| Dec 14, 2014
| 12:02 PM
It's a boy.
Brookfield Zoo has announced the birth of its eighth bottlenose dolphin. Weighing in at 35- to 40-pounds and measuring 31/2 feet long, the calf was born to first-time mom Allison, age 9, on Friday.
Though a dolphin birth is not...
| 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 19, 2014
| 12:50 PM
Whether you're looking to introduce your kids to your favorite childhood video games or to enter the world of HeroClix and role-playing games, these retro arcades and gaming lounges have it covered. We checked out each shop to arrive at these highlights...
| 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 6, 2014
| 11:39 AM
The hulking animals that stepped from trailers to corrals here late at night drew a hushed, attentive audience of about 25 people.
The reason for the reverence: wild bison have been reintroduced on the prairies east of the Mississippi River for the...
| 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...
| May 28, 2014
| 2:19 PM
Summer is traditionally a slow time for museum exhibit openings. This could be because of the heat or the humidity or the marked decrease in school field trips during the season. No matter. Area museums and zoos do make concerted efforts to bring in...
| May 20, 2014
| 3:02 PM
Brookfield Zoo, Lincoln Park Zoo and the Shedd Aquarium announced Tuesday they are joining a fight to protect African elephants through the newly launched 96 Elephants Campaign. The campaign aims to help the endangered animals in their homeland, educate...
| 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...