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Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum Reopening After Closing For Months Due To COVID-19 Restrictions

CHICAGO (CBS)-- If you want to check in on Wellington the penguin and his friends at the Shedd Aquarium, next week you'll get your chance.

Starting next Wednesday, the Shedd will reopen to the members after closing for 70 days due to COVID-19 restrictions. It will reopen to the general public on Saturday, Jan. 30.

The Art Institute of Chicago will reopen its doors February 11.

Tickets must be purchased in advance.

COVID-19 measures will be in place with limited entry, a mask requirement, and hand sanitizing stations throughout the Shedd Aquarium.

After being closed for two months, the Field Museum will reopen to the public on Saturday January 23. Members will get early access on Thursday and Friday.

If you're an Illinois resident, next Monday and Thursday, you can get in for free.

COVID-19 safety measures will be in place as well.

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