Free Admission Day

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When

Jan 25 9:00AM CST - 5:00PM CST See more dates

Ticketing

This event is Free

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About this event

Illinois residents can spend a day at the Museum for free!

A man and a boy stand in Stanley Field Hall, looking up as the boy points up at the Maximo fossil.

Free Admission Days are the perfect opportunity for Illinois residents to explore our general admission exhibitions with your family or a group of science-loving friends. Or, use these days to check out special ticketed exhibitions or a 3D movie with a discounted Discovery or All-Access Pass.

Tickets for Free Days are only available to Illinois residents on-site and cannot be reserved in advance. Please ask a Visitor Services staff member for the special offer and show your Illinois proof of residency. You cannot take advantage of Free Days when buying tickets online.

In accordance with the City of Chicago’s updated guidelines, the Field Museum no longer requires proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or masks for museum visitors. However, we strongly encourage all of our guests to wear masks while in the building.

Learn more about health and safety at the Museum.

Museums for All

Can't make it on a free day? We offer Museums for All and other discounts all year long.

Families who qualify for state food assistance can receive $3-per-person Basic admission for up to six people. Just show an EBT (Link) or WIC card when you purchase tickets at the museum. You cannot take advantage of this special offer when buying tickets online.

Museums for All is made possible by Ford Motor Company.

Discounted All-Access Pass

Includes all general admission exhibitions, all ticketed exhibitions, and one 3D movie

Adults Children (ages 3–11)
$16 $14

 

Discounted Discovery Pass

Includes admission to all general admission exhibitions, and one ticketed exhibition or 3D movie

Adults Children (ages 3–11)
$10 $8

 

Basic admission on Free Days

Includes all general admission exhibitions, such as Evolving Planet, The Ancient Americas, and Inside Ancient Egypt

Adults Children (ages 3–11)
Free Free

 

Proof of Residency

No special coupon, ticket, or pass is required to enter the Museum during Free Admission Days. Just present a current Illinois driver's license, state ID, or Chicago CityKey card at the ticket desk to establish proof of residency.

If you do not have an Illinois identification card, you may establish residency by showing a valid photo ID along with one of the following:

  • Illinois lease
  • Illinois library card
  • Illinois student ID with photo
  • Illinois utility bill
  • Illinois work ID or check stub