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Field Museum Will Be Free After Friday’s Climate Strike For Illinois Residents

More than 100 volunteers and staff members from the Field Museum are participating in the strike.

By Kelly Bauer, Chicago Block Club

The Field Museum is offering free admission to Illinois residents after Friday’s climate strike.

The strike, part of an international chain of protests, aims to raise awareness of climate change and to encourage political leaders to act. The Field Museum, “as an advocate for Earth … is excited to join [organizers] in their efforts,” officials said in a museum news release.

More than 100 Field Museum staff and volunteers will participate in Friday’s Climate Strike, and Emily Graslie, the museum’s chief curiosity correspondent, will serve as the keynote speaker for the Chicago-based strike.

The strike runs 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday. Participants will gather at Grant Park, near Columbus Drive and Roosevelt Road, and march to Federal Plaza. There will be a rally at the end.

Free admission to the museum will be available after 1 p.m. Participants will need to show proof of state residency.

This article originally appeared in Block Club Chicago.

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