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  • Museums reflect on lower attendance in 2014

    Museums reflect on lower attendance in 2014
    If you've ever tried to go to, say, Shedd Aquarium or the Museum of Science and Industry on the Sunday of a school vacation week, you'll agree that fewer museum visitors isn't necessarily a bad thing. By that standard, Chicago's museums did well in...
  • Attendance dips at major Chicago museums in 2014

    Attendance dips at major Chicago museums in 2014
    Attendance at a consortium of 15 leading Chicago cultural institutions was down slightly in 2014, in large measure due to the "polar vortex" weather that began the year, but blockbuster year-end exhibitions about a rock star and a year in history kept the...
  • Maze depicting Chicago's lakefront goes for the record

     Maze depicting Chicago's lakefront goes for the record
    After Matthew Haussler pulled the cover from what could be the world's longest hand-drawn picture maze, he said he needed a minute. Before Sunday afternoon's reveal in a corner of the Block Thirty Seven mall in the Loop, the artist had only seen the...
  • Declining health forces Shedd to euthanize 30-year-old dolphin

    Declining health forces Shedd to euthanize 30-year-old dolphin
    Shedd Aquarium officials said Friday that they had to euthanize a 30-year-old female white-sided dolphin whose health was deteriorating. The dolphin, named Tique, was euthanized Friday evening after an advancement of kidney disease, according to a press...
  • Lincoln Park Zoo's new monkey exhibit inspires continual conservation efforts

    Accolades go to the Lincoln Park Zoo's enchanting exhibit that comfortably houses Japanese snow monkeys. These amazing and wondrously intelligent creatures will mesmerize and enthrall staff and visitors. The snow monkeys will inspire thousands of wildlife...
  • George Lucas says museum could land in L.A. if Chicago falls through

    George Lucas says museum could land in L.A. if Chicago falls through
    George Lucas said Friday that complications in his plan to build his Lucas Museum of Narrative Art on the Chicago lakefront may put Los Angeles back in the running. Last summer, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti made a vigorous push to get the "Star Wars"...
  • Summer camps that won't wait

    Summer camps that won't wait
    Days of shorts and flip-flops never seem farther away than in January, but some of the most popular summer camps are opening registration this month. Procrastinate, and your child just might get iced out. Latin School camps You don't have to be a...
  • 'Moochie Kalala' TV series stars Tim Kazurinsky and Chicago's museums

    'Moochie Kalala' TV series stars Tim Kazurinsky and Chicago's museums
    Sunday's first episode of the new, Chicago-made kids' TV series "Moochie Kalala Detectives Club" starts with Tim Kazurinsky's character telling his grandkids a fantastical story that leads to a search for truth at Adler Planetarium. Although the...
  • Chicago 2014: This is just the beginning

    Welcome to RedEye’s annual look at pop-culture personalities! In the past, we’ve focused on famous faces from Lady Gaga to first lady Michelle Obama, and in 2013, we dedicated our entire issue to Chicago’s movers and shakers. This time...
  • Exclusive interview with Luna the otter

    We haven’t been driven insane enough by Luna’s cuddly-ness to think we could ACTUALLY ask her interview questions. But RedEye got access to the next best thing—her 24-hour care staff, the people who know her best. Here’s some...
  • Luna is Chicago's otter obsession

    Luna is Chicago's otter obsession
    Chicago’s animal Queen of Pop is a pup. Sure, the title “Pop Person” technically should rule out Luna—the Shedd Aquarium’s orphaned baby sea otter—but there’s good reason to bestow the title on this furry little...