Museums & Attractions

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.

Adler Planetarium

Adler Planetarium Free Admission Days for Illinois Residents

Come explore the Adler Planetarium on free admission days and learn about countless galaxies, unfathomable distances, exploding stars, diamond planets, black holes and more....
Skating Ribbon at Maggie Daley Park

Ice Skating Ribbon at Maggie Daley Park

In the heart of downtown Chicago in Maggie Daley Park, with the City’s skyline as a backdrop, the Skating Ribbon winds through a rolling...
Illumination at the Morton Arboretum

Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum

Returning for its sixth year this November, the one of-a-kind winter experience Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum will awe and delight visitors...
Winter WonderFest

Winter Wonderfest at Navy Pier

Now in its 18th year, Chicago’s biggest and best indoor winter playground, Fifth Third Bank Winter WonderFest at Navy Pier. Packed with indoor family fun, this delightful...
Illinois Holocaust Museum Hologram

Illinois Holocaust Museum – New Interactive 3D Holograms

The acclaimed Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie provides a powerful, tactile, interactive -- and ultimately hopeful -- hologram experience, as real-life...
Field Museum Free Admission

The Field Museum Free Admission Days 2018

During the Field Museum free admission days, basic admission is free for Illinois residents with valid proof of residency*. See ticketed exhibitions and 3D films...
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...
Shedd Aquarium Free Admission Days

Shedd Aquarium Free Admission Days

Illinois residents enjoy FREE admission 52 days a year on the Shedd Aquarium free admission days. Experience unbelievable animals from around the world. FREE admission includes...
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...

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Chicago Artisan Market

Chicago Artisan Market at Morgan MFG – 100+ Artisans

Discover 100 of the Midwest's finest artisans at the Holiday Edition of the Chicago Artisan Market at Morgan Manufacturing. This curated market celebrates the...
China Lights

China Lights – a Chinese Lantern Festival

Dragons, glowing pagodas and iridescent pinwheels are coming to Boerner Botanical Gardens. It's all part of China Lights, a Chinese Lantern Festival that has been...
The Light In The Piazza with Renée Fleming

Renée Fleming Stars in Romantic Musical The Light in the Piazza

When a world-renowned and Tony-nominated artist like Renée Fleming stars in one of the most romantic musicals of all time, The Light in the...