On 52 days throughout the year, Illinois residents with a valid ID receive free admission!
Experience unbelievable animals from around the world! Admission includes all permanent exhibits, Amphibians special exhibit, aquatic presentation (subject to availability) and seasonal Stingray Touch (open late May to October). 4-D Experience admission is a $4.95 upgrade for all guests.
Reserve Illinois Resident Free Day tickets online
Illinois Resident Free Day tickets are expected to sell out—we recommend reserving online in advance!
Please note: A $3 transaction fee applies to Illinois Free Day tickets reserved online. This helps ensure access to as many neighbors as possible by validating orders.
Upcoming Illinois Resident Free Days:
September 6 to 30
See frequently asked questions about Illinois Resident Free Days on our FAQ page!
Illinois Resident Free Days are sponsored by