Dozens of Illinois Museums Offering Free Admission Saturday

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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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