Free Museum Days
The following institutions are offering “Free” Days on Monday, January 20, 2020. As always be prepared to show ID for proof of IL residency. 2020 Free Museum Days
Adler Planetarium, 1300 S Lake Shore Dr., 312-922-7827.
Children ages 2-6 Young Explorers’ Mondays from 9:30 am – 1:00 pm, where children and their families can try hands-on activities like Fly a Kite, Stories Under the Stars, and more.
Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S Michigan Ave., 312-443-3600. Guide to the Art Institute of Chicago.
To ensure the widest possible participation at the MLK event, activities in the Ryan Learning Center are free for all, and Illinois residents receive free museum admission on King Day. Family friendly events from 10:30AM-5:00PM. More info here.
Chicago History Museum, 1601 N Clark St., 312-642-4600. Guide to Chicago History Museum.
Family friendly events from 10:00AM-3:00PM. More info here.
Field Museum, 1400 S Lake Shore Dr., 312-922-9410
The Field Museum is free for all Illinois Residents with valid ID. What you get on free day at the Field Museum
Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S Lake Shore Dr., 773-684-1414.
The Museum of Science and Industry is free for all Illinois Residents with valid ID. What you get on Free Day at the MSI.
Black Creativity 2020 kicks off on Monday, January 20 with Family Day. Families can participate in a special Hero Lab experience during the opening of the Innovation Studio, explore the Juried Art Exhibition and see the new exhibit Black Creativity: 50 Years.
Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S Lake Shore Dr, 312-939-2438.
The Shedd Aquarium is free for all Illinois Residents with valid ID. What you get on Free Day at the Shedd Aquarium
Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Avenue, 773-324-5520
MLK Day “Freedom Family” Celebration January 20 @ 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Join Hyde Park Art Center for an afternoon celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through a series of workshops, performances and film! Take a family photo in a photo booth with photographer Tony Smith, learn about the history of black portraits and images with resident artist Zakkiyyah Najeebah, create vision boards, buttons and prints with teaching artists, and our teens, stay for the James Baldwin documentary and performances from AJ McClennon and hear family stories with The Silver Room’s storytelling series, Grown Folks Stories. Free and open to the public. All ages.
Artful Aging African Stamp Making with Mary Young
Concerned Black Image Makers Discussion with Zakkiyyah Najeebah
Family Photos with Tony Smith
HPAC Teens Black History Button and Sticker Making
Vision Boards with Dorian Sylvain
Family Stories with The Silver Room’s Grown Folks Stories
I Am Not Your Negro