It's time to break free. Here's a perfect chance to get out and do something really fun. If its been forever since you've been to the Shedd, now's the time.

Chicago's Shedd Aquarium is offering FREE admission to all who live in the state of Illinois. From February 22 through February 26. There are a couple things you'll need to do to get your family set up.

First, you have to reserve your tickets in advance. The Shedd Aquarium won't allow you to enter without a ticket. They also will not be available on site. The aquarium needs to do this in order to control crowd size, as there are restriction on the amount of people that can visit

All adults must provide proof of residency in-person when redeeming tickets at the discounted rate. There will also be $3 transaction fee applied to Illinois Resident Free Day tickets reserved online.

The Illinois Resident Free Days include access to all open animal and permanent exhibits, including the special exhibit Underwater Beauty and seasonal Stingray Touch. There is an additional $4.95 charge to visit the 4-D Experience.

To reserve your tickets and to see all COVID-related guidelines and restrictions, click HERE.


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