Find Out When to Visit Chicago Museums For Free

Chicago residents can visit several of Chicago's best museums for free this summer. Here is a listing of when you should visit:

Chicago History Museum: Free admission on June 23, 30, July 4, August 23-26, and 30-31.

Chicago Botanic Gardens**: Free on July 12, 14, and August 9, 11

Alder Planetarium**: Free every Wednesday, from 4-10 pm

Museum of Contemporary Art: Free every Tuesday

Art Institute of Chicago: Free every day for residents under 18

Smart Museum of Art: Free every day

Lincoln Park Zoo: Free every day

** = vaccination proof is required. Some museums require pre-ordered tickets. For further information, click here.

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