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.
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:
January 15, 18, 19, 22-26
February 2, 14
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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