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Chicago museums, zoos, public spaces & special events attract and amaze visitors from around the world.

Find information on Chicago area museums & attractions including:  popular exhibits, free museum days, holiday lights and city festivals.

Field Museum Free Days

The Field Museum – Free Admission Days

On Free Admission Days at the Field Museum, basic admission is free for Illinois residents with valid proof of residency*. See ticketed exhibitions and...
The Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago – Free Admission Days

At the Art Institute of Chicago, free hours are offered to Illinois residents every Thursday. Proof of residence is required. Free Thursday Evenings: General admission is...
Wheel Wednesday at the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel

Wheel Wednesday: Free Rides on Navy Pier Ferris Wheel

On select Wednesdays throughout the year, enjoy a free ride on the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel, Centennial Wheel. Navy Pier’s Wheel Wednesday series is an...
Zanies

Zanies – Chicago’s Original Comedy Club

  With national headliners, seven days a week, Zanies, Chicago's original home for stand up comedy, has been sharing laughs since 1978. When Zanies in Chicago first...
Chicago Auto Show - Cadillac Escala concept car

Chicago Auto Show – the Nation’s Largest Auto Show

First staged in 1901, the Chicago Auto Show is the largest auto show in North America and has been held more times than any...
vfish Designs Warehouse Sale

Shop the vfish Designs Warehouse Sale

For one night only, grab some friends and head over to the West Loop to shop the vfish Designs Warehouse Sale, where select styles...
Chicago CityPASS

Chicago CityPASS – Save Time and Money

Chicago CityPASS is the best deal in the Windy City, giving you discounted admission to five of the city's premier attractions. The Chicago CityPASS...
Museum of Science and Industry Free Days

Museum of Science and Industry Free Days for IL Residents

Offered to Illinois residents, enjoy Museum of Science and Industry free days throughout the year with valid proof of residency. 2018 Museum of Science and...
Park at Wrigley

Park at Wrigley – Wrigleyville’s Town Square

  Sitting in the heart of Wrigleyville, the Park at Wrigley offers a beautiful open-air destination for farmers markets, community events, festivals, dining and much...
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Free Days

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Free Admission Days

At the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, free admission days for Illinois residents are on Tuesdays, year-round with proof of residency. The Museum of Contemporary...

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Chicago Artisan Market – 100+ Vendors at Morgan Manufacturing

Discover more than 100 of Chicago's finest artisans at the Chicago Artisan Market at Morgan Manufacturing. This curated marketplace celebrates the ingenuity of independent,...
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The Great American Lobster Fest at Navy Pier

For the fifth year in a row, the Midwest's largest seafood festival, the Great American Lobster Fest, returns for a Labor Day weekend's worth...
Heartbreak Hotel

Heartbreak Hotel – Prequel to Record-Setting Million Dollar Quartet

Heartbreak Hotel follows the tender story of Elvis Presley in the early years of his burgeoning career as he and Sam Phillips create the music...