Kids just want to have fun as does the adults so if you are looking for some free fun this summer, look no further than the Chicagoland area! Check out below all the FREE fun you can have this summer with kids or without!

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Adler Planetarium (Chicago): Free for Illinois residents on Wednesdays from 4:00pm to 10:00pm.

Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago): Free for Illinois residents on Thursday evenings 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm from June 6th to September 26th.

Brookfield Zoo (Brookfield): Free for kids 2 and under. Some libraries have free passes you can borrow from.

Chicago Botanic Garden (Glencoe): free on May 7, 9; June 11, 13,19; July 9, 11; August 6, 8; September 10, 12; October 1, 2, 14; November 4-8, 11, 12; December 9-15.

Cantigny Park (Wheaton): Free on Wednesdays from March through October.

Chicago History Museum (Chicago): Free on April 24, May 1, 27 and 29 and in June on June 19 and 26th.

Cosley Zoo (Wheaton): Free with Wheaton Park District ID, all kids under 17 free

DuSable Museum of African American History (Chicago): Free on Wednesdays.

Elmhurst Art Museum (Elmhurst): Kids ages 4 and under are free.

Field Museum (Chicago): Free on Wednesdays.

Heritage Museum of Asian Art (Chicago): Free for kids under 7.

Joliet Area Historical Musem (Joliet): Free on May4, June 1 and October 9.

Lincoln Park Zoo (Chicago): Always Free, there is a fee for parking.

Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art (Oak Brook): Free on Wednesdays.

Mindworks: The Science of Thinking (Chicago) Always free.

Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago): Free on Tuesdays.

Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago): - Free on April 21 and June 6 and 19.

National Museum of Mexican Art (Chicago): Always free.

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (Chicago): Free on Thursdays.

Phillips Park Zoo (Aurora): Always free.

Shedd Aquarium (Chicago): Free admission on Tuesday evenings from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm on May 7, 14, 21, 28; June 4, 11, 18 and 25.

Swedish American Museum (Chicago): Free on 2nd Tuesday of each month.