Just for Illinois residents: Spend a day at the Museum—for free! On Free Admission Days, Basic admission is free for Illinois residents with proof of residency. Discounted passes are available in person and cannot be purchased online in advance. Free Admission Days are the perfect opportunity to explore our general admission exhibitions with your family or a group of science-loving friends. Or, use these days to check out specially ticketed exhibitions or a 3D movie with a discounted Discovery or All-Access Pass. Check http://www.fieldmuseum.org/our-events/free-admission-day for tickets.
When: Jan 21 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Free and open to the public! Created by New York-based designers, Snarkitecture, The Beach Chicago is an immersive art installation, which consists of a large, open room filled with more than a million antimicrobial and recyclable plastic balls, along with deck chairs, lifeguard chairs, umbrellas and signage that mimic the sensation of a day at the beach. Fittingly, The Beach Chicago also includes a pier hovering over the ‘sea’ of balls from which onlookers can watch and revel in the installation below. Escape the bitter cold Chicago weather this winter with a day at The Beach Chicago, on display in Navy Pier’s historic Aon Grand Ballroom from January 19 through February 3, 2019. Visit https://navypier.org/event/the-beach-chicago/ for details.
When: Saturday, Jan. 19: 11 am – 8 pm, Sunday, Jan. 20: 11 am – 5 pm, Monday, Jan. 21: 11 am – 6 pm