| 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...
| 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”...
| Dec 25, 2012
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...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 7:00 PM
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...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 1:46 PM
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...
| Oct 21, 2012
| 4:00 AM
A high seas adventure. Ken Poling, from Mishawaka, has a great summer story. He participated in the Teacher Field Experience with Shedd Aquarium. “Biology in the Bahamas” is a professional development program for teachers interested in...
| Oct 2, 2012
9:00 a.m. - noon
John G. Shedd Aquarium
1200 South Lake Shore Drive
When choosing wood for the bug house frame, cedar is better than pine because it will hold up...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 2:45 PM
Here are some shows and exhibits to watch for at Chicago's museums and zoos this fall, roughly in order of appearance:
"Kouzina": Annual celebration of Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 20 at the National Hellenic Museum, 333 S....
| Sep 12, 2012
| 2:29 PM
This autumn and early winter will see the biggest change in Chicago's Museum Campus since Lake Shore Drive took a hard swing to the west to create the parkland connection of cultural institutions 14 years ago.
This time, though, the alteration is not...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 6:23 PM
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...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 1:24 PM
Continual coverage of the trial of Drew Peterson for the murder of his third wife, Kathleen Savio.
3:20 p.m. Prosecution might rest its case Friday
Prosecutors said they will be in a position to rest their case Friday morning....