A woman and a young girl interact with museum staff, one who is holding an animal skull for them to see and touch
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    Free Wednesday

    Event summary


    8/14, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM CDT
    Part of the series: Free Wednesdays


    Free Basic Admission


    About this event

    Beat the mid-week blues and come visit SUE— the Field is free on Wednesdays for Illinois Residents!

    Pre-Registered Illinois field trips are FREE everyday of the week!

    Free Wednesdays are the perfect opportunity for you to explore our basic admission exhibitions with your family or a group of science-loving friends. Adventure through the wilderness on a desert safari, explore ancient civilizations, and come face-to-face with prehistoric creatures— all in one place. The Field Museum has so much to explore, you’ll need more than just a day to see it all. But don’t worry— for Illinois Residents, every Wednesday in 2024 is free. 

    Please note: For the month of June, tickets for Free Wednesdays 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.

    For your convenience during the busy summer season, Free Day tickets are available for advanced reservation online for the month of July only. Please present your proof of Illinois residency alongside your mobile tickets for express admission into the Museum. Tickets will also be available onsite subject to availability. Reservations are strongly recommended.

    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.