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Illinois residents can visit the Shedd Aquarium for free next week


CHICAGO (WREX) — If you're tired of being cooped up inside during the cold, snowy weather, the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago is looking to help you out!

The Shedd is offering free entry to all Illinois residents for the week of Feb. 22-26.

However, tickets must be bought in advance. The Shedd Aquarium says they will not allow you to enter without a ticket. Tickets can not be bought on site, either.

The Illinois Resident Free Days include access to all open animal and permanent exhibits, including the special exhibit Underwater Beauty and seasonal Stingray Touch. 

All adults must provide proof of residency in-person when redeeming tickets at the discounted rate. A $3 transaction fee will be applied to Illinois Resident Free Day tickets reserved online.

For more information or to buy a ticket, CLICK HERE.

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