House Minority Leader Tony McCombie is reminding families in her 89th District to use her ‘Constituent Education Resource Card’ which she made available to residents earlier this year. The pass allows constituents to visit select museums and zoos in the Chicagoland area.
If you and your family are interested in visiting some of Chicago’s world-class museums this holiday season, you can reserve the Constituent Education Resource Card on a first come first serve basis, to visit any of the following museums in 2023:
• Adler Planetarium
• The Art Institute of Chicago
• Brookfield Zoo
• Chicago Botanic Garden
• Chicago Children’s Museum
• Chicago History Museum
• Dusable Museum of African American History
• The Field Museum
• Lincoln Park Zoo
• Museum of Contemporary Art
• Museum of Science and Industry
• National Museum of Mexican Art
• National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture
• Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
• John G. Shedd Aquarium
The pass is provided to Leader McCombie’s office by the Museums in the Park Organization. Only one group of up to four (4) can reserve the pass at a time. The pass must be picked up and brought back to the district office. Constituents need to call for an appointment to come to the district office to pick up the pass before visiting the museums.
It is strongly recommended that families utilizing the card contact the museum they plan to visit to learn if pre-registration is required to visit.
Please contact Leader McCombie’s office at (815) 291-8989 and provide your name and address along with the dates you are requesting (can be used for up to 3 days in row) to reserve the Constituent Education Resource Card for your use.
The Field Museum is also offering free admission days for Illinois residents in November. The free days are the following dates in November: the 7th, 10th, 14th, and 28th. Additionally, the Field Museum also offers discounts through the Museums for All program for families with valid EBT (Link) or WIC cards, as well as complimentary basic admission for active military personnel and Illinois teachers. More info about these programs can be found here.