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.