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Shedd Aquarium Illinois Resident Free Days

February 17, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until February 28, 2020

One event on January 17, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on January 18, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on January 19, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on January 20, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on June 15, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on June 16, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on June 22, 2020 at 9:00 am

One event on June 23, 2020 at 9:00 am


On select days throughout the year, Illinois residents with a valid ID receive free admission! Our Illinois Resident Free Days include access to all animals and permanent exhibits, the aquatic presentation (subject to availability) and seasonal Stingray Touch.

January 16-20, 2020
February 3-7, 10-14, 17-21, 24-28, 2020
June 15, 16, 22, 23, 2020

Tips for Your Illinois Resident Free Day Visit
Shedd can get crowded on weekends. If possible, try to visit on a weekday. You’ll have the best views of your favorite animals!
Capacity is limited. We recommend reserving tickets in advance online to avoid sell-outs and enjoy priority entry into the aquarium!
The 4-D Experience admission is a $4.95 upgrade for all guests. Also, a $3-per-order transaction fee applies to Illinois Free Day tickets reserved online. This helps ensure access to as many neighbors as possible by validating orders.


February 17
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Shedd Aquarium
1200 S Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
(312) 939-2438

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