By Marty Rosenbaum

If you’ve ever wanted to be a tourist in Chicago for a day, you can do so without any impact on your wallet.

Chicago’s renowned museums will be offering free admission days for Illinois residents in 2018. Several museums have free year-round admission regardless of where you’re from.

Curbed Chicago put together a list of free admission days in 2018 for Chicago museums. As a tip, these immensely popular days see busy crowds. Make sure to arrive early so you have plenty of time to see everything you want to see.

Take a look at a few highlighted dates and locations below.

Adler Planetarium

January 3, 4, 7-12, and 15-19
February 2, 5-9, and 19-22
June 21
August 27-31
September 9-16
October 8, 21, 24, 25
November 11, 12, 14, 15
December 1, 3-7, and 10

The Art Institute

Free admission for Illinois residents every Thursday from 5 PM – 8 PM.

Field Museum

January 3, 4, 15, 27, and 28
February 1-28
June 20-22

Museum of Contemporary Art

Free admission for Illinois residents every Tuesday.

Museum of Science and Industry

January 8–11, 15–18, 22–25, and 29–31
February 1, 5–8, 12–15, 20–22, and 26–27
March 14
June 4–7 and 11–12
September 4–6, 10–13, 17–20and 24–27
November 12


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