Free entrance Day-Field Museum | 08/24/2022

Free Admission Days are the perfect opportunity to experience our general admission exhibits with family or a group of science-loving friends. Or use these days to discover paid special exhibitions or a 3D film with a discovery pass or any access at a reduced price.

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

In accordance with updated City of Chicago guidelines, the Field Museum no longer requires proof of COVID-19 vaccinations 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 security at the Museum.

Museums for everyone

Can’t come on a free day? We offer Museums for all and other discounts all year.

Families eligible for state food assistance can receive a basic entree of $3 per person for up to six people. Simply present an EBT (Link) or WIC card when buying tickets at the museum. You cannot take advantage of this special offer when purchasing tickets online.

Museums for All is made possible by Ford Motor Company.

Discounted all-access pass

Includes all general admission exhibits, all paid exhibits, and a 3D movie

Adults Children (3 to 11 years old)
$16 $14

Discovery Pass at a reduced price

Includes admission to all general admission exhibits and one paid exhibit or 3D movie

Adults Children (3 to 11 years old)
$10 $8

Basic admission on free days

Includes all general admission exhibits, such as Changing planet, The ancient Americasand Inside Ancient Egypt

Adults Children (3 to 11 years old)
Free Free

Proof of residence

No coupons, tickets, or special passes are required to enter the museum on free entry days. Simply present a valid Illinois driver’s license, state ID, or Chicago CityKey card at the ticket counter for proof of residency.

If you don’t have an Illinois ID card, you can establish residency by showing 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 pay stub

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