Free access to Chicago-area museums

Representative Andrew Chesney wants to help families in the 89th District take advantage of the world-class museums and educational institutions in the Chicagoland area. Constituents have until December 31 to reserve the Constituent Education Resource Card that provides free general admission for up to four people to any of the following institutions:

  • Adler Planetarium
  • The Art Institute of Chicago 
  • Brookfield Zoo/CZS  
  • Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
  • Chicago Botanic Garden   
  • Chicago Children’s Museum  
  • Chicago History Museum
  • DuSable Museum of African American History
  • The Field Museum
  • Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center  
  • John G. Shedd Aquarium                                                                
  • Lincoln Park Zoo
  • Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Museum of Mexican Art
  • Museum of Science and Industry
  • National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture

Those interested in using the Constituent Education Resource Card must be a resident of the 89th District and reserve the card in advance. The card can be reserved on a first come first served basis by contacting Rep. Chesney’s office at 815-232-0774 or submitting an online request at

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