CHICAGO — Night Dives at the Shedd Aquarium is returning, once again offering Illinois residents a chance to experience the indoor marine exhibit at no cost.

Starting this Thursday, Aug. 10, visitors can experience the aquatic animal world from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. with a valid ID or proof of Illinois residency.

New dates include:

  • Thursday, Aug. 10
  • Tuesday, Aug.15
  • Thursday, Aug.17
  • Tuesday, Aug. 22
  • Thursday, Aug. 24
  • Tuesday, Aug. 29
  • Thursday, Aug. 31

Advanced reservations for Night Dives are required and can be made online by clicking here.

Free general admission also includes viewing an animal spotlight at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in Abbott Oceanarium and the Stingray Touch.

The latest guests can enter for free is 7 p.m.

Shedd Aquarium leaders recently unveiled “never-before-seen renderings and new details about construction plans” for their Centennial Commitment. Learn more in the video player above.