Chicago Museum Week is an approximately week long event where area museums and the Lincoln Park Zoo offer a few discount admission and other deals and special events.
When: January 18–26, 2018
Here are all 2018 Free Chicago Museum Days.
Adler Planetarium (All Museum Week activities are free with general admission) 1300 S Lake Shore Dr., 312-922-7827.
Free general admission for Illinois residents January 15-19. 25% off any admission package, 20% off Individual, Individual Plus, and Family Memberships. Membership offers valid for Illinois residents only with valid ID from January 18-26, 2018
Art Institute of Chicago 111 S Michigan Ave., 312-443-3600
Discounts & Deals: Free Winter Weekdays, all Chicago and Illinois residents receive FREE museum admission on January 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, and 26. Kids under 14 and Chicago teens under 18 are always free. For more detailed information on Art Institute events and programming, visit artic.edu/calendar.
Chicago History Museum 1601 N Clark St., 312-642-4600
Discounts & Deals: 25% off admission (Monday and Wednesday – Friday, FREE admission Tuesdays, 10% off admission (Saturday – Sunday), 20% off membership between January 18-26, 2017. May be purchased on site, or by phone, Adult group tours $12 admission per person with minimum group of 10 people. Special events & Exhibits
DuSable Museum of African American History 740 E 56th Pl., 773-947-0600
Discounts & Deals: Half price Family Membership (valued at $60) during MIP Museum Week (offer does not apply to other membership levels), Up to 50% off admission. Special weekend guided tours of the museum .
The Field Museum 1400 S Lake Shore Dr., 312-922-9410
Discounts & Deals: $2.00 Off Admission For Illinois Residents between January 18-26, 2018. May not be combined with any other offers or discounts. Discount available only with on site ticket purchase.
Museum of Contemporary Art 220 E Chicago Ave., 312-280-2660
Discounts & Deals: $12 adult museum admission January 18–26, Free for everyone 18 and under, all year, January 23: free to Illinois residents. MCA Store in-store discount: Mention this offer in the MCA Store to receive 10% off your purchase, 20% off if you are a Member. Redeemable only Jan 18-26, 2018. Regular price, in-stock merchandise only; no other discounts apply.
Museum of Science and Industry 5700 S Lake Shore Dr., 773-684-1414
Discounts & Deals: 20% off Museum Entry for adults and children Monday through Friday (January 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25 and 26). 10% off Museum Entry for adults and children Saturday and Sunday (January 20 and 21).
National Museum of Mexican Art: 1852 W 19th St, 312-738-1503. This museum is FREE year round.
Discounts & Deals: 15% discount at the museum gift shop Tienda Tzintzuntzán for Illinois residents.
National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture 3015 West Division St., 773-486-8345 Free admission daily.
The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 2430 N Cannon Dr, 773-755-5100
Discounts & Deals: 20% off adult admission for Illinois residents during Museum Week. Free for children under 3, all year. Thursdays are always suggested donation admission days for Illinois residents.
John G. Shedd Aquarium 1200 S Lake Shore Dr, 312-939-2438
Discounts & Deals: Free general admission including all exhibits for Illinois residents (valued at $39.95 for adults and $29.95 for children), valid January 18-19 and 22-26. Not valid on Saturday and Sunday, January 20- 21. Detailed info here.
Lincoln Park Zoo 2001 N Clark St, (312) 742-2000 Admission to LP Zoo is always free.
Discounts & Deals: Museum Week special offers: 10% off food and beverage and 10% off Wild Things! shop. More info here.