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Shedd Illinois Resident Free Day

February 1, 2019

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until February 28, 2019

One event on June 17, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on June 18, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on June 24, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on June 25, 2019 at 12:00 am


Join us for Illinois Resident Free Days!

On select days throughout the year, Illinois residents with a valid ID receive free admission!
Upcoming Illinois Resident Free Days in 2019:
January 17-21
February 1, 4-8, 11-15, 18-22, 25-28
June 17, 18, 24, 25

Get the most out of your free day with these tips for a great 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!

Experience unbelievable animals from around the world! Admission includes all permanent exhibits, aquatic presentation (subject to availability) and seasonal Stingray Touch (open late May to Labor Day weekend). 4-D Experience admission is a $4.95 upgrade for all guests.

Please note: A $3 transaction fee applies to Illinois Free Day tickets reserved online. This helps ensure access to as many neighbors as possible by validating orders.


February 1, 2019
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Shedd Aquarium
1200 S Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
(312) 939-2438

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