Smithsonian Magazine’s “Museum Day Live” is an annual event in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live ticket for free. A ticket is good for you and one guest.
This year, Museum Day Live is being held Saturday, Sept, 23, 2017, and nearly 20 museums in Illinois are participating. They include:
- Adler Planetarium in Chicago
- Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago
- Aurora Regional Fire Museum in Aurora
- National Hellenic Museum in Chicago
- The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago
- Chicago History Museum in Chicago
- The Morton Arboretum in Lisle
You do have to fill out a form in advance to receive your two free tickets. More info here. Finally, don’t forget to check out the Go West Guide to Visiting Chicago-Area Zoos and Museums for Free for special admission hints all year long!