Chicago museums offer free admission days this fall

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CHICAGO — Several Chicago museums are offering free or discounted admission to Illinois residents throughout the fall. To participate, all you need is a valid Illinois ID! Mark these dates down on your calendars:

Field Museum
1400 S. Lake Shore Drive

  • September 17, 18, 19
  • October 2, 16, 30, 31
  • November 27
  • December 3, 4, 18

Passes must be purchased on arrival at The Field Museum and are not available online in advance.

More information: FieldMuseum.org

Shedd Aquarium 
1200 S. Lake Shore Drive

  • September 13, 19, 20, 26, 27
  • October 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31
  • November 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29

Special Offer: Illinois residents can upgrade to a Total Experience Pass for just $15.

More information: SheddAquarium.org

Museum of Science and Industry
5700 S. Lake Shore Drive

  • September 6-9, 12-16, 19-23, 26-30
  • October 4-6
  • November 3, 10
  • December 1

More information: msichicago.org

Adler Planetarium
1300 S. Lake Shore Drive

  • September: 12 – 16
  • October: 10 (Columbus Day)
  • November: 11 (Veterans Day)
  • December: 3 – 9

More information: adlerplanetarium.org

Art Institute of Chicago
111 S. Michigan Ave.

  • General admission is free to Illinois residents every Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. throughout the year.

More information: artic.edu