Open 9 am - 6 pm
Museum Campus parking availability and cost will be impacted by a concert taking place at Soldier Field. Taking public transportation is highly recommended.
A rockhopper penguin stands in a nook of the penguin habitat.
A tiny froglet, about the size of the leaf it sits on, peers up at the camera.

Tips for your Illinois Resident Free Day Visit

  • Capacity is limited—Free Days tickets are subject to availability and typically sell out quickly. Advance reservations are highly recommended due to the high demand for tickets.
  • Upon your visit, please present a valid state ID or driver’s license that proves your Illinois residence. 
  • The 4-D Experience admission is a $4.95 upgrade for all guests. 

Shedd Aquarium is excited to joyfully welcome guests on special Illinois resident free days again to look nature in the eye! Start planning your visit today!


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