Free Chicago Museum Days Winter 2020

The holidays are over, the cold is here and it’s time for all of us parents to SCRAMBLE to find ways to keep our kids from climbing the walls without draining our wallets even further. Luckily, Chicagoland museums have our back this winter. Save this post (and by all means, share it with your friends, too!) so your family can enjoy these Free Chicago Museum Days Winter 2020.

Free Chicago Museum Days Winter 2020 - Field

Keep in mind that all days are subject to change and that Illinois residents must provide a valid ID to receive the discount.

Adler Planetarium

January 7-9

January 20-22

February 4-6, 11-13, 17-20

March 9-12

Art Institute of Chicago

Kids 14 and under and Chicago teens are free all day, every day. Wednesday nights are free for Illinois residents from 5-8 p.m.

Brookfield Zoo

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday from January 1st-February 29th.

Chicago Children’s Museum

Kids 15 and under are free the first Sunday of every month. Kids under 1 are always free.

Chicago History Museum

January 20

February 17

March 4

Free 2-9 p.m. on Tuesdays. Kids under 18 always free.

DuSable Museum of African American History

Free on Tuesdays throughout the year. Kids 5 and under are always free.

The Field Museum

January 8

January 15

January 20

January 22

Every day in February 2020 is free for Illinois residents!

Museum of Contemporary Art

Free on Tuesdays. Kids 18 and under are always free. Free for families the second Saturday of the month.

Free Chicago Museum Days Winter 2020 - Chicago Childrens Museum

Museum of Science and Industry

January 6-9

January 13-16

January 20-23

January 27-30

February 3-6

February 10-13

February 18-20

February 24-27

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Free on Thursdays. Kids under 3 are always free.

Shedd Aquarium

January 16-20

February 3-7

February 10-14

February 17-21

February 24-28

Swedish American Museum

Second Tuesday of every month.

Before you head out to take advantage of the Free Chicago Museum Days for Winter 2020 be sure to check out my tips on how to navigate free museum days. Because let’s be honest—it can be a MAD HOUSE!

 Free Chicago Museum Days Winter 2020

Thinking about investing in a museum membership? Here are the top ones for Chicagoland families.

Happy Exploring!


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