Free admission for Chicago museums, cultural institutions

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - Summer break is winding down for Chicago Public Schools students - but there is enough time to visit one of the city's museums.

Ten museums and other cultural attractions are offering free admission on select days beginning Sunday, August 28 through Saturday, September 3. That includes The Field Museum, Shedd Aquaruium and Museum of Science and Industry.

All CPS students will be eligible for free general admission with proof of student ID or a copy of their spring 2016 school report card. This will also grant students free admission for one adult to accompany them, with some sites providing free entrance for the entire family.

Chicago Public Schools resume classes on September 6.

For the full schedule on where free admission will be offered next week, please see the participating museums below:

  • Sunday, August 28
    • DuSable Museum of African American History - FREE for CPS Students + Family
  • Monday, August 29
    • Adler Planetarium - FREE for CPS Students + 1 Adult
    • Chicago History Museum - FREE for CPS Students + Family
    • Field Museum - FREE for CPS Students + Family
    • Shedd Aquarium - FREE for CPS Students + 1 Adult
  • Tuesday, August 30
    • Museum of Contemporary Art - FREE for CPS Students + Family
    • Chicago History Museum - FREE for CPS Students + Family
    • Shedd Aquarium - FREE for CPS Students + 1 Adult
  • Wednesday, August 31
    • Art Institute of Chicago - FREE for CPS Students + 1 Adult
    • Chicago History Museum - FREE for CPS Students + Family
    • Museum of Science & Industry - FREE for CPS Students + 1 Adult
  • Thursday, September 1
    • Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum - FREE for CPS Students + Family
  • Friday, September 2
    • National Museum of Mexican Art - FREE Admission Every Day
    • Nat'l Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture - FREE Admission Every Day
    • Lincoln Park Zoo - FREE Admission Every Day
  • Saturday, September 3
    • National Museum of Mexican Art - FREE Admission Every Day
    • Lincoln Park Zoo - FREE Admission Every Day
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