Musings of a Museum Fanatic: Chicago Museum Week

10.01.2015

Chicago Museum Week


Today the first ever Chicago Museum Week kicked off! Being a city that celebrates everything, has a festival and a week dedicated to everything under the sun I'm surprised it took so long! I'm happy that museums finally have their own.

From October 1 thru October 7th twelve Chicago museums have gotten together to offer some amazing deals and special events. With so many deals going on you'd be crazy not to head to the city and experience some of these great Chicago museums!

Adler Plantarium
$10 off any level of new membership

October 5, 6 and 7: free general admission for Illinois residents


The Field Museum
October 4: free general admission for Illinois residents

Chicago residents always receive $5 off general museum admission


National Museum of Mexican Art
15% discount at the museum shop

Enter a drawing for a chance to win a family membership


Art Institute of Chicago
October 1, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM: museum free for Illinois residents

Chicago residents always receive $5 off general museum admission
Illinois residents always receive $3 off general museum admission

Kids under 14 are always free!

Save $10 on new memberships!*

*$10 off Member, Member Plus and Premium Member memberships with the promo code 10MUSEUM. Visit artic.edu/joinaic


Lincoln Park Zoo
Fall Fest rides:

$3 for one ride
$27 for 10 rides
$51 for 20 rides
Pumpkins for sale daily throughout October

10% off memberships


National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture
Free admission


Chicago History Museum
$4 off admission

20% off purchases at North & Clark Café and Museum Store

20% off membership*

*Offer valid between October 1–7, 2015. May be purchased on site, by phone or online.

Adult group tours $8 admission per person with minimum group of 10 people.

Follow, like and connect with @ChicagoMuseum for your chance to win exciting prizes throughout Museum Week!


Museum of Contemporary Art
October 6: free to Illinois residents

Bring a receipt from another museum visited during Museum Week and receive 50% off a paid adult admission ticket


The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
October 1: museum free for Illinois residents (suggested donation day)

October 2–7: bring a receipt from your visit to another museum during Museum Week and get $5 off a paid adult admission ticket

Chance to win a LIFETIME membership to the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum!

10% off the entire gift shop

$15 off a 1-year membership — $45 for a $60 membership; new members only
$25 off a 2-year membership — $85 for a $110 membership; new members only


Shedd Aquarium
October 5 and 6: Illinois resident community discount days

Special discount offers on select Extraordinary Experiences

Member Appreciation Month: special programming and discounts for those who join


The DuSable Museum of African American History
2-for-1 admission

10% off store

Half off individual membership

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