Big Week: April 4 - 13

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By Michael Romain


Enjoy free admission to Chicago museums on Illinois resident discount days in April. (Dates are subject to change, so please confirm dates with each museum.) | Courtesy Austin Branch Library 

Art Institute of Chicago

Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Chicago Botanic Garden

Always free; parking is $20/car, $25/van


Chicago Children's Museum

First Sunday of every month for 

children 15 and younger

Target Free Family Nights, Thursdays 

from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Chicago History Museum

Tuesdays from 12:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


DuSable Museum of African
American History



Lincoln Park Zoo

Always free


Museum of Contemporary Art



National Museum of Mexican Art

Always free


National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture

Always free


Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum



Shedd Aquarium

April 22



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