Free Days at Chicago Museums in January

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

Adler Planetarium

  • January 7, 8, 9, 20, 21 and 22

Art Institute of Chicago

  • Wednesday evenings 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

  • Tuesdays from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • January 20

DuSable Museum of African American History

  • Tuesdays

Field Museum

  • January 8, 15, 20, 22 and 29

Lincoln Park Zoo

  • Always free

Museum of Contemporary Art

  • Tuesdays

Museum of Science and Industry

  • January 6-9, 13-16, 20-23 and 27-30

National Museum of Mexican Art

  • Always free

National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture

  • Always free

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

  • Thursdays

Shedd Aquarium

  • January 16-20

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