Chicago has one of the best collections of museums and attractions on the planet that host exhibitions of all kinds throughout the year. 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 random 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.
Both Chicago’s Field Museum and the Museum of Science & History began offering Illinois Resident free days at the start of the year but now the Art Institute of Chicago, one of the oldest and largest art museums in the world, will now also be free Mondays, Thursdays, & Fridays through Friday, March 24th.
Since its founding in 1879, the Art Institute of Chicago has flourished into one of the most recognized art museums on the planet. The museum is permanently home to over 300,000 works of art including such pieces as American Gothic by Grant Wood, Nighthawks by Edward Hopper, A Sunday on La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat, The Bedroom, 1889 by Vincent van Gogh and The Old Guitarist by Pablo Picasso. Now Illinois residents can see these historic masterpieces, and much more, completely free all through winter.
To receive free admission, Illinois residents must reserve tickets online in advance where the Art Institute of Chicago will verify resident status using the zip code associated with the billing address provided.
More information can be found at www.artic.edu/visit/free-admission-opportunities.
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