| Dec 17, 2014
| 1:04 PM
The biggest museum story in Chicago in 2014 was, of course, the one that's on the horizon. During the year, billionaire filmmaker George Lucas chose Chicago for his Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, was offered a prime lakefront site in a current Soldier...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 4:52 PM
A second bottlenose dolphin has been born within the last month to an adult dolphin at the Brookfield Zoo, zoo officials announced Thursday.
Allie, 27, gave birth at 2:45 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Chicago Zoological Society which manages Brookfield...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 5:54 PM
A male dolphin died shortly after being born at Brookfield Zoo on Friday, zoo officials said.
The calf surfaced, as is normal, after its 8:45 a.m. birth to 11-year-old first-time mother Noelani, said Bill Zeigler, senior vice president of collections...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 3:07 PM
For a 10-month-old orangutan, Kecil is a pretty well-traveled guy.
He was napping at Brookfield Zoo early Wednesday afternoon after a busy morning of media appearances during which Kecil ("Kuh-CHEEL") stuck to a strict no-comment policy.
| Oct 15, 2014
| 10:07 AM
"From ghoulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties and things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us," goes a traditional Scottish prayer. But at this time of year, a lot of people savor the possibility of a good fright. Several museums and...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 5:20 PM
Anyone who doubts the importance of early maternal care need only meet Kecil.
The 6-month-old male orangutan came to Brookfield Zoo last month to bond with Maggie, a 53-year-old orangutan. Maggie may be older than typical mothers, but she turned out...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 9:27 AM
For the legions of kids who adore them, the Kratt Brothers are easy to tell apart. Martin wears the blue shirt. Chris is the one in green.
The zoologist brothers have been making and starring in children's educational television since their first...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 4:58 PM
A gas leak outside of Brookfield Zoo has been stopped and authorities said repairs to it will be finished by midnight, officials said.
Zoo spokeswoman Sondra Katzen said they are planning to be open for business Saturday.
No people or animals were...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 1:12 PM
The main parking lot of Brookfield Zoo was closed today after a construction crew hit a gas line, officials said.
No injuries were reported when workers hit the line around 10:30 am. at 31st Street and Golf View Road in the west suburb, according to zoo...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 2:03 PM
Walt Disney is sticking around, jellyfish are going away while snow monkeys arrive, and David Bowie, as represented by his artifacts, is coming to town.
The fall museum calendar is a busy one, unveiling new shows and new events as well as the reprise of...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 4:30 PM
For as long as she can remember, Nava Greenblatt has been fascinated by animal behavior.
"Watching animals interact with other (animals or people) or with their environment is so interesting," she said. "It's hard to tear myself away."