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Shedd Offers Free Admission



    Shedd Aquarium
    The friendly, playful beluga whales are a favorite at the Shedd Aquarium.

    Visiting Chicago's fantastic museums can be a pricey affair for a family, but this week, you can take in one of them for free.

    The Shedd Aquarium is offering free general admission, starting today, through Friday, June 17.

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    Your free ticket will only get you into the Shedd's original galleries, but there's a discount for the Shedd Pass, which will get you into the rest of the aquarium for $20.95 for grown-ups, $13.95 for kids. You'll still need to buy a $3 or $4 ticket to see the jellyfish or the aquatic show, respectively.

    The Shedd can be a busy place on a regular summer day, but toss in these big ticket savings, and it's likely to be packed. The aquarium recommends you buy your tickets in advance.