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Shedd Aquarium Free For February (There Are Free January Days, Too)

Illinois residents can get into the Shedd Aquarium for free for most of February.

The Shedd Aquarium is free for Illinois residents during 12 days this September.
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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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