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Culture Yourself! A Free Visit to a Museum

Money is tight but you and your partner need to get out? Chicagoland offers many great museums, quite a few with ‘FREE musuem days!’

  • The Field Musuem: The second Monday of Every Month.
  • The Museum of Contemporary Art: Free Tuesdays – Every Tuesday
  • The Art Institute of Chicago: Every Thursday up until May 26th, After May 26th every 1st and 2nd Wednesday of the Month.

Also many of our cultural centers have free admission EVERY day. To name a few:

  • Chicago Cultural Center
  • The Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College
  • Jane Addams Hull House Museum
  • National Museun of Mexican Art
  • DuSable Museum of African-American History

Please try these out and let us know about your visit. We will continue to keep you updated on special events as well!

17 Absolutely Free Date Nights: Museums

Chicago’s museums are often relegated in our minds to be just for tourists visiting Chicago. Fortunately, there are several free days at Chicago museums throughout the year. While general admission is free on those days, special exhibitions usually require a paid ticket. Make a smart and frugal date night move and get some culture for your spouse!

Adler Planetarium:

* September 7, 13 – 17, 21 & 28
* October 5, 12, 19 & 26
* November 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
* December 7, 14 & 21

Art Institute of Chicago:
* Free Thursdays 5 to 8pm until Memorial Day and after Labor Day
* Free in February

Chicago Children’s Museum:
* 1st Sunday of every month free admission for children 15 and under
* Free Thursdays 5 to 8pm for everyone

Chicago History Museum:
* Free every Monday

Field Museum of Natural History:
* 2nd Monday of every month

* August 24
* September 15, 16, 21, 22
* October 5, 6, 13, 14, 19, 20
* November 2, 3, 10, 16, 17, 30
* December 1, 7, 8, 15, 16

International Museum of Surgical Science:
* Free on Tuesdays

Jane Addam’s Hull House Museum:
* Always Free

Loyola University Museum of Art:
* Free on Tuesdays

Museum of Contemporary Art:
* Free on Tuesdays

Museum of Contemporary Photography:
* Always Free

Museum of Science & Industry:

* August 30
* September 7 – 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
* October 4 – 6
* November 11
* December 6

National Museum of Mexican Art

* Always free (donations accepted)

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum:
* Free on Thursdays (donations suggested)

Shedd Aquarium:

* September 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
* October 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26
* November 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30

Smith Museum of Stained Glass Windows
* Always free

Swedish American Museum
* Free on second Tuesday of every month

Ukrainian National Museum
* Always free, suggested donation of $5