The aquarium will offer Illinois Resident Free Days on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting Sept. 7 through Sept. 29, according to a statement.
In addition to the free admission for residents, the aquarium will offer extended hours on free days from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., except Sept. 28 when it will close at 5 p.m.
Free general admission includes access to all of Shedd's exhibits or guests can dive deeper with special add-on experiences including the Stingray Feeding, 4-D Experiences or Virtual Reality Experiences.
(Shedd Aquarium/Brenna Hernandez)
Tickets for Illinois Resident Free Days must be secured in advance either online at SheddAquarium.org/plan-a-visit, or by calling 312-939-2438. Guests will not be permitted into the aquarium without a reservation.
Proof of residency must be provided in-person when obtaining tickets.