Photo courtesy the Field Museum
If you’re looking for free days at the Field Museum of Natural History, you’re in luck! One of the best museums in the country is free for the entire month of February for Illinois residents.
Admission for a family of four would normally be around $80, so this is quite the savings!
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The Field Museum hosts exhibits that cover our natural history as well as humanity’s past. There’s a Pawnee Earth Lodge and one of the nation’s largest mummy collections.
Explore the history of the earth with Evolving Planet, which covers four billion years.
Marvel in the Grainger Hall of Gems, where you can see up close a 3,400 year old Egyptian garnet necklace and Tiffany & Co.’s Sun God Opal.
Can’t make it in February? Find even more free days at the Field Museum.
The Field Museum of Natural History is open daily from 9am to 5pm, with the last entry at 4pm.
Visiting from out of state? You can still save and the Field Museum and other top attractions with the GoChicagoCard.
This is also a good time to see more than the basic admission offers. With the Discover Pass, you can choose one ticketed exhibition or one 3D movie. Adults: $16, Seniors and Students: $14, Children (3-11): $12. The All-Access Pass gives you complete access to The Field Museum, including all ticketed exhibitions and one 3D movie. Adults: $23, Seniors and Students: $20, Children (3-11): $17.
Getting to the Field Museum of Natural History
With its location in downtown Chicago, the Field Museum (1400 S Lake Shore Dr) is easily accessible via public transportation, whether you’re taking a bus, a train, or Metra. The Metra electric line runs under Grant Park with a nearby station. You can also get discounted parking:
You can order tickets online, and get complete information on the museum, exhibits, hours and pricing on their website. Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S Lake Shore Dr