“When are the 2019 Illinois Free Days at the Museum of Science & Industry?” by S.M. O’Connor

Monday marked the beginning of 2019 Illinois Free Days at the Museum of Science and Industry in Hyde Park on the South Side of Chicago.  On Illinois Free Days, Museum Entry (general admission) tickets are free for all Illinois residents who show valid proof of residence such as a driver’s license or state identification card.  No further Chicago residence discounts apply on Illinois Free Days.  In 2019, the Illinois Free Days are the 7th through the 10th, the 11th through the 17th, the 21st through the 24th, and the 28th through the 31st of January; and the 4th through the 7th, the 11th through the 14th, the 19th through the 21st, and the 25th through the 28th of February. This schedule is subject to change.

2019 ILLINOIS FREE DAY SCHEDULE

Month

Dates

January

7-10, 11-17, 21-24, 28-31

February

4-7, 11-14, 19-21, 25-28

 

On Illinois Free Days, Museum Entry (general admission) tickets are free for adults and children alike; Giant Dome Theater movie tickets, Coal Mine tour tickets, Fab Lab workshop tickets, WOW! Tour tickets, and Future Energy Chicago tickets are $12 each for adults and $9 each for children (ages three-to-eleven); and U-505 Onboard Tour tickets are $18 each for adults and $14 each for children (ages three-to-eleven).  This is limited to six children under eighteen, per one adult.

2018 Spring ExteriorsFigure 1 Credit: J.B. Spector, Museum of Science and Industry Caption: This is the Museum of Science and Industry and Columbia Basin, as seen on May 7, 2018.

Regular hours (9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) resumed on Saturday, January 5, 2019.  The Museum of Science and Industry regularly makes small adjustments to this schedule, so when planning a trip there, check this Webpage and the M.S.I.’s social media for updates.

EXTENDED HOURS AND EXCEPTIONS

9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, January 21, 2019
9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2019

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Monday, March 25, 2019

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Friday, March 29, 2019

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Sunday, March 31, 2019

9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2019

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Monday, April 15, 2019

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Friday, April 19, 2019 (Good Friday)

Saturday, April 20, 2019 (Holy Saturday)

9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 25, 2019
11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, May 26, 2019
9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 27, 2019 (Memorial Day)

 

Often stylized as the “Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago” or the “Museum of Science + Industry” the institution is located at the northern end of the Chicago Park District’s Jackson Park, on the south side of 57th Street, between Lake Shore Drive to the east and Cornell Drive to the west, in the East Hyde Park neighborhood of the Hyde Park Community Area (Community Area #41) on the South Side of Chicago.  The address is 5700 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60637.  Founded by Sears, Roebuck & Company President Julius Rosenwald (1862-1932) in 1926, through The Commercial Club of Chicago, the Museum of Science and Industry opened in three stages between 1933 and 1940.  It occupies the Palace of Fine Arts from Chicago’s first World’s Fair, the World’s Columbian Exposition (1893).  The M.S.I. is open every day of the year with two exceptions: Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.  On most days, it is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., but during peak periods it is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  The Website is https://www.msichicago.org/ and the phone number is (773) 684-1414.

 

 

 

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