Deals & Discounts at the Museums

Did you know that your library card can get you free or discounted admission to suburban museums? Our museum pass program has various special offers for 20 suburban museums. The most popular is of course the Brookfield Zoo (admits 2 people for free), but check out the rest of the museums here.

Looking for deals on Chicago museums? This is one of our most frequently asked questions, but those museums only offer similar deals to Chicago Public Library cardholders. Here are some of their upcoming free days for all Illinois residents:


Shedd Aquarium: February 25, 26, 27, 28

Adler Planetarium: February 26, 27, 28

Art Institute: Every Thursday from 5-8pm & children under 14 are always free. *NOTE – Teachers & Home School educators are entitled to free admission at any given time, though you must sign up for an educator voucher here.

Field Museum: Free throughout the entire month of February

Museum of Science and Industry: February 25, 26, 27, 28 *NOTE – Home School groups or families are also entitled to the educator discount program that is available to all other Illinois PreK-12 educators. Check it out here.

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