Even the wretched 80’s techno songs upstairs can’t dampen my mood today. The sun has been shining down on the city, and despite the icy air, I enjoyed the walk to school. The sun played a horrible joke on me last week, where it shined all through my class time so I could see it (just outside the effing window), and the moment I stepped outside, the sky became overcast, wind started blowing, and the icy rain joined in the melee. Well played, Chicago winter, well played. But no, that didn’t happen today. Today, the sun is shining, and I feel a little more encouraged to go exploring again soon. And thank goodness too, I was beginning to feel like a mopey bum.
So let’s see museums are free to visit this March (according to Free Things to Do in Chicago):
The Art Institute of Chicago – March 7, 14
Charnley-Persky House Museum – FREE guided tours are offered every Wednesday at 12 Noon. Tours are limited to 15 guests, first-come, first-served.
Chicago History Museum – None this month
Clarke House Museum – CHICAGO’S OLDEST HOUSE – March 7, 14, 21 & 28
DuSable Museum of African American Art – March 4, 11, 18, 25
Field Museum – March 1, 6
Jane Addams Hull House Museum – Free every day
Loyola University Museum of Art – March 6, 13, 20 & 27
Museum of Contemporary Art – March 6, 13, 20 & 27
Museum of Science and Industry – March 5
Museum of Surgical Science – Tuesdays
The National Museum of Mexican Art – Free Tuesdays to Sundays
Notebaert Nature Museum March 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
Shedd Aquarium – None this month
Smart Museum of Art at University of Chicago – Free every day
Swedish American Museum – March 13
I’m particularly psyched about the Museum of Surgical Science. I grew up with a Doctor Daddy and a Nurse Mommy, and have always been interested in their fields. My college biology grade doesn’t quite reflect that (eh, it was a B. Good enough, I say.) I also want to see the Adler Planetarium, as it’s a pretty building and I’ve always been curious about it.
I hope you guys take advantage of a few of these if you’re in Chicago. Grab a few friends and jump out there!