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You Can Visit The Shedd Aquarium For Free In September. Here’s The Schedule

To get free admission, you have to reserve your tickets online in advance and provide proof you’re a resident of Illinois.

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DOWNTOWN — Illinoisans can visit the sea creatures at the Shedd Aquarium for free Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in September. 

Free admission includes access to all of the Shedd’s exhibits, including its current special exhibit, Underwater Beauty, according to a news release.

The museum, 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive, will offer extended hours on some of the free days so residents with work or school can still take advantage of free admission. 

The Shedd’s hours are typically 9 a.m.-5 p.m., but it will be open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 12, 13, 14, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28. 

To get in for free, you have to reserve tickets online in advance and provide proof you live in Illinois. 

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