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The Museum Extends Tuesday Late Night Hours


Free Admission for Illinois Residents Tuesdays from 12:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Are you ready for a historic evening? The Chicago History Museum extends its regular Tuesday hours and offers FREE admission to Illinois residents from 12:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

“The Museum is pleased to offer extended late night hours on Tuesday nights in an effort to provide increased access to working adults and others who have barriers that keep them from being able to visit during daytime hours,” said David Deyhle, Vice President of External Relations at the Chicago History Museum.

The Museum is free to Illinois residents every Tuesday from 12:30 to 7:30 p.m.* and on Commemorative Days: January 16, February 20, March 4 and July 4.

Visitors are encouraged to explore the Museum’s dynamic exhibitions including “Making Mainbocher: The First American Couturier,” that explores the designer’s remarkable journey from Chicago’s West Side to the salons of Paris and New York. Visitors can uncover the mysteries hidden within the Museum’s protected vaults in “The Secret Lives of Objects,” and kids can let their imaginations run wild in “Sensing Chicago.”

Museum hours are Monday, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday – Saturday, 9:30 am. – 4:30 p.m.; and Sunday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

*Excluding the last two Tuesdays in December


The Chicago History Museum, a major museum and research center for Chicago and American history, is located at 1601 N. Clark Street. The Museum has dedicated more than a century to celebrating and sharing Chicago stories through dynamic exhibitions, tours, publications, special events and programming. The Museum collects and preserves millions of artifacts, documents and images to help audiences connect to the city and its history. The Chicago History Museum gratefully acknowledges the support of the Chicago Park District on behalf of the people of Chicago. The Chicago History Museum is a 2016 winner of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the highest award given to these institutions for their community engagement and having an impact on the lives of individuals, families, and communities.

Chicago History Museum Sharing Chicago's Stories