Be inspired and intrigued at the Western Hemisphere’s largest science museum completely free!
Chicago has one of the best collections of museums and attractions on the planet. Visiting all of them can get a little costly, especially if you’re taking the family. So it’s understandable why free admission days generate quite a lot of hype!
Luckily for us, the wonderful variety of museums and attractions in the Windy City love to announce free days throughout the year offering locals the chance to see some of the world’s most awe-inspiring wonders regularly, for absolutely zero cost.
In addition to the Art Institute of Chicago, Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium Chicago’s Museum of Science & Industry is one such museum that has a habit of offering free admission to Illinois residents.
This May the museum is offering free entry on the 2nd, 4th, 9th, 17th, and 18th of May.
Visitors will need to pay a reduced fee to attend current ongoing exhibitions taking place at the Museum of Science & Industry. The Art of the Brick, dubbed the world’s largest display of LEGO art, for example, costs $14 for adults and $11 while the Coal Mine tours, Dissect an Eye experiences, and Fab Lab workshops are just $12 for adults and $9 for children.
Adults must bring proof of residency and free admission is limited to six children under the age of 18 per one accompanying adult.
As ever the museum is always free for active U.S. military personnel and veterans, Illinois POWs, Chicago firefighters, Chicago police officers, and Illinois teachers. In all cases, a valid occupational I.D. must be provided when purchasing tickets onsite.
More information can be found at www.msichicago.org/illinois-free-days.
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