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  • Shedd says it draws most visitors of any U.S. aquarium

    Shedd says it draws most visitors of any U.S. aquarium
    The Shedd Aquarium reclaimed its attendance title among the nation’s major non-profit aquariums after trailing the relatively new Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta for the last five years. Nearly 2.17 million people visited the Shedd in 2012, a 2 percent...
  • Glimpse of hope for disabled teen

    Glimpse of hope for disabled teen
    On a recent fall day, Darlene Armstrong watched with wonder as the Shedd Aquarium's white-sided dolphins turned somersaults and splashed spectators. The 17-year-old disabled girl's life had changed dramatically since she was rescued from her Chicago...
  • Adler Planetarium names Michelle Larson new president

    Adler Planetarium names Michelle Larson new president
    Michelle Larson's faculty page at Utah State University displays a picture of her cozying up to a bust of Albert Einstein. Lego Albert Einstein. That combination, science with a populist face, is a pretty fair summation of what she'll have to bring...
  • Stingray Touch exhibit opens for summer at Shedd Aquarium

    Stingray Touch exhibit opens for summer at Shedd Aquarium
    The surprise isn't that the Shedd Aquarium now has an exhibit where visitors can touch stingrays as they glide by, but rather that the most popular aquarium in the U.S. hasn't had one before now. Usually called something like Stingray Bay or Stingray...
  • Antibiotics in livestock raising concerns up the food chain

    Antibiotics in livestock raising concerns up the food chain
    While Sam Spitz's friends were loading up on pizza for lunch, the Whitney Young High School sophomore opted for a chicken Caesar salad. Spitz was in training for a big sophomore baseball season — after having pitched on the school's varsity team...
  • October 2: Midday Fix - Bug Houses

    October 2: Midday Fix - Bug Houses
    Bug Houses Event: Sustainable Gardens October 10 9:00 a.m. - noon John G. Shedd Aquarium 1200 South Lake Shore Drive Chicago www.sheddaquarium.org/ Tips: When choosing wood for the bug house frame, cedar is better than pine because it will hold up...
  • Shedd's baby beluga has coming-out party Friday

    Shedd's baby beluga has coming-out party Friday
    On Friday the Shedd Aquarium will debut the latest addition to its whale family: an eight-week-old female Beluga Whale. Her mother, Mauyak, gave birth on Aug. 27 to the calf, then 4 feet, 6 inches long and weighing 130 pounds. The calf has grown about...
  • Power outage leads to temporary Shedd closure

    Power outage leads to temporary Shedd closure
    A power outage today temporarily shut down the Shedd Aquarium and caused its visitors to be evacuated, officials said. The power at the Shedd Aquarium went out about 1:30 p.m., said Shedd spokeswoman Andrea Smalec. The facility was scheduled to reopen...
  • Beluga whale born at Shedd Aquarium

    Beluga whale born at Shedd Aquarium
    A beluga whale gave birth to a baby early this morning at the Shedd Aquarium, officials announced today. Mauyak, who has given birth to two other calves at the aquarium, gave birth at 2 a.m. to a whale estimated at 150 pounds and 4-1/2 feet, according to...
  • Baby beluga -- first rescued in U.S. -- 'not out of the woods'

    Baby beluga -- first rescued in U.S. -- 'not out of the woods'
    The two Alaskan fishermen had stopped to examine a bald eagle when they noticed something sleek and gray in the Bristol Bay surf: a baby beluga whale in the shallows, faintly whistling and clicking. The whale, already dehydrated and disoriented, soon...
  • 175 years of memorable, horrible, humorous and remarkable events that shaped Chicago

    175 years of memorable, horrible, humorous and remarkable events that shaped Chicago
    On March 4, 1837, exactly 175 years ago, Chicago was incorporated. Not that Flashback needed a reason, but we took this occasion to compile a very long list of events, year by year and decade by decade, that helped shape this great city. Some events...