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Chicago
Botanic
Garden





Chicago Botanic Garden

2012 attendance: 954,727
2012 student visits: 21,762
Free every day


National
Museum of
Mexican Art





National Museum of Mexican Art

2012 attendance: 150,318
2012 student visits: 36,028
Free every day


The Peggy
Notebaert Nature
Museum


The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

2012 attendance: 277,410
2012 student visits: 47,798
2011 free days: 52


The Field
Museum





The Field Museum

2012 attendance: 1,247,708
2012 student visits: 159,615
2011 free days: 52


Museum of
Science and
Industry




Museum of Science and Industry

2012 attendance: 1,456,985
2012 student visits: 346,546
2011 free days: 52


Chicago
Zoological
Society/
Brookfield Zoo


Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo

2012 attendance: 2,339,312
2012 student visits: 187,275
2011 free days: 27


Institute of
Puerto Rican
Arts & Culture


Institute of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture

2012 attendance: 14,949
2012 student visits: 4,485
Free every day


Adler
Planetarium




Adler Planetarium

2012 attendance: 479,463
2012 student visits: 66,631
2011 free days: 52


Museum of
Contemporary
Art




Museum of Contemporary Art

2012 attendance: 232,637
2012 student visits: 13,445
2011 free days: 52


DuSable
Museum of
African American
History





DuSable Museum of African American History

2012 attendance: 102,603
2012 student visits: 15,365
2011 free days: 52


John G. Shedd
Aquarium


John G. Shedd Aquarium

2012 attendance: 2,169,333
2012 student visits: 302,669
2011 free days: 52


The Art
Institute of
Chicago


The Art Institute of Chicago

2012 attendance: 1,461,420
2012 student visits: 95,116
2011 free days: 68


Chicago
Children’s
Museum


Chicago Children’s Museum

2012 attendance: 459,958
2012 student visits: 51,791
2011 free days: 12


Lincoln Park Zoo





Lincoln Park Zoo

2012 attendance: 3,505,823
2012 student visits: 140,000
Free every day


Chicago
History
Museum




Chicago History Museum

2012 attendance: 224,536
2012 student visits: 52,915
2011 free days: 52