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    Dozens of Illinois museums will offer free admission Saturday as part of Smithsonian magazine's annual Museum Day Live! event.

    For the 12th year, Smithsonian’s Museum Day Live! aims to celebrate museums and cultural institutions across the nation by providing free entry to anyone with who downloads a ticket.

    After selecting a participating institution, guests can download a ticket on the Smithsonian’s event page here.

    Below are the Illinois museums that will be offering free entry by participating in the event: 

    AURORA, IL 

    Aurora Regional Fire Museum

    SciTech Hands on Museum

    BARRINGTON, IL 

    Barrington History Museum

    CHAMPAIGN, IL 

    William M. Staerkel Planetarium

    CHICAGO, IL 

    Adler Planetarium Smithsonian Affiliate Museums

    Chicago History Museum

    Clarke House Museum Free everyday

    DuSable Museum of African American History Smithsonian Affiliate Museums

    Glessner House Museum

    International Museum of Surgical Science

    Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art

    Loyola University Museum of Art

    Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

    National Hellenic Museum

    Smart Museum of Art Free everyday

    The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

    DANVILLE, IL 

    Vermilion County War Museum

    GALENA, IL 

    Galena & U.S. Grant Museum

    GENEVA, IL 

    Geneva History Museum

    GLEN ELLYN, IL 

    Stacy's Tavern Museum 

    Willowbrook Wildlife Center

    GREAT LAKES, IL 

    Great Lakes Naval Museum (Free everyday)

    LINCOLN, IL 

    Lincoln Heritage Museum

    LISLE, IL 

    The Morton Arboretum

    The Museums at Lisle Station Park (Free everyday)

    MAHOMET, IL 

    Museum of the Grand Prairie Free everyday

    OAK BROOK, IL 

    Mayslake Peabody Estate

    SKOKIE, IL 

    Illinois Holocaust & Education Center

    SPRINGFIELD, IL 

    Illinois State Museum

    URBANA, IL 

    Spurlock Museum (Free everyday)

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