Free Days at Chicago Museums in December

Enjoy free admission to Chicago museums on Illinois resident discount days in December. (Dates are subject to change, so please confirm dates with each museum.)

Adler Planetarium

  • December 2, 3, 7, 12 and 13

Art Institute of Chicago

  • Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Chicago Children’s Museum

  • First Sunday of every month for children 15 and younger

Chicago History Museum

  • December 3 and 10 from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

DuSable Museum of African American History

  • Tuesdays

Lincoln Park Zoo

  • Always free

Museum of Contemporary Art

  • Tuesdays

National Museum of Mexican Art

  • Always free

National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture

  • Always free

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

  • Thursdays

Shedd Aquarium

  • December 4

In partnership with Museums in the Park, we offer free Kids Museum Passports to cultural institutions.