Free Days and Free Nights
Satisfy your science curiosity during our SCFD Free Days and Free Nights. No need to reserve your Free Day or Free Night ticket ahead of time online. Walk up anytime during Free Days or Free Nights and gain access to the Wildlife Halls or our permanent exhibitions. Feel free to reserve an online ticket if you'd like to visit the planetarium or our brand new Infinity Theater (separate ticket required for each experience).
The Scientific & Cultural Facilities District is a voter-approved special district in the seven-county metro area that provides a stable source of supplemental funding to more than 300 scientific and cultural organizations inside the district's boundaries. The SCFD collects a one-tenth of 1 percent sales-and-use tax (or one penny on every $10 spent), providing approximately $40 million each year to area cultural attractions both small and large.
2023 Free Days and Free Nights
Monday, January 9th
Sunday, January 29th
Monday, February 6th
Sunday, February 26th
Sunday April, 30th
Wednesday, June 28th Free Night
Wednesday, August 16th Free Night
Wednesday, September 6th Free Night
Monday, September 18th
Sunday, October 15th
Monday, December 4th