If you are sick and tired of spending your time indoors with the kiddos, why not head to one of Chicago's most popular museums for FREE!

One of my favorite activities when I was younger was going to the museums. We went for a lot of field trips or our parents would take us for a day of fun.

The magic, the wonder and the creativity the museums sparked in my childhood brain was unforgettable.

Illinois residents, go enjoy what the museums have to offer without the cost.

Adler Planetarium:

  • January 6-13, 16-20
  • February 6-10, 20-24

Art Institute of Chicago:

  • Free every Thursday from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Museum of Science and Industry:

  • January 10-12, 16-19, 24-26, 31
  • February 1-2, 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, 28

Field Museum:

  • January 4-5, 16, 28-30
  • February 1-28

Shedd Aquarium:

  • January 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 27-31
  • February 6-7, 10-14, 21, 27-28

Here are 11 Chicago Museums that are FREE all the time!

If you prefer to stay local in Rockford, you can visit the Rockford Art Museum!

 

Rockford Art Museum

Free admission every Tuesday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.