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Free Admission To Field Museum For Illinois Residents On Wednesdays From Aug. 14 To Nov. 13

Basic admission — which is normally $24 for adults, $17 for kids 3-11 years old and $21 for students and seniors — is free.

Maximo at the Field Museum.
Leroyesha Lane/Block Club Chicago
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DOWNTOWN — Is a trip to the Field Museum on your summer to-do list?

Starting Aug. 14, Wednesdays at the museum are free for Illinois residents.

Basic admission — which is normally $24 for adults, $17 for kids 3-11 years old and $21 for students and seniors — is free.

Ticketed exhibitions and 3D movies still carry a charge, but Illinois residents can upgrade to an all-access pass for $20 on free days. Those passes usually cost $38 for Illinois adults, $27 for kids and $33 for students and seniors.

The museum at 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The last admission is at 4 p.m.

Illinois residents must show valid proof of residency. Visit the Field Museum website for details.

The upcoming Illinois Free Days are:

  • August 14
  • August 21
  • August 28
  • September 4
  • September 11
  • September 18
  • September 25
  • October 2
  • October 9
  • October 16
  • October 23
  • October 30
  • November 6
  • November 13

Here are the regular ticket prices on non-free days:

Credit: Leroyesha Lane/Block Club Chicago
Máximo the Titanosaur