Most of the museums in Chicago are always free for their visitors.
There is plenty of them with history to know, so, if you have to adjust the budget while you do a visit on the beautiful city of Chicago, do not hesitate to visit these museums, that are available for those who want to spend a day of culture and knowledge. Although there are over 15 museums in Chicago, these are the most visited ones, that for sure will give you a good moment to spend in family or on your own.
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum
This wonderful museum is dedicated to Jane Addams, the first American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, she was born in Cedarville, Illinois. Also, she was the eighth of nine children from a local political leader and miller, who prospered and served as a state senator for more than 16 years and fought during the Civil War being an officer and friend of Abraham Lincoln. If you get to visit this place, leave a donation to honor its valuable history.
Money Museum at Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Have you ever seen in person a million dollars in 20-dollar bills? Well, in this free admission museum you have the opportunity to do so. In fact, you can also see the same amount of money in 1-dollar bills, as long as you and your friends (if they choose to share this experience with you) carry your own ID cards. The schedule is from 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M, and Monday through Friday. You can take advantage to their daily 30 minutes free tour.
Art Institute of Chicago
This wonderful museum is located at 111 S. Michigan, it has over 300,000 pieces of art, which honor every day the halls of the Art Institute of Chicago. If you are resident from Illinois, you will always have the chance to visit this museum each Thursday from 5:00PM to 8:00, as the admision there is free on that day, the only requisite is to bring your proof of residency and it will be enough (having your ID card is relevant as well). One of the biggest digital tourism magazines recognized this institute as the best museum in the world, in 2015. It is one of the best places to visit before the weekend ends. Don’t forget to have your respective selfies in the spaces nearby this museum and share them with the world.
The Museum of the Middle East Institute
Consider seriously to keep in mind this address if you want to spend one of the best times in your life: 1155 E. 58th Street. The permanent galleries of the ancient civilizations from Persia, Egypt, Israel, Anatolia, Syria, Nubia and Mesopotamia in from this museum are recognized worldwide, as well as the museum, of course. Bring yourself an amazing and unique time in those corridors, taking a view to the exhibit art and archeology of the ancient Near East that they have within its building. Donations are accepted in an urn set in the exit, nevertheless, is free to pass. The schedule is set from Tuesday to Saturday at 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M., except on Wednesday, that closed at 8:30 P.M. During Sunday opens from 12:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. It is closed on Monday, take forecasts considering this museum’s schedule to enjoy one of a great experience to have in Chicago.