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Every day in February is a free day at the Field Museum

The Field Museum, Maximo
Photograph: Lucy Hewett

Has it been a while since you visited the "Inside Ancient Egypt" exhibit and spent time with the mummies? Have you gazed up at Máximo, the 28-foot-tall cast of a titanosaur that serves as the centerpiece of Stanley Field Hall? Have you even seen SUE the T. rex's brand-new home inside of the "Evolving Planet" exhibition? If you answered "no" to any of these questions, you should probably schedule a trip to the Field Museum soon.

If the only thing that has kept you away from the Field Museum is the price of admission, you're in luck. The beloved Chicago institution is treating the entire month of February like one gigantic free museum day, offering complimentary basic admission to all Illinois residents. Free tickets can't be reserved online, so you'll need to show up with proof of residency (a driver's license, state ID or CityKey card) to score gratis access to every general admission exhibit in the museum.

Don't forget that 2020 is a leap year, so you have 29 days to make your way to the Field Museum this February instead of the usual 28! 

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