Find family-friendly events in your area! The calendar now features filters… you can sort the events by region, category, venue, cost, day, even by your location. Enjoy our wonderful community!
Everyone is welcome to add events to the Kidlist calendar, given that they are drop-in and/or free (no ongoing classes or camps that require registration) and are local to the west and/or southwest suburbs of Chicago. Click on the blue “Submit an Event” button and fill out the form.
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Shedd Illinois Resident Free Day
An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until March 28, 2019
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:
February 1, 4-8, 11-15, 18-22, 25-28
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.
*Please note that if you do not choose West or Southwest for the region selection, your event will not appear in the calendar. All events will be reviewed before publishing to the calendar. Event approval usually occurs on Wednesdays; if you need your event to be reviewed before then, please email Annie at email@example.com.
We do our best to provide comprehensive, accurate and useful information about events and activities. This information (such as times and locations) is gathered from press releases, websites, signs around town and word of mouth. However, details change and people make mistakes, so please confirm the details before you go. Kidlist is not responsible for any problems that occur while participating in activities listed on this site.