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Free admission days in February for Chicago museums, aquarium, planetarium

Beluga Whale at the Shedd Aquarium.

CHICAGO —Looking for indoor activities to pass the wintry month of February? Chicago’s museums, aquarium and planetarium are hosting a number of free general admission days for Illinois residents. All you need is proof of residency.

Field Museum free general admission days:

  • February 1-28, including President’s Day!

The Field Museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. To plan your visit, check out

Museum of Science and Industry free general admission days:

  • Monday-Thursday, Feb. 4–7
  • Monday-Thursday, Feb. 11–14
  • Tuesday-Thursday, Feb. 19–21
  • Monday-Thursday, Feb. 25–28

MSI is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, go to

Adler Planetarium free general admission days:

  • Tuesday-Thursday, Feb. 5-7
  • Tuesday-Thursday, Feb. 12-14
  • Monday, February 18 (President’s Day)
  • Tuesday-Thursday, Feb. 19-21
  • Tuesday-Thursday, Feb. 26-28

Alder is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information and to plan your visit, go to

Shedd Aquarium free general admission days:

  • Monday-Friday all month long!

Shedd is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and  9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends. Plan your visit at

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