It pays to be a member. Admission is free for members of the Chicago History Museum, DuSable Museum, National Museum of Mexican Art, and National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture.
Free admission is granted to the following audiences:
US Armed Services: All active duty military and all veterans (with valid ID)
Chicago Police Department: All active duty (with valid ID)
Chicago Fire Department: All active duty (with valid ID)
Illinois Teachers (with valid ID)
Pre-Registered School Field Trips
Park Voyagers: Must show your pass.
Kids Museum Passport Holders: Must show your pass.
Illinois Resident Discount Days
The Museum is free to Illinois residents every Tuesday* from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays in January from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Museum admission is free for Illinois residents on Commemorative Days: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, March 4, and July 4. *Excludes January 27, May 12, and Tuesdays in July and August.
Museums for All: The Chicago History Museum is pleased to offer a discounted admission fee of $3 to individuals and families presenting an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card and a valid form of photo ID. A maximum of four adults is allowed per EBT card.
Blue Star Museums: The Chicago History Museum is proud to participate in the Blue Star Museums program. Blue Star Museums offer free admission to active duty military, including Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines, National Guard, and Reserve members, with up to five family members.
The program runs from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
WIC: The Museum offers a discounted admission fee of $3 with verification of participation.
Prices subject to change.