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Free Things to Do This Spring


What better way to celebrate spring than to be among nature. Lucky for us, there are two free conservatories near Roosevelt University that are only a train ride away.


Garfield Park Conservatory:

300 N Central Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60624
Daily Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesdays: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Admission: FREE (suggested donation)

Easiest way to get there: Hop on the Green Line toward Harlem/ Lake at Adams/Wabash, ride for 15 min to the Conservatory-Central Park Drive stop. Look at the last picture above. On the left is the Green Line stop, it’s next to the parking lot for the Conservatory!



Lincoln Park Conservatory:

2391 N Stockton Dr, Chicago, IL 60614
Daily Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Outdoor Gardens: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily
Admission: FREE (suggested donation)


Going to museums can get pricey, but luckily most museums offer some discounted tickets for students and offer free admission on certain days.


The Art Institute of Chicago:

111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603
Daily Hours: 10:30 a.m. —5 p.m. and Thursday until 8 p.m.
General Admission: Student Discount: $14, $14 Chicago Resident, $16 Illinois Resident.
Free Days: General admission is free to Illinois residents every Thursday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.


The Field Museum:

1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
Daily Hours: 9— 5 p.m.
General Admission: Student Discount: $21
Spring Free Days: April 5-7, May 2

National Museum of Mexican Art:

1852 W 19th St, Chicago, IL 60608
Daily Hours: Tuesday—Sunday 10 a.m.—5 p.m.
Admission: Free, donations encouraged


Navy Pier:

600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
Daily Hours: Sunday– Thursday 8 a.m.—10 p.m., Friday & Saturday 8 a.m.—10 p.m.
Admission: Free

Adler Planetarium

1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
Daily Hours: 9 a.m.– 4 p.m.
General Admission: Student Discount $10
Spring Free Days: April 2-4 & 9-11 , June 3-5 & 10-13


Sandy • April 3, 2019

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