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May 2020

First Free Sundays at Chicago Children’s Museum

May 3, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until December 6, 2020

Chicago Children’s Museum, 700 E Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
Free

The first Sunday of every month, visitors 15 and under receive free admission. Groups of 18 or more must register for First Free Sundays by calling (312) 464-8249.

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Chicago History Museum Free Days

May 5, 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 30, 2020

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until January 29, 2020

One event on March 4, 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on July 4, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614 United States
Free

The Museum is free to Illinois residents every Tuesday* from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.,​ Mondays and Wednesdays in January from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Museum admission is free for Illinois residents on Commemorative Days: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, March 4, and July 4. *Excludes May 12th and Tuesdays in July and August.

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Free Parking Day at Cantigny Park

May 6
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until December 2, 2020

Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60189 United States
Free

From March through December, parking is free the first Wednesday of each month. Parking is also free as on select holidays, including Veteran’s Day. Admission is always free!

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Art Institute Free Admission

May 6, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 31, 2020

The Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60603 United States
Free

General admission is free to Illinois residents every Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

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Play for All

May 9, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until May 9, 2020

Chicago Children’s Museum, 700 E Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
Free

Held the second Saturday of every month, Play For All (PFA) events invite children and families with disabilities to experience Chicago Children’s Museum’s inclusive, multisensory exhibits and programs. The museum opens 1 hour early, at 9 am, for pre-registered guests. The first 250 visitors to register receive free admission. Groups that register are also free, and we provide transportation. 2019-20 Play For All Events Registration is open now. Click on a date below. Saturday, March 14, 2020 Saturday, April 11,…

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Family Day: Every-body

May 9, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
Free

Celebrate queerness, disability, and bodies of all kinds inspired by "Christina Quarles" with Mikey Anderson, Lizz Ortiz, and more. Family Days are free monthly programs for kids and their grown-ups. Enjoy free admission while taking part in workshops, open-studio sessions, gallery tours, and performances, all designed and led by Chicago artists. Learn more: http://bit.ly/35aRSmz

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Adler Planetarium Free Days

May 10, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until March 12, 2020

One event on April 20, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on April 21, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on April 22, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on April 23, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on May 10, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on May 11, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on May 12, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on May 13, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on May 14, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on May 15, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on May 16, 2020 at 9:00 am

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

Countless galaxies, unfathomable distances, exploding stars, diamond planets, black holes, there’s no way around it, space is freaking awesome! Come learn more at the Adler Planetarium during our Illinois Resident Discount Days—where Illinois residents receive FREE Musem Entry to the museum. Museum Entry provides access to all exhibitions and experiences (excluding the historic Atwood Sphere Experience and sky shows.*) *On Illinois Resident Discount Days, Illinois residents may also upgrade to a Museum Entry +2 pass at a discounted price and gain access to the Atwood Sphere Experience and any of…

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Adler Planetarium Free Days

May 11, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until March 12, 2020

One event on April 20, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on April 21, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on April 22, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on April 23, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on May 10, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on May 11, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on May 12, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on May 13, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on May 14, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on May 15, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on May 16, 2020 at 9:00 am

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

Countless galaxies, unfathomable distances, exploding stars, diamond planets, black holes, there’s no way around it, space is freaking awesome! Come learn more at the Adler Planetarium during our Illinois Resident Discount Days—where Illinois residents receive FREE Musem Entry to the museum. Museum Entry provides access to all exhibitions and experiences (excluding the historic Atwood Sphere Experience and sky shows.*) *On Illinois Resident Discount Days, Illinois residents may also upgrade to a Museum Entry +2 pass at a discounted price and gain access to the Atwood Sphere Experience and any of…

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