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Shedd Aquarium Has Free Days Every Monday, Tuesday And Wednesday In October

The free days are for Illinois residents. Tickets must to secured before arriving at the aquarium.

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CHICAGO — Shedd Aquarium is marking the arrival of October by opening its doors to Illinois residents for free every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday throughout the month.

The aquarium was closed for an extended stretch earlier this year amid the initial coronavirus shutdowns. It is back open with a host of new measures for safety.

The aquarium is reducing its capacity, setting arrival times, creating one-way paths around the exhibits, mandating face coverings and having hand sanitizer spots around the building.

Tickets must be obtained before arrival. To do so, visit the Shedd’s website or by call (312) 939-2438. If getting tickets online, a $3 transaction fee is added.

Free admission will not be granted to walk-ups, the aquarium said.

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