The Field Museum Has A Lot Of Upcoming Free Days. Here's The Full List Of Dates.
By Stephen Gossett in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 8, 2017 5:43PM
Sue the T-Rex. Photo via Twitter.
There's no better follow on Twitter than SUE the T. Rex, but (call us old-fashioned) we like to see the old dino's bones up close and personal from time to time, too. Luckily, Illinois residents can take in SUE and the other wonders of the natural history museum favorite free of charge on select days from this month through the end of the year.
Got your calendars out for marking? Good. Basic admission is free with proof of residency on the following days, including a three-day stretch coming up in about two weeks:
- June 21, 22, 23
- August 10, 28, 31
- September 10, 11, 23, 24
- October 9, 22, 23, 31
- November 12, 19
- December 3, 24
Keep in mind, it's basic admission, so you'll have to pony up if you want to see any special exhibitions. But we speak from experience when we say that Specimens: Unlocking the Secrets of Life, Tattoo and Jurassic World: The Exhibition are worth the upgrade, between $15 and 20 for adults, depending on what you choose to take in.
Also worth noting, the Field's much-loved Identification Day falls on one of the free-for-Illinois-residents days, September 23, when experts will be on hand to help you identify any curious fossils you need naming. The identification sesh goes down between 10 a.m and 2 p.m.