As the colder starts to creep in, it can be hard to find fun things to do during your free time. There's football games of course, but those aren't every weekend. There is one thing you can do with the family though, and it won't hit your wallet this month!

The Shedd Aquarium in Chicago is offering free admission to Illinois residents through September 30. I was just out on Lake Michigan with my family over the long weekend and saw the Shedd from the outside (spoilers: it's beautiful, but the cool stuff is on the inside).

If you go before September 12, you'll be able to participate in the Stingray Touch exhibit! The kids can feel some of the creatures in the aquarium and learn more about how they live.

Personally, I can't actually remember the last time I visited the Shedd. It was probably for a school trip and that is FAR too long ago. Looks like I'll be doing a quick weekend excursion soon! Maybe I'll see you there.