SOUTH LOOP — Illinois residents can get into the Shedd Aquarium for free for most of February — and on a few dates in January.
General admission to the Shedd will be free for all Illinois residents Jan. 17-Jan. 21 and on every weekday in February, according to a news release from the aquarium. Visitors will be able to see Nickel, the aquarium’s famous sea turtle; look at angelfish as part of the Underwater Beauty exhibit and watch belugas and penguins, among other sites at the aquarium.
The Shedd will also be open until 9 p.m. on Jan. 21.
Attendees will have to show proof of residency, like a state ID, to get in for free. Those who reserve tickets online will have to pay a $3 transaction fee.
The Shedd will be closed Jan. 15-16.
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