Free Things To Do In Chicago, IL

You don't have to reach for your wallet as the city is brimming with fun things to do. Here are 10 of our favorite free events and activities in Chicago this month.

Spend an afternoon wandering through a Chicago museum, where you can dive into fascinating history, provocative contemporary art, and galaxies far, far away.

1. Enjoy a free museum day

A calming oasis in the heart River North, the Poetry Foundation houses a massive library, an exhibition gallery, a tree-lined courtyard, and a performance space.

2. Explore the Poetry Foundation

3. Snowshow the lakefront

4. Visit a historic zoo

5. Go ice skating in Millennium Park

6. Lincoln Park Zoo

7. Celebrate Carnivale at Navy Pier

8. Visit an indoor conservatory

8. Take a tour of the Chicago Cultural Center

9. Walk through a snowy park

10. Explore a new neighborhood

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