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Chicago Museums Offer Free Days for Summer



    Chicago Museums Offer Free Days for Summer
    Chris Hush

    Summer is almost here and for those looking for fun things to around Chicago this summer, area museums are offering a special treat.

    Several city museums will offer free days for residents this season. See below for where and when you can visit free of charge: 

    Adler Planetarium:

    June 3-5, 10-13

    September 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27

    Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Info: A valid Id with an Illinois address is required at the box office. Dates are subject to change. More here.

    Field Museum:

    June 26-28

    Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Info: Admission is free for Illinois residents who can provide proof of residency. Discounted passes are also available in person. More here.

    Museum of Science and Industry:

    June 3-5

    Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Info: Entry is free for all residents who show valid proof of residency. Limited to six children per one accompanying adult. No other residency discounts apply on free days. More here.

    Shedd Aquarium:

    June 17, 18, 24, 25

    August 26-27

    September 3, 4, 9-11, 16-18, 23-25, 30

    Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends

    Info: Residents receive free admission with valid ID. Capacity is limited. The Shedd recommends reserving tickets in advance online. More here.

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