Bronzeville Children’s Museum

The Bronzeville Children's Museum is the first and only African American children's museum in the country for ALL children ages 3 - 9. The hands-on exhibits highlights the history, culture and contributions of African Americans. Current tours are : " You Are What You Eat", "STEM Rocks" and "African American Inventors Changing Lives."

Museum Week Offer

Special admission discount. Two admissions for the price of one admission. »

Chicago Children’s Museum

Chicago Children’s Museum is where families are encouraged to create, explore, and discover together through play. The museum features three vibrant floors and more than 15 interactive exhibits and daily programming centered on play-filled experiences that tap into how children learn. The museum is the ideal entrée to the culture of museum-going for families with children ranging in age from infancy through early elementary school.

Museum Week Offer

$2 off all regular priced admission for adults and children (over the age of 1 year old) every day during Museum Week. »

Chicago Design Museum

ChiDM strengthens design culture and builds community by facilitating the exchange of knowledge through dynamic experiences. Through exhibitions, public and private programs, digital media, and workshops, the museum facilitates an open conversation about design across disciplines and borders. ​We believe design has the capacity to fundamentally improve the human condition, and strive to make it accessible to everyone through a public space in the Chicago Loop.

Museum Week Offers

  • Through Museum Week, Illinois residents (with a state ID) receive a 10% discount in the museum store.
  • The first 300 visitors to show an Illinois state ID will receive a free, limited edition risograph print produced by ChiDM. »

DePaul Art Museum

Through the interdisciplinary lens of art, DPAM provides a platform to engage with each other, collectively and individually, toward the goal of social justice. DPAM promotes excellence, innovation, and the art of our time as fundamental to lifelong learning by fostering curiosity, creativity, visual literacy and critical thinking.

Museum Week Offer

After visiting DPAM, head over to The White Oak Tavern at 1200 W. Webster Ave for brunch or dinner and receive a 15% discount when you mention DPAM and Museum Week to your server. »

Glessner House Museum

Explore the Gilded Age at Glessner House Museum completed in 1887 on historic Prairie Avenue, home to Chicago’s millionaires in the late 19th century. The design of this National Historic Landmark, designed by H. H. Richardson, influenced generations of architects that followed, from Louis Sullivan to Frank Lloyd Wright. The interior features an abundance of original furnishings including pieces by Isaac Scott, William Morris, William de Morgan, Herter Brothers, and A. H. Davenport.

Museum Week Offer

25% discount on tickets to regular public tours »

Haitian American Museum of Chicago

The Haitian American Museum of Chicago, also known as “HAMOC” is the first Haitian museum in the Midwest and the second in the United States. It is dedicated to sharing the art, culture, history, Vodou religion, society of Haiti and Haitian Americans and inspiring appreciation of the achievements , contributions and experiences of Haitians, Haitian Americans. HAMOC provides presentations, lectures, exhibits, and seminars on the art, culture and history of past and current events of Haiti.

Museum Week Offer

We ask for suggested donation of $5.00. There is always a current exhibit if an artist at the museum, monthly programs and special events. »

Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art

Established in June 1991, Intuit is the only nonprofit organization in the United States that is solely dedicated to presenting outsider art, defined as the work of artists who demonstrate little influence from the mainstream art world and who instead are motivated by their unique personal visions.

Museum Week Offer

  • Free admission on the first day of the Chicago Museum Week, October 13, 2016
  • 15% store discount »

Loyola University Museum of Art

The Loyola University Museum of Art is dedicated to exploring, promoting, and understanding art and artistic expression that illuminates the enduring spiritual questions of all cultures and societies. The Loyola University Museum of Art reflects the University’s Jesuit identity and is dedicated to helping people of all creeds to explore their faith and spiritual quest.

Museum Week Offer

  • Free admission
  • 10% off of gift shop »

McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum

The McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum celebrates the Chicago River and its world-famous movable bridges. Beginning at river level and spiraling five stories up, the McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity to explore a historic landmark bridgehouse. At river level, visitors can view the massive gears of Chicago’s most famous movable bridge and then journey through time as they experience the story of the Chicago River.

Museum Week Offers

  • General admission: $5
  • Adults over 62: $4
  • Children 6 to 12 years old: $4
  • Free for children age five and younger
  • Free on Sundays »

Museum of Broadcast Communications

he Museum of Broadcast Communications (MBC) collects, preserves, and presents historic and contemporary radio and television content. The MBC educates, informs, and entertains the public through its archives, public programs, screenings, exhibits, publications, and online access to its resources.

Museum Week Offers

50% off discount of General Museum Admission, not valid for special exhibits, events, or programs. Up to a $6 value per person. »

National Hellenic Museum

The National Hellenic Museum is a storytelling museum that connects Ancient Greece to the modern experience by underscoring its relevance in our contemporary politics, theater, art, sports, and economy. Our exhibitions and cultural programs are inventive, unique, and share the Greek story from unexpected points of view. “Hellenic” is synonymous for the word “Greek.” It means: of or pertaining to Greece, its people, language, and culture.

Museum Week Offers

50% off general admission from Wednesday, October 13, 2016 through Sunday, October 23, 2016. »

National Veterans Art Museum

The National Veterans Art Museum collects, preserves and exhibits art inspired by combat and created by veterans. To bridge the gap between the perception and the reality of combat, NVAM offers a place where all can experience combat inspired art. NVAM provides both a physical and emotional space for veterans and civilians of all ages to come gain a new appreciation for how the split-second decisions made in combat can impact a lifetime.

Museum Week Offers

  • Free Admission to the Museum
  • Free Membership to Veterans and discounted membership for Veteran families »

Oriental Institute Museum

The Oriental Institute is a research division of the University of Chicago devoted to the study of the languages, history, culture and archaeology of the ancient Middle East. Its Museum contains one of the most comprehensive collections of artifacts from Egypt, Nubia, Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Israel and Palestine.

Museum Week Offers

Mention “Chicago Museum week” and receive a free audio guide rental. »

Smart Museum of Art

The University of Chicago’s Smart Museum of Art is a vibrant hub of intellectual and creative expression, working to open the world through art and ideas, every day. The Smart is home to thought-provoking exhibitions and an exquisite collection of more than 15,000 objects, including modern masterpieces, millennia-old Chinese ritual objects, rich examples of Renaissance painting, and provocative works of contemporary art.

Museum Week Offers

Admission is always free. »

Swedish American Museum

Through its arts, educational programs and permanent collection, the Swedish American Museum interprets the immigrant experience for children and adults, while promoting an appreciation of contemporary Swedish-American culture. The Museum has been active for 40 years in the heart of Andersonville, a traditionally Swedish area on the north side of Chicago, with roots dating back to the 19th century.

Museum Week Offer

Two for One or Half Price Family Admission »
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