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The Field Museum's 2016 Free Days

The Field Museum, 1400 South Lake Shore Drive, has announced its 2016 Free Days for January and February. Additional dates will be announced later in the year. On Free Days, Illinois residents who show proof of residency receive free basic admission to the museum. In addition, passes to ticketed exhibitions and 3D films are available for purchase at a discount.

January and February Free Days
January 3, 14, 18, 23-24
February 1-29

To learn more, please visit The Field Museum website.

Museum of Science and Industry's 2016 Illinois Free Days

Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, located at 5700 South Lake Shore Drive, has announced its 2016 Illinois Free Days. Residents with valid proof of Illinois residency receive free museum entry. Omnimax films, Coal Mine, optional U-505 onboard tours, and certain temporary exhibits are not included with the free museum entry and require separate admission fees.

2016 Illinois Free Days
January 4-8, 11-15, 18-22, 25-29
February 29
June 1-3, 6-8
September 6-9, 12-16, 19-23, 26-30
October 4-6
November 3, 10
December 1

To learn more, please visit the Museum of Science and Industry website.

Adler Planetarium's 2016 Illinois Resident Discount Days

Adler Planetarium, 1300 South Lake Shore Drive, has announced its Illinois Resident Discount Days for January and February 2016. Additional dates will be announced throughout the year. On discount days, residents with a valid Illinois ID receive free general admission to explore all the planetarium's exhibits.

January and February Illinois Resident Discount Days
January 4-8, 11-12, 15, 18-22, 25-29
February 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 22-24, 29

To learn more, please visit the Adler Planetarium website.

Brrring on Chicago's January Runs, Climbs, and Plunges

It's Chicago and it's winter. You can choose to stay inside waiting for spring or choose to embrace the winter season. Here are a few reasons to start running, climbing, and plunging this winter:

Stay fit during the winter season.
Keep your exercise program going throughout the winter months so you will be ready when it is time to shed your winter gear. No dieting needed!
Challenge yourself.
Sign up for the January 31 Aon Step Up for Kids (the full climb is 80 floors and the half climb is 40 floors!).
Support a worthy cause.
Check out the event beneficiaries below. You may know some of them already or you may find a new organization to support.

January 1, 2016
New Year's Day 5K Run/Walk
Where: Lincoln Park, North Stockton Drive and West LaSalle Drive
Start Time: 11 a.m.
Event Beneficiary: Central Lakeview Merchants Association

January 9, 2016
Polar Dash
Where: Grant Park
Start Times: 8:45 a.m. (1600 Meters Heat 1), 9 a.m. (Half Marathon), 9:45 a.m. (10K), 11:15 a.m. (1600 Meters Heat 2),…

Chicago History Museum's 2016 Resident Discount Days

The Chicago History Museum, located at 1601 North Clark Street, has announced its Illinois Resident Discount Days for January and February 2016. On discount days, residents with a valid Illinois ID receive free museum admission.

January and February Illinois Resident Discount Days
January 4-8, 11-12, 14-15, 18-22, 25-29
February 1-5, 8-12, 15-19, 22-26, 29
Additional dates will be added for the rest of 2016.

In addition to the museum's permanent exhibitions, visitors can explore the following temporary exhibitions:

Access for All: Tom Olin’s Photographs of the Disability Rights Movement (through April 10, 2016)
Vivian Maier’s Chicago (through July 30, 2017)
Chicago Authored
The Secret Lives of Objects

To learn more, please visit the Chicago History Museum website.

Shedd Aquarium's 2016 Illinois Resident Discount Days

Chicago's Shedd Aquarium, 1200 South Lake Shore Drive, has announced its 2016 Illinois Resident Discount Days. On 52 days throughout the year, Illinois residents receive free general admission and can purchase upgraded passes at a discount. A valid Illinois ID is required to show proof of residency.

2016 Illinois Resident Discount Days
January 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 22-26
February 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29
June 6-7, 13-14
September 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27
October 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25, 31
November 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29
Additional dates will be added.

To learn more, please visit the Shedd Aquarium website.