Free Illinois museum days
Check out the Thriftista calendar (top left) for more free museum and cultural events.
Free museum days for Illinois museums:
Chicago Children’s Museum – Free admission for kids 15 and under. First Sunday of every month, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Free admission all day for ages 15 and under
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago – Free every Tuesday for IL residents
The Field Museum – Free daily in February for IL residents.
National Museum of Mexican Art – Free Admission every day
Free admission every day during museum hours, 10 a.m – 5 p.m. Tuesday – Sunday
Millennium Park Family Fun Festival – Look for free events, such as a free festival of music, skating rink, performances and family activities for all ages in the Millennium Park Family Fun Activity Tent, and on the Pritzker Pavilion stage.
Money Museum – Part of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. This is where we admit that, being Thriftistas, we are interested in money (or saving it)! Reserve a spot on their daily 1 pm tour, at 230 S. LaSalle St.