Visit the Shedd Aquarium for Free!
The Shedd Aquarium, as part of their Community Discount Days, is offering free admission for the rest of this week! From February 16th through the 20th, visitors get in to the main exhibit galleries free . Entrance to the Wild Reef exhibit (which is excellent, by the way) is available at a discounted rate. We're guessing that the Shedd might be trying to drive up their attendance, since the Oceanarium is closed until June of this year. In combination with the Art Institute letting visitors in for free every day in February, it’s a very good month for museum-goers on a budget.
If you want to visit the Shedd but don’t want to spend any extra money on the Wild Reef, check out their “Ten Fun Finds” maps! They map out some semi-scavenger hunts of the main exhibit area, centered on different themes. And if you’re looking for something do with your little one during a weekday, there’s one just for small children.