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
Online Illinois Resident Free Day tickets must be reserved at least one day in advance.
Upcoming Illinois Resident Free Days:
June 5, 6, 12, 13
August 28, 29
September 6 to 30
Illinois Resident Free Days are sponsored by