Illinois Free Days 2024

Illinois residents receive free Museum Entry1 on these upcoming dates:

August19, 20, 26, 27
September3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30

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Schedule is subject to change. More 2024 dates to be announced.

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 Illinois Free Days


Museum EntryFree*Free*
Coal Mine tour
Dissect an Eye
Fab Lab workshops
U-505 On-board Tour$18$14
007 Science: Inventing the 
World of James Bond
$16 (Mon-Thu ex. holidays)
$22 (Fri–Sun + holidays)
$11 (Mon-Thu ex. holidays)
$14 (Fri-Sun + holidays)

* Free for Illinois residents on select dates. No further Chicago residency discounts apply toward Illinois Free Day prices.