Museum Guide

Natural History and Science MuseumArt MuseumsChildren’s MuseumsZoos and Gardens

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Natural History and Science Museums:

Adler Planetarium

Hours: M-F 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Sat. and Sun. 9:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

Admission Average: $12-$35

Admission | Directions | Exhibitions

Elgin Public Museum

Hours: Summer Hours – Between Memorial Day and Labor Day
T-Sun. 12:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. and Closed Monday

Non-Summer Hours -Between Labor Day and Memorial Day
Sat.-Sun.12:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. and Closed M-F

Admission Average: $2 General Admission, $1 Children under 12 free

Directions | Exhibitions | Permanent Exhibitions

Field Museum

Hours: Every day 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. last admission at 4

Open every day except Christmas

Admission Average: $18-$31

Admission | Directions | Exhibitions

International Museum of Surgical Science

Hours: T-F 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. and Sat. & Sun. 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Admission Average: $7-$15

Closed on Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.

Free every Tuesday

Admission | Directions | Exhibitions

John G. Shedd Aquarium

Hours: Weekdays 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Saturday and Sunday 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

Summer Hours: Beginning June 12th every day 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

Admission Average: $8-$35.95

Admission |  Directions  | Exhibitions 

Museum of Science and Industry

Hours: Every day 9:30 A.M. to 4 P.M.

Summer Hours until September 6th: Every day 9:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M.

Open everyday except Christmas

Admission Average $18-$36 depending upon add-ons with U-505, Wow Tour, OmniMax, and Coal Mine Exhibit – Special Exhibits extra

Admission | Directions | Exhibitions 

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum of the Chicago Academy of Sciences

Hours: M-F 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.,  and Sat.- Sun. 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Open everyday except the First Friday in May, Thanksgiving, and Christmas

Admission Average: $6-$9

Free every Thursday-Donations excepted

Admission | Directions | Exhibitions

Sci-Tech Museum

Hours: T-F 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M., Sat. 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M., and Closed Monday and Sunday

Admission Average: $8 for Adults, $7 for Seniors, Children 3 and under free

Directions

Art Museums

Art Institute

Hours: M-W 10:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Thursday 10:30 A.M. to 8 P.M., and F-Sun. 10:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Open everyday except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day

Admission Average: $17 to $23, Children under 14 Free

Free every Thursday evening from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

Admission | Directions  | Current Exhibitions

The Arts Club of Chicago

Hours: M-F 11:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Sat. 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Admission Average: Free admission every day

Directions | Exhibitions

Chicago Cultural Center

Hours: M-Th. 9:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M., Friday 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M., Sat. 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M., and Sunday 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

Closed most major national and Chicago holidays

Admission Average: Free admission every day

Directions | Current Exhibitions

Chicago Design Museum

Hours: T-Sat. 12:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.  Closed Sunday and Monday

Admission: Free

Current Exhibitions

DePaul Art Museum

Hours: W-Th. 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M., F 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., and Sat.-Sun. 12:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Closed Monday and Tuesday

Admission Average: Free admission every day

Directions | Current Exhibitions

Elmhurst Art Museum 

Hours: Tues-Thurs 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Friday 10:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M., Sat.-Sun. 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., and Closed Monday

Closed for Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, November 25, December 24, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day

Admission Average: $8 Children under 18 free

Free every Friday

Admission | DirectionsCurrent Exhibitions

Evanston Art Center

Hours: M-Th. 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M., F 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M., Sat. 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., and Sun. 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Admission Average: Free admission every day

Directions | Current Exhibitions 

Gage Gallery

Hours: M-F 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Sat. 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., and Closed Sunday

Admission Average: Free admission every day

Directions | Current Exhibitions

Gallery 400

Hours: T-F 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.,  Sat. 12:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M., and Closed Sunday, Monday

Admission Average: Free admission every  day

Directions | Current Exhibitions

Graham Foundation

Hours: W-Sat. 11:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M., and Closed Sunday, Monday, Tuesday

Admission Average: Free admission every day

Directions | Current Exhibitions

Hyde Park Art Center

Hours: M-Thurs 10:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. ,Friday-Sat. 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., and Sunday 12:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.m.

Admission Average: Free every day for Gallery viewing

Directions | Current Exhibitions

National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture

Hours: T-F 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Sat. 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. and Closed Sunday, Monday

Admission Average: Free admission every day

Directions | Current Exhibitions

Illinois State Museum – Chicago Gallery

Hours: M-F 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Admission Average: Free admission every day

Directions | Current Exhibitions

Intuit – The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art

Hours: Tues-Sat. 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.,  Thursday 11:00 A.M. to 7:30 P.M., Sun. 12:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. and Closed Monday

Admission Average: $5 Children under 12 free

Directions| Current Exhibitions

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art

Hours: T-Sat. 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Sun. 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M., and Closed Monday

Admission Average: $5 for Adults, $4 for Seniors, $3 for Students and Teen $2 for Children 7-12, and Children under 7 free

Free every Friday

Directions | Current Exhibitions

LUMA Loyola University Museum of Art

Hours: Tues. 11:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M., Wed. through Sunday 11:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M., and Closed Monday

Admission Average: $8

Free every Tuesday

Directions | Current Exhibitions

Mary Leigh Block Museum of Art

Hours: Tues, Sat., Sun 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. and Wed., Thurs., and Friday 10:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M., and Closed Monday

Admission Average: Free admission every day, suggested donation $5

Closed Quarterly

Directions | Current Exhibitions

Museum of Contemporary Art

Hours: Tues. 10:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M., Wed-Sun 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., and Closed Monday

Admission Average: $7-$12 Children under 12 free

Free every Tuesday for Illinois residents

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day

Directions | Current Exhibitions

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Hours: M-Sat 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Th 10:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M., and Sun. 12:00 P.M. to 5 P.M.

Admission Average: Free admission every day

The MoCP is closed when Columbia College Chicago is closed, including all major holidays.

The MoCP is also closed between exhibitions for installation.

Current Exhibitions

National Museum of Mexican Art

Hours: Tu-Sun 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. and Closed Monday

Admission Average: Free admission every day

Closed: New Year’s Day, Fourth of July, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day

Directions | Current Exhibitions 

National Veterans Art Museum

Hours: T-Sat. 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. and Closed Sunday, Monday

Admission Average: Free admission every day

Directions | Current Exhibitions

Puerto Rican Arts Alliance

Gallery Hours: T-F 10:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., Sat.-Sun. 10:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M., and Closed Monday

Admission Average: Free admission everyday

Exhibits

Renaissance Society

Hours: T-Fri 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Sat-Sun 12:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M., and Closed Monday

Admission Average: Free admission every day

Directions | Current Exhibitions

Smart Museum of Art

Hours: T-Sun 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Th 10:00 A.M. to 8 P.M., and Closed Monday

Admission Average: Free admission every day

Directions | Current Exhibitions

Sullivan Galleries

Hours: T-Sat. 11:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. and Closed Sunday, Monday

Admission Average: Free admission every day

Directions | Current Exhibitions

Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art

Hours: Wed-Sun 12:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. and Closed Monday, Tuesday

Admission Average: Free admission every day

Current Exhibitions 

Woman Made Gallery

Hours: W-F 12:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., Sat. & Sun. 12:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M., and Closed Monday, Tuesday

Admission Average: Free admission every day

Current Exhibitions

Children’s Museums

Bronzeville Children’s Museum

Hours: T-Sat. 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. and Closed Sunday, Monday

Tours: at 10:00 A.M., 11:00 A.M., 12:00 P.M., 1:00 P.M., and 2:00 P.M.-Only way to see museum exhibits

Admission Average: $5 per person

Exhibitions

Brunk Children’s Museum of Immigration – See Swedish American Museum (Cultural and Ethnic Museums)

Chicago Children’s Museum

Hours: Open daily 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. and Thursday 10:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.

Summer Hours: M-W 10:00 A.M. to 5;00 P.M., Thursday 10:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M., Friday 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M., and Sat.-Sun. 10:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Admission Average: $14 General Admission, $13 Seniors

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

Free  every Thursday from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

Directions| Exhibitions

Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn

Hours: T-Sat. 9:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Sun. 12:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M., Closed Monday

Admission Average: $8 General Admission, $6 Seniors, Children under 1 free

Directions | Exhibitions

DuPage Children’s Museum

Hours: M 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M., T-Th. 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., F 9:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M., Sat. 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Sun. 12:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. and every third Thursday open till 8:00 P.M.

Admission Average: $11.00 General Admission, $10.00 Seniors (60 and up), Children under 1 free

Directions | Exhibitions

Exploration Station

Hours:

September – March
Closed Mondays (except special holidays)
M-Saturday:
10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Sundays: 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Closed Mondays

Donation Tuesday and Thursday after 1:30 P.M.

June-August
All other hours the same. Monday: 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Admission Average: $7 General Admission, $6 Seniors, Children under 1 free

Directions | Exhibitions

KidsWork Children’s Museum

Hours: T-F. 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M., Sat. 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Sun. 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., and Closed Monday

Summer Hours: Open Monday 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. All other hours the same.

Admission Average: $7 General Admission, $6 Seniors, Children under 1 free

Directions | Exhibitions

Kohl Children’s Museum

Hours: M 9:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. (9:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. June through August), T-Sat. 9:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. , Sun. 12:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Closed all major holidays

Admission Average: $11 General Admission, $10 Seniors, Children under 1 free

Directions | Exhibitions

Wonder Works

Hours: M & W-Sat. 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Sun. 12:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M., and Closed Tuesday

Closed on July 4, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day

Shorter hours on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Christmas Eve, News Year’s Eve and days on which District 97 does not have school.

Admission Average: $6 General Admission, Children under 1 free

Directions | Exhibitions

Zoos and Gardens

Brookfield Zoo

Hours: Every day 9:30 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

Admission Average: $11.95 to $16.95 plus add-ons for Play Zoo, Children’s Zoo, Dolphin Presentation, Motor Safari, and Parking

Admission | Directions | Exhibitions

Lincoln Park Zoo

Hours:

November–March
10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (gates open 7a.m.–5 p.m.)

April–May 
10 a.m.–5 p.m. (gates open 7 a.m.–6 p.m.)

Memorial Day–Labor Day (May 24–September 1)
Weekdays 10 a.m.–5 p.m. (gates open 7 a.m.–6 p.m.)
Weekends 10 a.m.–6:30 p.m. (gates open 7 a.m.–7 p.m.)

September–October
10 a.m.–5 p.m. (gates open 7 a.m.–6 p.m.)

Admission Average: Free admission every day, Parking fees extra

Directions | Exhibitions

Chicago Botanic Garden

Hours: Times vary check chart

Admission Average: $25 per car on the weekdays, $30 per car on the weekends Admission is free every day of the wekk

Directions | Exhibitions | Explore the Garden

Garfield Park Conservatory

Hours: Daily 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., W. 9:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.

Admission Average: Free admission every day

Directions | Explore the Garden

Lincoln Park Conservatory

Hours: Daily 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Admission Average: Free admission every day

Explore the Garden

Morton Arboretum

Hours: Times vary check chart 

Admission Average: $12 Adults, $11 Seniors, $9 Children 2-17, and Children under 1 free

Wednesday Discount Day – $8 Adults, $7 Seniors, $6 Children 2-17

Directions | Explore the Trees | Explore the Gardens

Libraries

Harold Washington Library

Hours: M-Th 9:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M., F-Sat. 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Sun. 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Admission Average: Free admission every day

Directions |  Exhibits

Newberry Library

Hours: Exhibition Galleries – M, F, Sat. 8:15 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., T- Th. 8:15 A.M. to 7:00 P.M., and Closed Sunday

Admission Average: Free admission every day

Directions | Exhibits

Poetry Foundation

Hours: M-F 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Admission Average: Free admission

Directions | Exhibitions

Pritzker Military Library

Hours: T – Th 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M., F & Sat. 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., and Closed Sunday, Monday

Admission Average: $5 General admission

Directions | Exhibits

History Museums

Aurora Regional Fire Museum

Hours: Th-Sat. 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. and Closed Sunday through Wednesday

Admission Average: Free admission every day – Suggested Donation $5 General Admission, $3 Children

Directions | Exhibits

Cantigny Park – 1st Division Museum & Robert R. McCormick Museum

Hours: Vary by season and museum. Check chart

Admission Average: $5 per car

Directions | Exhibits

Chicago Architecture Foundation

Hours:

Atrium Gallery

Every day 9:30 A.M. to 6:30 P.M.

ArcelorMittal CitySpace Gallery

Every day 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

Admission Average: Free admission every day

Directions | Exhibitions  | Programs | Tours

Chicago Bridge House Museum

Hours: Open May through October

Th.-M 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. and Closed Tuesday, Wednesday

Admission Average: $5 General Admission, $4 Seniors, $4 Children 6 to 12, Children under 5 free

Directions | Exhibits

Chicago History Museum

Hours: M-Sat. 9:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. and Sunday 12:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Admission Average: $14 Adults, $12 Seniors and Student 13-22, and Children under 12 free

Directions | Exhibitions 

Edgewater Historical Society

Hours: Sat.-Sun. 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. and Closed M-F

Admission Average: Free admission every day

Exhibitions 

Elmhurst Historical Museum

Hours: T-Sun. 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. and Closed Monday

Admission Average: Free admission every day except program fees

Directions | Exhibitions

Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park 

Hours: Sun-Fri. 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. and Sat. 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Admission Average: $15 Adults, $13 Seniors and Students under 18 and with ID, Children under 5 free, Price includes museum and birthplace

Website

Hyde Park Historical Society

Hours: Sat.-Sun. 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Admission Average: Free admission every day

Website

Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center

Hours: Every day 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. and W 10:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.

Admission Average: $12 General Admission, $8 Seniors and Students(12-22), $6 Children (5-11), Children under 5 free

Not recommended for Children under 9

Directions | Exhibitions

Illinois Railway Museum

Hours: Sat.-Sun. 10:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Grounds – 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M., M-F 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., and Ground – 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Admission Average: $7-$14

Admission | Directions | Train Schedules

Isle a la Cache Museum

Hours: T-Sat. 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Sun. 12:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M., and Closed Monday

Admission Average: Free admission every day

Exhibitions

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum

Hours: T-F 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Sun. 12:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M., and Closed Saturday, Monday

Admission Average: Free admission every day

Directions | Exhibitions 

Joliet Area Historical Museum

Hours: T-Sat. 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Sun. 12:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M., and Closed Monday

Admission Average: $6 Adults, $5 Seniors, $4 Students with ID, $3 Children 3-17, and Children under 3 free

Directions | Exhibitions

Joliet Iron Works

Hours: Everyday 8:00 A.M. to Sunset

Admission Average: Free admission every day

Website 

Lake County Discovery Museum

Hours: M-Sat. 10:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. and Sun. 1:00 P.m. to 4:30 P.M.

Admission Average: $2.50-$6

Admission | Directions | Exhibits

Leather Archives & Museum

Hours: Th-F 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M., Sat.-Sun. 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., and Closed M-W

Admission Average: $10.00 General Admission, $5 Students and Seniors

Directions |  Exhibits

Money Museum

Hours: M-F 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Admission Average: Free admission every day

Website 

Museum of Broadcast Communications

Hours: T-Sat. 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. and Closed Sunday, Monday

Admission Average: $12 Adults, $10 Seniors, $6 Children

Directions | Exhibitions

Pullman Historic District

Hours: T-Sun. 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. and Closed Monday

Admission Average: Free admission every day on self guided walking tour and $10 General Admission for guided walking tour every first Sunday of the month beginning at 1:30 P.M.

Guided Tours run May through September.

Tours | Directions | The Town

Rogers Park and West Ridge Historical Society

Hours: Sat. 1:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., Sun. 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M., and W. 1:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Admission Average: Free admission every day

Programs

Smith Museum of Stained Glass – Under Construction

Hours: Sun.-Th 10:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. and Fri.-Sat. 10:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M.

Admission Average: Free admission every day

Directions | Exhibitions | Brochure

Theatre Historical Society of America

By appointment only.

Website

Living History Museums

The Grove

Hours:

Buildings and Grounds – M-F 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. and Sat.-Sun. 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Admission Average: Free admission every day

Buildings | Programs

Blackberry Farm

Hours:

May
Monday to Friday: 9:30 a.m. to noon
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

June to August
Monday to Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

September
Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

October
Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Columbus Day: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Admission Average: $4.50-$8

Admission | The Farm

Kline Creek Farm

Hours: Farm and Visitor Center – Th.-M 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. and Closed Tuesday, Wednesday

Admission Average: Free admission every day

Buildings

Naper Settlement

Hours:

Summer (April 1- October 31) T-Sat. 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. and Sun. 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Winter (November 1-March 31) T-F 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Admission Average: $4-$12 depending upon season

Admission | Directions | Exhibits | Buildings

Volkening Heritage Farm

Hours: Summer (April 1- October 31) Farm & Visitor Center – T-F 9:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. and Sat.-Sun. 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. and Closed Monday

Farm Grounds & Trails – Every day 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.

Winter (November 1-March 31) Farm & Visitor Center – Grounds open special program for groups by appointment

Farm Grounds & Trails – Closed December 1 to March 1 Special programs for groups by appointment

Admission Average: Free admission every day

The Farm

Wagner Farm

Hours: M-Sat. 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. and Sun. 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

Admission Average: Free admission every day

The Farm

Cultural and Ethnic Museums

Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture

Hours: Every day 10:00 A.M to 4:00 P.M.

Admission Average: $9 Adults, $7 Seniors and Students, $3 Children under 12

Directions | Exhibitions

Cambodian American Heritage Museum and Killing Fields Memorial 

Hours: T-F 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Sat.-Sun. 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. By Appointment Only, and Closed Monday

Admission Average: $6 Adults, $4 Seniors and Students, Children under 12 free

Directions | Exhibitions

Chicago Cultural Center – See Art Museums

Chinese American Museum of Chicago

Hours: T-F 9:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. and Sat.-Sun. 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Admission Average: $5 General Admission, $3 Seniors and Students

Directions | Exhibitions 

Dank Haus German American Cultural Center

Hours: Sat. 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. or by appointment

Admission Average: Free admission every day

Exhibits

DuSable Museum of African American History

Hours: T-Sat. 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. and Sun. 12:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Admission Average: $10 Adults, $7 Seniors and Students, $3 Children 6-11, Children under 5 free

Free every Sunday

Directions | Exhibitions | Self-Guided Tour

Institute of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture – See Art Museums

Irish Heritage Center

Hours:  Museum only open during special programming, art gallery, and docent led tours only

Admission Average: Free admission everyday

Exhibits

Mitchell Museum of the American Indian

Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Th. 10:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M., Sun. 12:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M., and Closed Monday

Admission Average: $5 Adults, $3 Seniors, Children, and Teachers

Directions | Exhibits

National Hellenic Museum

Hours: M,W,F 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Th 10:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M., Sat.-Sun. 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., and Closed Tuesday

Admission Average: $10 General Admission, $8 Seniors and Students, $7 Children 3-12, Children under 3 free

Directions | Exhibits

National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame

Hours: M-Sat. 12:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. and Closed Sunday

Admission Average: $5 Adults, $4 Seniors, $3 Children

DirectionsExhibits

National Museum of Mexican Art – See Art Museums

Puerto Rican Arts Alliance – See Art Museums

Polish Museum of America

Hours: F-Tues. 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., W 11:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M., and Closed Thursday

Admission Average: $7 Adults, $6 Seniors and Students over 9

Directions | Exhibits

Spertus: A Center for Jewish Learning & Culture

Sun., M, Wed. 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Th. 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M., F 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M., and Closed Saturday

Admission Average:  Free admission everyday

Directions | Exhibits

Swedish American Museum

Hours:

General Museum:

  • M- F 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
  • Sat.-Sun. 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Children’s Museum:

  • M – Thurs. 1;00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
  • F 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
  • Sat.- Sun. 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Admission Average: $4 Adults, $3 Seniors, Students, Children 1 and over, $10 for a family of four

Exhibits | Children’s Museum

The Oriental Institute

Hours: T-Sat., Sun. 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Wed. evening till 8:00 P.M., and Closed Monday

Admission Average: Free admission everyday – Suggested Donation – $7 General Admission and $4 Children under 12

Directions | Exhibits | Temporary Exhibits

House Museums

Charnley-Persky House

Hours: Guided Tours – Wed. 12:00 P.M., Sat. 10:00 A.M. and 12:00 P.M.

Admission Average: $10 Adults, $8 Senior, Student, $5 Children 5-12

Free Admission on Wednesdays

Directions | History

Clarke House Museum

Hours: Guided Tour – Wed-Fri 1:00 P.M. and 3:00 P.M.

Free Admission every day.

Check here for most up-to-date tour times.

Driehaus Museum

Hours: T-Sun. 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. and Closed Monday

Guided Tours: $5 extra, T-Sat. 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M., Sun. 1:30 P.M. and 3:00 P.M.

Admission Average: $20 General Admission, $12.50 Seniors, $10 Students, Children 10-17, not recommended for Children under 9

Programs | Exhibits | Location

Farnsworth House

Hours: Vary check chart for times and tickets

Admission Average: $20 plus handling fees

Photo Gallery | History

Glessner House Museum

Hours:

Glessner House: Guided Tours Wed.-Sun. 11:30 A.M., 1:00 P.M. and 2:30 P.M.

Admission Average: One house tour – $15 Adult, $12 Senior, Student, $8 Children 5-12, Children under 5 free

Free admission on Wednesdays

Directions |  Explore

Frank Lloyd Wright – Houses and Buildings

Houses

Bach House

Hours: Wednesday and Thursday 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Tours operate only May through October. Check schedule for specific dates.

Admission Average: $12 Adults, $10 Students, Seniors, Military

Tickets  | Directions

Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio

Guided Interior Tour Only

Hours: M-F 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. and Sat.-Sun. 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. tours every 20 minutes

Tours last 45-60 minutes

Admission Average: $17 General Admission, $14 Student 4-17, Senior, Children under 3 free

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Robie House

Guided Interior Tour Only

Hours: Th-M 10:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. and Closed Tuesday, Wednesday

Tours last 45-60 minutes last tour at 3:00 P.M.

Admission Average: $17 General Admission, $14 Student 4-17, Senior, Children under 3 free

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Buildings

The Rookery

Guided Tour Only

Hours: M, T, Th, F 12:00 P.M. 30 minute tour and Wed. 12:00 P.M. 45 minute tour

Admission Average: $7-$12

Tickets | Directions

Unity Temple

Hours: M, W, Th,F 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M., Sat. 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M., and Closed Sunday and Tuesday

Guided and Self Guided Tours

Admission Average: $15 General Admission, $12 Seniors, Students, Children under 5 free

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