Can we cue up some Nick Gilder, "Hot Child in the City?" That song comes to mind as I daydream about spending hot summer days in Chicago; and this summer it's even more exciting for me because as of April, I'm an official Illinois resident.

Do you know what that means? Like you, I can take advantage of free admission to Chicago's best museums on their free museum days. Who's coming with me?

All you need, according to Chambanamoms,  is valid proof of Illinois residency like a state ID or driver's license, a desire to save money and be up for fun and adventure.

Here is a list of museums we know you love to visit that are offering free admission and discounts between May and August:

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