| May 31, 2011
| 2:51 PM
| Jun 3, 2011
| 8:46 AM
| Jun 3, 2011
| 4:06 PM
A Pacific white-sided dolphin gave birth to an apparently healthy calf today at the Shedd Aquarium after coming home pregnant last year from a trip to Miami’s Seaquarium.
The birth is a rare and important one for the Shedd, where only three of...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 1:14 PM
| Jun 14, 2011
| 8:47 AM
| Aug 3, 2011
Question: Our cat, Columbus, is an escape artist and somehow manages to get out nearly each morning to visit our neighbors. They feed him, and have three young children who dote on him. Columbus clearly adores them and spends most of the day around...
| Aug 5, 2011
BLU, the Shedd Aquarium's fifth annual fete, hosted by the Auxiliary Board, was a sellout. One thousand "oceanistas" gathered on this balmy night to bask in the glow of the cool, colorful jellyfish.
The evening began with cocktails in the Shedd's...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 9:07 PM
In choosing controversial former University of Oregon President Richard Lariviere as its likely next chief executive, the Field Museum has opted for a "change agent," according to the man hiring him, and a "gentleman with elbows," according to one of...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 12:10 PM
Chicago’s largest museums are offering many free days to Illinois residents this month, with most of them following up with more free days in February.
The free days are the result of a revision of a state law regarding the Chicago Park District...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 10:26 AM
The Shedd Aquarium is the new home for a 10-week-old sea otter found orphaned on the California coast last month, the aquarium announced today.
The female pup, now weighing about 15 pounds, was found near the southern end of the Big Sur Coast near...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 1:54 AM
Despite the so-so economy, attendance at Chicago's museums and zoos, held steady last year.
Overall attendance at 14 area institutions was 14.4 million, virtually identical to the 2010 totals, according to the group Museums Work for Chicago.