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Veterans Receive Free Admission at Shedd Aquarium on Veterans Day

November 03, 2021

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On Veterans Day next Thursday, Nov. 11, Shedd Aquarium is honoring U.S. military veterans with free general admission. This offer is available for all veterans and retired U.S. military personnel with proper ID and advance ticket reservations but does not cover family members or dependents. Free admission includes access to the entire aquarium, including all galleries, the special exhibit Underwater Beauty, touch experiences like Sea Star Touch and Sturgeon Touch, and a chance to see Animal Spotlights.

In addition, Shedd offers free admission daily for active-duty U.S. military personnel.

WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021

WHERE: Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605

HOW: Tickets must be reserved in advance online. A team member will validate your veteran ID at the Accessible entrance. Free admission is for veterans only, but you can purchase tickets for your family and friends. Learn more:

VISUALS: High resolution photos of the aquarium are available for download:
Photo Credit: ©Shedd Aquarium/Brenna Hernandez