Museums offering free admission for military until Labor Day

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Monday, May 25, 2015
More than 40 museums in Chicago are now offering free admission to active duty military personnel and their families.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- More than 40 museums in Chicago are now offering free admission to active duty military personnel and their families as part of the Blue Star Museums program happening across the nation.

The deal is good all summer starting Monday and lasting until Labor Day.

The Museum of Science and Industry, the Art Institute and the Morton Arboretum in suburban Lisle are among those participating.

Complete list of participating institutions in the city of Chicago include:

Bronzeville Children's Museum

Clarke House Museum

Ed Paschke Art Center

Emil Bach House - Frank Lloyd Wright Trust

Glessner House Museum

Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art

Leather Archives & Museum

McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Museum of Science and Industry

National Museum of Mexican Art

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Robie House - Frank Lloyd Wright Trust

Smart Museum of Art

Swedish American Museum

The Art Institute of Chicago

The Richard H. Driehaus Museum

The Rookery - Frank Lloyd Wright Trust

Participating suburban museums include:

SciTech Hands On Museum in Aurora

Elgin Public Museum in Elgin

Elmhurst Historical Museum in Elmhurst

Lizadro Museum of Lapidary Art in Elmhurst

Mitchell Museum of the American Indian in Evanston

Glen Ellyn Historical Society in Glen Ellyn

Great Lakes Naval Museum in Great Lakes

Joliet Area Historical Museum in Joliet

The Morton Arboretum in Lisle

The Museums at Lisle Station Park in Lisle

Lombard Historical Society in Lombard

Naper Settlement in Naperville

Northbrook Historical Society in Northbrook

Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio in Oak park

Little White School Museum in Oswego

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie

Air Classics Museum in Sugar Grove

Lake County Discovery Museum in Wauconda

Wauconda Township Historical Society in Wauconda

Kruse House Museum - West Chicago Historical Society in West Chicago

Gregg House Museum in Westmont

DuPage County Historical Museum in Wheaton

First Division Museum at Cantigny Park in Wheaton

Robert R. McCormick Museum at Cantigny in Wheaton