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  • Help Shedd keep beaches beautiful

    Help Shedd keep beaches beautiful
    The best kind of volunteering involves getting your hands dirty; the Shedd Aquarium's kind also means spending a day at the beach. For its new Great Lakes Action Days, volunteers will help with invasive plant removal, maintaining trails, planting native...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • J.J. Abrams Should Tank 'Star Wars 7' for Fun

    J.J. Abrams Should Tank 'Star Wars 7' for Fun
    I was in a London Starbucks checking my e-mail when I noticed the internet wasn’t working. Could it be a router problem, I wondered? Possibly. Then later I found out that Disney announced J.J. Abrams would direct the new “Star Wars”...
  • 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...
  • Chicago museums reeling after building sprees

    Chicago museums reeling after building sprees
    The turn of the millennium was a heady time for many Chicago cultural institutions. Cheap loans, high investment returns and swelling endowments spawned a slew of new attractions along the lakefront and around downtown. The Art Institute built its Modern...
  • Tips for shopping responsibly

    Tips for shopping responsibly
    Q: I've decided to be more mindful about my meat and fish consumption. Can you recommend butchers and fishmongers in Chicago or the close-in suburbs that sell responsibly produced meat and fish? I am looking for more information than the animal welfare...
  • Northwestern students design penguin bootie

    Northwestern students design penguin bootie
    The Shedd Aquarium had a problem: From time to time, its penguins did not have happy feet. The birds, particularly the older ones, developed bumblefoot — uncomfortable lesions that can be caused by standing too long on a rough surface. The Shedd...
  • Meet our oldest animals in Chicago

    Meet our oldest animals in Chicago
    Cookie, the Brookfield Zoo's resident 80-year-old cockatoo, was in fine form Tuesday morning. The last remaining member of the west suburban zoo's original animal collection when it opened in 1934, he squawked with excitement — a piercing,...
  • From Nazis to Lincoln, from World's Fair to bees

    From Nazis to Lincoln,  from World's Fair to bees
    Once again this year, the fall museum and zoo schedules are full, and not just because of the now-requisite Halloween and Christmas programming. Highlights include a World's Fair revisitation at the Field, commemoration of the Gettysburg Address' 150th...
  • Sea otter raised from infancy at Shedd Aquarium dies

    Sea otter raised from infancy at Shedd Aquarium dies
    A 23-year-old sea otter who had been at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium since being abandoned in Alaska in 1990 has been euthanized, according to aquarium officials. Kachemak, the oldest sea otter in any North American zoo or aquarium collection, died...