note: A valid ID with an Illinois address is required at the box office for these special admission prices.

Sunday Oct 28, 2018

Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum*

1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
Regular admission: Adults General Public: $12 Kids (ages 3-14) General Public: $8
Note:

Illinois Resident Discount Days—where Illinois residents receive FREE General Admission to the museum. Note: A valid ID with an Illinois address is required at the box office for these special admission prices.

Monday Oct 29, 2018

Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum*

1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
Regular admission: Adults General Public: $12 Kids (ages 3-14) General Public: $8
Note:

Illinois Resident Discount Days—where Illinois residents receive FREE General Admission to the museum. Note: A valid ID with an Illinois address is required at the box office for these special admission prices.

Tuesday Oct 30, 2018

Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum*

1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
Regular admission: Adults General Public: $12 Kids (ages 3-14) General Public: $8
Note:

Illinois Resident Discount Days—where Illinois residents receive FREE General Admission to the museum. Note: A valid ID with an Illinois address is required at the box office for these special admission prices.

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 Oct 31, 2018

Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum*

1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
Regular admission: Adults General Public: $12 Kids (ages 3-14) General Public: $8
Note:

Illinois Resident Discount Days—where Illinois residents receive FREE General Admission to the museum. Note: A valid ID with an Illinois address is required at the box office for these special admission prices.