January 3, 4, 15, 27, 28; February 1-28; June 20, 21, 22; from 9am to 5pm.
The Field Museum
1400 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago IL, 60605
Details: With proof of residency, Illinois residents can enjoy free Basic Admission on all above specified Free Days in January, February, and June. Visitors that wish to upgrade to an All-Access Pass which includes access to Specimens: Unlocking the Secrets of Life, Ancient Mediterranean Cultures in Contact, Mummies: Images of the Afterlife, Cyrus Tang Hall of China, and a 3D movie, can do so at an additional cost. Tickets to Jurassic World: The Exhibition will also be available at an additional cost.
The season of giving is upon us, and the 6th Annual Coat Drive offers a way to give the gift of warmth to those in need.
Donations will be going to Volunteers of America and Knights of Columbus.
The event is happening at 900 North Michigan Avenue, 3rd floor at 8pm
For those unable to attend this year’s event, adult and children’s coats can be dropped off at the below partner locations. As an added bonus, each partner is giving those donate a coat a special thank you:
STK Chicago: 9 W. Kinzie, Chicago
$50 Dining Credit for a coat donation (one per person)
Reverie Salon: 300 W. Grand #5, Chicago
Free blow-out for women, and free haircut for men (one per person)
Blush Boutique: 3127 N. Broadway, Chicago
10% off entire purchase
Windy City BeBe: 1423 W. Belmont, Chicago
$20 gift certificate (one per person)
The Adler Planetarium: – Nov. 10 (Veterans Day), Nov 15, 16, 17 (also Dec 4-10)
The Art Institute of Chicago – EVERY Thursday Evening except Thanksgiving- Nov 2, 9, 16, 30 — Admission to the Art Institute of Chicago is free to Illinois residents every Thursday from 5-8 p.m.
The Block Museum of Art in Evanston – Free Tuesdays to Sundays
Charnley-Persky House Museum – Free on Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 — FREE guided tours are offered every Wednesday at 12 Noon. Tours are limited to 15 guests, first-come, first-served.
Chicago Children’s Museum – FREE for all visitors every Thursday, 5-8 pm. — except Thanksgiving- Nov 2, 9, 16, 30 — FREE on the first Sunday of each month (August 6) for children 15 and under.
Chicago History Museum – Every Tuesday —
Clarke House Museum – CHICAGO’S OLDEST HOUSE – Free on Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
DuSable Museum of African American History – Nov 5, 12, 19, 26
Field Museum – Nov 12, 19 (also, Dec 3 and 24) –
Glessner House Museum: – Free on Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
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BITES AROUND THE BLOCK: Crawl through the River North restaurant scene with “Bites Around the Block” from 5 to 10 p.m. The OctoberFeast restaurant crawl features 25 spots in the neighborhood including Wildfire, Cantina Laredo, Howl at the Moon and more. Tickets are $75.
Not a duet that I saw coming….but they go from covering Radiohead to Stevie Wonder. Check it out!
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Hits Netflix this Friday!
Picked up a rock that looks suspiciously like a dinosaur fossil? Snapped a photo of a bright blue bird that you can’t identify? Your annual chance to get a world-renowned scientist’s take on it is coming up on Saturday, September 23 at The Field Museum’s ID Day.
You can bring in clean, dry bones, fossils, rocks, meteorites, seashells, feathers, artifacts, and photographs of mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, and insects—just nothing that’s alive or was recently, or the animals (or their fleas) could get loose in the Museum. And even if you don’t have anything to bring in, stop by anyway—the Museum’s scientists will have specimens on display for you to see (and touch) and are ready to talk shop about your favorite scientific topic.
ID Day will take place from 10 am- 2 pm in on Saturday, September 23 (a Free Day for Illinois residents) at The Field Museum’s main hall (near SUE the T. rex). See you (and your mystery objects) there!