Who doesn’t love free? I’ve rounded up a list of Chicago museums that are free for the month of February. I’ve also included a review of those museums we have visited. As always, please confirm before going to the museum. Enjoy!

Art Institute of Chicago

Where: 11 S. Michigan Avenue
When: Free general admission for Illinois residents on Thursday evenings
Through Tuesday, February 10, museum admission is free to Illinois residents every weekday—all day long. Kids 13 and under are always free.
Tip: Admission to the Ryan Education Center is always free.

Chicago Children’s Museum

 

Where: 700 E. Grand Avenue (Navy Pier)
When: Free 5-8 p.m. every Thursday and the first Sunday of every month for kids 15 and under. Always free to children under 1.
Click here for our review of the museum.

 

 

Chicago History Museum

Where: 1601 N. Clark St
When: Free general admission Mondays to Fridays for the entire month
Tip: Always free for children 12 and under

Field Museum of Natural History

Where: 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive
When: Free general admission for Illinois residents every day for the month of February.

Museum of Contemporary Art

 

Where: 220 E. Chicago Ave
When: Free general admission for Illinois residents on Tuesdays; children 12 and under are free every day.
Other ways to save: From October through May, the second Saturday of the month is free for families with children 12 and under.
Click here for our review of the museum’s Family Fun Day.

Museum of Science and Industry

 

Where: 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive
When: Free admission for kids 3-11 all month long (two free kids tickets permitted per purchase of one paying adult). Note: Voucher for free Kids Museum Entry must be printed in advance and redeemed on-site at the Museum ticket counter; they cannot be used for online ticketing.
Click here, here, and here for our review of the museum.

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

 

Where: 2430 N. Cannon Drive
When: Free general admission for Illinois residents on Thursdays (donations accepted)
Tip: Children under 3 free
Click here and here for our review of the museum.

 

Shedd Aquarium

 

Where: 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive
When: Free general admission for Illinois residents on the following days – February 2, 3, 9, 10, 13, 14 , 15, 16, 17, 23, 24
Other ways to save: Shedd participates in the City Pass program and Great Kids Museum Passport
Click here for our review of the museum.