The Shedd Aquarium is one of my favorite places to visit when I go to Chicago. And this month they are offering FREE admission.

Throughout the month of September, Illinois residents can experience Shedd Aquarium for FREE. According to WGN, the free admission (which started on the 6th) ends on the 30th. The free admission will cover special exhibits, water shows, and the Stingray Touch sessions.

If you ever get a chance to go to Shedd Aquarium, DO IT! It's really for all ages. I remember when my oldest was really into Nemo and we had to search the whole dang aquarium until we found that fish (FYI it's in the Caribbean section). There are fish and other sea animals that you likely won't see anywhere else. And if you're lucky, try to catch a display during feeding time (it is REALLY cool).

And if you're wondering just HOW you can get to Chicago, make sure you sign up for Amtrak tickets here on Y101. If you win, you might get the whole trip for free!