On select days throughout the year, Illinois residents with a valid ID receive free admission!
Click here to reserve your free tickets in advance!
Experience unbelievable animals from around the world! Admission includes all permanent exhibits, 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.
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.
Capacity is limited. We recommend reserving tickets in advance, if possible.
Upcoming Illinois Resident Free Days for 2018:
June 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19
October 3, 10
See frequently asked questions about Illinois Resident Free Days on our FAQ page!
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