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Shedd: Free admission week for Illinois residents

CHICAGO – One of Chicago's top tourist attractions is offering a free week for Illinois residents.

The Shedd Aquarium has free general admission through Friday. That includes its "Waters of the World" and "Amazon Rising" exhibits. The Aquarium will also offer discounted admission to other exhibits including the Abbott Oceanarium and "Jellies," which showcases several kinds of jelly fish.

The aquarium is also extending its hours through Wednesday. The Shedd will be open until 8 p.m.

However, Shedd officials say it's a popular week to visit the aquarium along Lake Michigan. They advise buying advance tickets.

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