Chicago History Museum to Reopen on City’s Birthday, March 4

The Chicago History Museum recently announced it would welcome visitors back this spring. To ensure our guests and staff return to a safe and enjoyable space, the museum will reopen to the public on the city’s birthday, March 4, 2021.

“The safety and comfort of our visitors and staff continue to be our top priority, and we are thrilled to welcome everyone back to the museum on March 4, 2021,” said Gary T. Johnson, president of the Chicago History Museum. “We thank the state of Illinois and city of Chicago for their continued guidance during these challenging times and look forward to continuing our support of their efforts.” 

To mark Chicago’s birthday the museum will offer free admission for all visitors on March 4. The museum will also commemorate the day with CHM’s second annual Giving Day to help support the institution in these challenging times.

In the meantime, the Chicago History Museum is putting the finishing touches on a new exhibition that features renowned photographer Vivian Maier, opening May 2021. Additionally, the museum will continue to bring audiences history at home with our virtual programs and events. Visit for more information.