Shedd is offering several evenings this summer for Illinois residents to enjoy free admission, via a new offering, Night Dives. Illinois resident guests can escape the heat and look nature in the eye for free in the evenings on these select dates, extending accessibility for those with work and other commitments during the daytime hours to take advantage of free admission.
Tuesdays and Thursdays in June, starting Tuesday, June 13, from 5-9 p.m. (last entry at 7 p.m.).
- Tuesday, June 13
- Thursday, June 15
- Tuesday, June 20
- Thursday, June 22
- Tuesday, June 27
With a valid ID, Illinois residents receive free general admission for the evening hours with advance ticket reservations. Free general admission also includes the option to view an animal spotlight at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in Abbott Oceanarium, featuring animals like Pacific white-sided dolphins, beluga whales, penguins and California sea lions. Additionally, Stingray Touch, the seasonal, outdoor touch exhibit, will be open until 7:00 p.m., weather permitting. To register tickets in advance or plan your visit: www.sheddaquarium.org/plan-a-visit
June 2023: Tuesdays and Thursdays in June, starting Tuesday, June 13 and ending on Tuesday, June 27, from 5-9 p.m.
PRICES: Admission for Illinois Residents during Night Dives: FREE
HOW: Advanced reservations are required. Tickets must be secured ahead of a visit using Shedd’s website.
Please note: A transaction fee applies to all Illinois Resident Night Dives tickets reserved online. This helps ensure access to as many neighbors as possible by validating orders.
All adults must provide proof of residency in person when redeeming tickets at a discounted rate. For the latest information about the aquarium hours and discounts, please visit the “Plan a Visit” page.
WHERE: Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. DuSable Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Ill. 60605
VISUALS: High resolution photos of Shedd Aquarium can be found here: https://personal.filesanywhere.com/fs/v.aspx?v=8e6c68875d65707cb49a. Photo credit: ©Shedd Aquarium/Brenna Hernandez
Videos can be found here:
https://personal.filesanywhere.com/fs/v.aspx?v=8e6c68875d6571b09caa. Video credit: ©Shedd Aquarium/Sam Cejtin