Planning a visit your favorite Chicago museum anytime soon? Before you shell out for pricey entrance tickets, check to make sure you're not missing out on free admission days. Some of Chicago's top cultural institutions—including beloved spots like the Field Museum, Art Institute and Museum of Science and Industry—offer gratis entry on select dates for Illinois residents, offering up their world-class collections sans expensive ticket prices. No upcoming free dates at your museum of choice? For even more free things to do in Chicago, take a look through all the other local museums that are free or donation-only year-round. Consult our list of upcoming free days and perennially free museums in Chicago below and get ready to save some cash.
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