Illinois Free Days 2023

Illinois residents receive free Museum Entry1 on these dates:

January 20239–11, 16–18, 23–25, 30–31
February1–2, 6–9, 13–14, 16, 21
March1, 6, 14 
April18, 22
May4, 9, 17–18
June1, 6–7, 19
September5–6, 10–12, 15, 17–20, 26
October4–5, 9
November1, 8

Pricing is applied at checkout. Schedule is subject to change.

1 No further Chicago residency discounts apply. Limited to six children (under 18) admitted per one accompanying adult. (See chaperone ratios and policies for School-led Field Trips and Groups of 15+.) Giant Dome Theater films and certain special experiences are not included in Museum Entry, and require separate admission. (See Ticket Prices on Illinois Free Days and Parking.)

Ticket Prices on Free Days


Museum EntryFreeFree
Coal Mine tour
Dissect an Eye
Fab Lab workshops
U-505 On-board Tour$18$14
Pompeii: The Exhibition$18$14

No further Chicago residency discounts apply on Free Day prices.