| Jul 12, 2013
| 11:28 AM
If a tornado carrying multiple varieties of sharks actually did find its way to L.A., the sharks wouldn’t be angry. They would be incredibly confused.
“To be up in a tornado, I don’t think they would have the cognitive desire to go...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 2:48 PM
At the Shedd Aquarium these days, there's almost as much touching going on as at a massage therapist's spa or an Apple store.
Last month, the marine animal showcase by the lake introduced Stingray Touch, a place for warm-weather visitors to pet de-...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 12:09 PM
Overhead trains, river-touring boats, legendary dinosaurs and American Girls: Chicago's best attractions appeal to all ages. And though it's a big city, Chicago extends a warm Midwestern welcome to visitors while keeping it real with an ample dose of...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 12:14 PM
Upon entering the Shedd Aquarium's "Be Like Bond: The Stingray Affair" gala, attendees filed past a 20,000-gallon pool filled with stingrays that raised their heads like puppies for petting. The "touch experience" was a highlight of this annual black-...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 2:03 PM
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...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 2:37 PM
A group of protesters targeted the Shedd Aquarium today as part of a campaign in about a dozen countries to ask that whales and dolphins in captivity be released.
The "Empty the Tanks" campaign today targeted aquariums in at least 10 U.S. cities,...
| Aug 30, 2013
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...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 12:26 PM
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...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 2:49 AM
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”...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 5:03 PM
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...
| Mar 13, 2013
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...