Kids and Families

If checking out Chicago's museums is on your list of things do in 2018, then January is the time to do it. Chicago's top museums offer several free days during the month.


The Shedd Aquarium offers free admission to Illinois residents 52 days a year. These are the dates that the Shedd Aquarium is free in 2018.


Beautiful butterfly at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago

These fantastic Chicago museums are offering free general admission days in November.


If you're going to visit Millennium Park, whether it's for a concert, a picnic, or a stroll, there are a few dos and don'ts to keep in mind to make your experience fun and hassle-free.


The Field Museum is one of the most popular museums in the world. That also means it can be pretty crowded. What if you could go in after hours and then stay there all night long?


The Museum of Science & Industry is offering free admission to Illinois residents on the following dates in 2018.


For more than a decade one of the most popular winter activities in Chicago has been ice skating in the heart of downtown.


Free admission with Smithsonian's Museum Day Live! to the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and other Chicago area attractions

Saturday, September 23, 2017, it's time to be a Local Tourist. Museum Day Live! returns with free admission at museums all over the country. Smithsonian magazine has partnered with Microsoft to bring you a day of education, learning, and fun, for free!


Chicago Area Pumpkin Festivals - Pumpkin patches, corn mazes, hay rides, and more fall fun near Chicago

Pumpkins are popping up everywhere. Sure, you could pick one up at a big-box store, but there's something distinctly comforting about going to an all-out pumpkin festival.


The kids are back in school, so Chicago's museums won't be as busy. September is filled with free days at Chicago's top museums.