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9:00 am

Shedd Aquarium Illinois Resident Free Day

September 21, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating until September 29, 2022

Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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Free

Tickets must be secured ahead of a visit on Shedd’s website or by phone: 312-939-2438. All adults must provide proof of residency in person when redeeming tickets at a discounted rate.

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5:00 pm

Oktoberfest

September 21, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until September 25, 2022

An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Friday, repeating until September 25, 2022

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until September 25, 2022

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until September 25, 2022

Camera Park (Glendale Heights), 101 E Fullerton Avenue
Glendale Heights, 60139

Join us September 15 - 25, 2022 for the Tenth Annual Glendale Heights Oktoberfest which will be held at Camera Park in Glendale Heights, Illinois. Experience live entertainment daily including strolling German “Oompah” entertainers in one of the most authentic festival tents. There will be a selection of German Beers and German Food. To round...

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4:00 pm

Adler Planetarium Illinois Resident Free Days

September 21, 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 29, 2022

Adler Planetarium, 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
Free

The Adler is excited to announce that we will be free for Illinois residents (with proof of residency) every Wednesday evening from 4-10 pm (our new Wednesday hours.) Stop by after work or school, or for date night and enjoy everything the Adler has to offer at night, for free as part of our Illinois...

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9:00 am

Field Museum Illinois Resident Free Day

September 21, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday and Wednesday, repeating until November 9, 2022

Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
Free

Free Admission Days are the perfect opportunity to explore our general admission exhibitions with your family or a group of science-loving friends. Or, use these days to check out special ticketed exhibitions or a 3D movie with a discounted Discovery or All-Access Pass. Tickets for Free Days are only available to Illinois residents on-site and...

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10:00 am

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art Museum Free Day

September 21, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until December 30, 2022

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art, 1220 Kensington Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523 United States
Free

Wednesdays are Free Admission Days sponsored by RBC Wealth Management.   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Museum Free Days.

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4:00 pm

Wild Wednesdays

September 21, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until September 29, 2022

Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 United States
Free

Join GPCA’s Nature Educators on Wednesday evenings this summer to explore and discover together! We will get our hands dirty, play, and discover new things about plants, animals and nature. This is an evening of imagination and exploration sure to make Wednesday the best day of the week. Adults and young ones can drop in...

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11:00 am

DuSable Museum of African American History Free Days

September 21, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until September 29, 2022

DuSable Museum of African American History, DuSable Museum of African American History
Chicago, IL 60637 United States
Free

DuSable Museum of African-American history is free to Illinois residents to visit on Wednesdays. We also give free admission to military and to first responders. That means Police, Fire, EMT’s. With valid ID. For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Museum Free Days.

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Drop-in Acorn Express Adventures

September 21, 11:00 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until October 28, 2022

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
$6 – $8

Join us on the Acorn Express for a family-friendly tram ride and adventure through the Arboretum. We’ll seek out fun destinations to hike, make a craft, and explore new topics each week. Weather permitting. Recommended for families with children 2 years old and older. Tram tickets are available at the Information Desk in the Visitor...

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10:00 am

Open Nature Play Day

September 21, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until October 28, 2022

Dan Ryan Woods, 83rd and Western Ave
Chicago, IL United States
Free

Bring your little one for open nature play time. Enjoy the Dan Ryan Woods Nature Play space while helping your children connect with nature. Enjoy stories, art, and exploration each time.

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4:00 pm

Family Pond Paddle

September 21, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on September 21, 2022 at 4:00 pm

Trailside Museum of Natural History, 738 Thatcher Ave
River Forest, IL 60305 United States
Free

Families, enjoy an evening out paddling on Thatcher Glen Pond located at the Trailside Museum of Natural History. Instruction, sanitized equipment and kayaks provided. Registration is required.

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6:00 pm

Bingo Nights

September 21, 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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One event on October 19, 2022 at 6:00 pm

Bartlett Community Center, 700 S Bartlett Road
Bartlett, IL 60103 United States
$1

Enjoy a fun night out of the house and enjoy an affordable, fun, family night of bingo. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Winners must be 18 years or older to claim prizes. Prizes include various items, passes and gift cards. Pre-registration is not required.

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11:00 am

Casting on the Pier

September 21, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until September 29, 2022

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Dr.
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
Included in general admission

Our team of skilled and friendly volunteers will be outside on the North Pond Casting Pier to teach both spin and fly casting to participants of all ages. As always, participation is on a first come, first serve basis and volunteers always do their best to accommodate everyone depending on demand. This program is mask-friendly,...

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7:00 pm

Pajama Storytime

September 21, 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
La Grange Public Library, 10 W. Cossitt Avenue
La Grange, IL 60525 United States
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Free

Snuggle up to some great stories and songs! If you’d like, wear your P.J.s and bring something to cuddle.

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Dads of Steele Presents The Goonies

September 21, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tivoli Theater, 5021 Highland
Downers Grove, IL 60515 United States
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Free

Dads of Steele is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving families in DuPage County with the mission to strengthen families and communities by encouraging and equipping dads to be more fully present in their children’s lives. We will be showing The Goonies at 7 pm. This will be a fun, FREE event for parents to...

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