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Two Chicago Museums Increase Their Prices

By January 18, 2013

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Starting this year, visiting the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Science and Industry will get a bit pricier.

Both museums received approval from the city of Chicago to increase their rates.

At the Art Institute of Chicago, those living outside of Illinois will see the biggest jump -- $5. Student and senior admission will rise to $17, and adult admission will increase to $23, according to the Chicago Park District.

Rates for Illinois residents will go up $2: to $14 for seniors and students and $20 for adults. And rates for Chicago residents will go up $2: seniors and students will pay $12 and adults $18; children under 14 will continue to be admitted to the Art Institute for free. The increase will take effect February 1.

At the Museum of Science and Industry, general admission costs will go up $2 - Chicago seniors will pay $14 and adults $15. Admission for children ages 3 to 11 will go up by $1 to $10. Children under 3 get in free.

For those living outside the city, admission will increase by $3 -- for adults and seniors. Adults will pay $18, and admission for senior citizens will be $17. Admission for children 3 to 11 will increase $1 -- to $11.

The new admission fees at the Museum of Science and Industry will start January 23.

Looking for something free to do this January? Check out at the ice rink at Chicago's Millennium Park off of Michigan Avenue. It is free to skate there. Only cost is $10 to rent skates if you don't have your own.

 

 

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