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The Museum of Science and Industry is offering free weekday admission in September

Zach Long
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Zach Long
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Haven't been to a museum lately? During the month of September, the Museum of Science and Industry is offering free admission for Illinois residents on every weekday, beginning today. That means anyone with a state ID (or proof of residency) can enjoy access to some of the Hyde Park institution's most classic exhibits, including the gigantic decommissioned U-505 submarine, a confusing mirror maze and a towering vortex simulator. 

While it's not included in the free museum entry, a trip to the Museum of Science and Industry also offers a chance to see "Brick by Brick," an exhibit that explores architecture and creativity through the use of Lego bricks. Tickets to the special exhibit are $9 for kids and $12 for adults and give you access to some amazing Lego models, including a 60-foot-long replica of the Golden Gate Bridge, a model of the International Space Station and a Lego rendering of Disney World’s iconic Cinderella Castle.

If you're able to take the day off of work on September 6–9, 12–16, 19–23 and 26–30, you might as well take advantage of free access to one of Chicago's best museums. Not a fan of science (or industry)? There are plenty of other free days at Chicago museums for you to check out.

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