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.
Free admission days are somewhat of a rarity during the summer months, however, when Chicago’s tourism industry is thriving but luckily for fans of Field Museum, the iconic museum has brought back its frequent free midweek days for fall.
On both Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Illinois residents have been able to enter Chicago’s popular natural history museum completely free and the museum will continue to do so through September, October, and November.
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.
Free days are on the following October dates: 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26
More information can be found on the Field Museum website.
[Featured Image courtesy of fieldmuseum.org]