Free Admission Days at Chicago’s Field Museum offer the perfect time to explore one of the world’s largest natural history museums without spending a dime.
Chicago has one of the best collections of museums and attractions on the planet. Visiting all of them can get a little costly, especially if you’re taking the family. So it’s understandable why free admission days generate quite a lot of hype!
Luckily for us, the wonderful variety of museums and attractions in the Windy City love to announce random free days throughout the year offering locals the chance to see some of the world’s most awe-inspiring wonders regularly, for absolutely zero cost.
The latest to do so is The Field Museum who will offer free admission for Illinois residents this coming weekend!
On both Saturday, May 14th, and Sunday, May 15th Illinois residents will be able to enter Chicago’s popular natural history museum completely free. According to the Field Museum website, “tickets for Free Days are only available to Illinois residents onsite and cannot be reserved in advance. Please ask a Guest Relations staff member when you arrive at the museum and be ready to show your Illinois proof of residency.”
In addition to an Illinois identification card, the Field Museum has stated that the following are also accepted as valid ID:
- Illinois lease
- Illinois library card
- Illinois student ID with photo
- Illinois utility bill
- Illinois work ID or check stub
- Illinois driver’s license
Free admission includes all general admission exhibitions, such as Evolving Planet, The Ancient Americas, and Inside Ancient Egypt whilst All-Access passes and Discovery passes can be purchased for discounted prices for both adults and children.
For the safety of visitors and staff, from January 3, 2022, all visitors five years of age or older are now required to show proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for admission to the Field Museum.
More information can be found on the Field Museum website.
[Featured Image courtesy of fieldmuseum.org]