Plan Your Visit

Walk through our doors and connect with science and natural history! Let us fuel your passion for discovery with dinosaurs, ancient artifacts, cultural insights, and groundbreaking science. Get the details you need here to make the most of your day of exploration.

The Field Museum is open 364 days a year (every day but Christmas Day) from 9am–5pm, with last admission at 4pm.

SUE returns on 12.21.18. This famous T. rex has a new home in our Evolving Planet exhibition. Planning a visit over the holidays? Here’s what to know before you go.

Looking up at the North facade of the Field Museum from the bottom of its long front staircase. Two blue banners with the Field Museum’s logo read, “Earth. We’re on it.” and frame a large satellite image of Earth from space on a black background.


Ticket Pricing

  • All-Access Pass

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

    • Adults $38
    • Children (ages 3–11) $27
    • Seniors (65+) $33
    • Students (w/ ID) $33
  • Discovery Pass

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

    • Adults $32
    • Children (ages 3-11) $23
    • Seniors (65+) $28
    • Students (w/ ID) $28
  • Basic admission

    Includes all general admission exhibitions

    • Adults $24
    • Children (ages 3-11) $17
    • Seniors (65+) $21
    • Students (w/ ID) $21


When one trip to the Museum isn’t enough, become a member to explore again and again. Members get free Basic admission, invitations to exclusive events, discounts, and more.


Get the most out of a visit to Chicago with 51% or more savings on the Field Museum All-Access Pass and VIP entry—plus admission to four other Chicago attractions. 

Go Chicago Card

Save up to 55% on admission to 26 Chicago-area attractions (including the Field Museum) with a single ticket.

Free Admission Days

On select days throughout the year, Illinois residents can enjoy free Basic admission—plus discounted passes to explore a ticketed exhibition or enjoy a 3D movie.

Chicago CityKey

Receive free Basic admission for one visit during the first year after getting your CityKey card. Immediate family members visiting with you also receive free Basic admission.

Special Offers

Chicago Residents

Residents who live within Chicago city limits can save $5 or more on the price of their ticket.

Museums for All

Families with valid EBT (Link) or WIC cards from any state are eligible for $3-per-person Basic admission for up to six people.

Active Military Personnel

Basic admission is complimentary for active military personnel. 

Illinois Teachers

Teachers from throughout Illinois (pre-K through 12th grade) receive free Basic admission.