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Museums
Most of Chicago’s museums have one free or discounted day each week. See individual museum websites for a schedule of these days.
With a Chicago Public Library card (apply for free card at any public library), you can get a museum pass to nearly every museum listed below. These passes are good for one week and more than one person at a time, but they usually do not apply to special exhibits.
The Adler Planetarium
1300 Lake Shore Drive
312-922-STAR (7827)
www.adlerplanetarium.org
The Art Institute of Chicago
111 S. Michigan Avenue
312-443-3600
www.artic.edu
The Field Museum
1400 S. Lake Shore Drive
312-922-9410
http://www.fieldmuseum.org/
The Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lakeshore Drive
312-939-2438
http://www.sheddaquarium.org
Museum of Science and Industry
57th Street and Lake Shore Drive
773-684-1414
www.msichigago.org
Museum of Contemporary Art
Tuesday 5pm to 8pm.
220 Chicago Avenue
312-280-2660
www.mcachicago.org
Spertus Museum
618 S. Michigan Avenue
312-322-1747
www.spertus.edu/
Chicago Historical Society Museum
1601 N. Clark St.
312-642-4600
Temporarily closed for renovations. Research library and store are currently open to the public. For updates: http://www.chicagohistory.org/index.asp
Swedish American Museum and Children’s Museum of Immigration
5211 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640
773-728-8111
www.swedishamericanmuseum.org.
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon Drive
773-755-5100
www.naturemuseum.org
Lincoln Park Conservatory
2400 N. Stockton Drive
312-742-7736
Free every day
   
Check websites for free-day schedule or entrance fee cost.
Glessner House Museum
1800 S. Prairie Avenue
312-326-1480
www.glessnerhouse.org
Clark House Museum
1827 S. Indiana
312-326-1480
www.cityofchicago.org
DuSable Museum of African American History
740 E. 56th Place
773-947-0600
www.dusablemuseum.org
Chicago Children’s Museum
700 E. Grand Avenue
312-527-1000
5-8pm
www.chichildrensmuseum.org
The Smart Museum of Art
5550 S. Greenwood Avenue
773-702-0200
http://smartmuseum.uchicago.edu
The Oriental Institute Museum
1155 E. 58th Street
773-702-9520
www.oi.uchicago.edu
The Peace Museum
100 N. Central Park Avenue
773-638-6450
www.peacemuseum.org
The Renaissance Society of University of Chicago
5911 S. Ellis Avenue, Bergman Gallery, Cobb Hall 418
773-702-8670
Intuit: the Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
56 N. Milwaukee Avenue
312-243-9088
http://outsider.art.org
Jane Addams Hull House
800 S. Halsted Street
312-413-5353
http://wall.aa.uic.edu:62730/artifact/HullHouse.asp
Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA)
820 N. Michigan Ave.
312-915-7630
http://www.luc.edu/luma/
Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum
1852 W. 19th Street
312-738-1503
www.mfachicago.org
Museum of Broadcast Communications
78 E. Washington Street
312-629-6000,
www.museum.tv
Museum of Contemporary Photography
600 S. Michigan Avenue
312-663-5534
www.mocp.org