Freebie of the Week: Shedd Aquarium general admission
Dream of warmer climes by paying the Shedd Aquarium’s bright schools of tropical fish a visit: Getting a mesmerizing look at them and the rest of the aquatic residents in the aquarium’s original galleries is free between January 16–21. Discounts on passes to other Shedd attractions such as the newly renovated Oceanarium and Broadway-style aquatic show Fantasea—featuring belugas, dolphins and sea lions—are offered on these days, too. If you can’t make it out next week, free general admission is also offered every Monday and Tuesday in January. Advance tickets available (800-982-2787, sheddaquarium.org).