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A school of cownose rays swim at the Shedd Aquarium. (Credit: Shedd Aquarium)

Shedd Aquarium To Open New Hands-On Stingray Exhibit

It’s not quite like swimming with dolphins, but starting this spring visitors to the Shedd Aquarium will have a chance to touch the stingrays.

WBBM Newsradio–02/19/2013

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Shedd Aquarium To Close For 2 Days For Regular Maintenance

The Shedd Aquarium will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday for an early spring cleaning, but the fish are staying put.

WBBM Newsradio–01/22/2013

A sea lion at the Shedd Aquarium. (Credit: Mike Krauser/WBBM Newsradio)

Shedd Aquarium Debuts Two New Sea Lions

The Shedd Aquarium showed off two new sea lions on Wednesday – one with a reputation as a greedy crook, the other a blind gunshot victim.

WBBM Newsradio–01/16/2013

Three Asian carp pulled out of the Humboldt Park lagoon have been placed in the invasive species exhibit at the Shedd Aquarium. (Credit: John Cody/WBBM Newsradio)

Shedd Aquarium Displaying Asian Carp

Now welcoming visitors at the Shedd Aquarium are three big grey slow moving Carp.


Three Asian carp pulled out of the Humboldt Park lagoon have been placed in the invasive species exhibit at the Shedd Aquarium. (Credit: John Cody/WBBM Newsradio)

Shedd Aquarium Adds Asian Carp To Invasive Species Display

Biologists at the Shedd Aquarium were hoping the addition of three Asian bighead carp to the Invasive Species exhibit would persuade visitors to help keep the voracious fish out of Lake Michigan.

WBBM Newsradio–12/20/2012

The new beluga calf at the Shedd Aquarium swims with her mother, Mauyak, in the Secluded Bay of the Oceanarium. (Credit: Shedd Aquarium)

Beluga Calf Makes Public Debut At Shedd Aquarium

The Shedd Aquarium’s new beluga calf is now officially on public display after Friday’s debut at the where she’ll be seen at the Abbott Oceanarium; but she won’t be able to hear the spectators, for a very good reason.

WBBM Newsradio–10/27/2012

An unnamed baby beluga whale meets the press on Tuesday at the Shedd Aquarium with mother, Mauyak. (Credit: John Cody/WBBM Newsradio)

New Baby Beluga Ready To Meet Public

A brand new baby beluga is now 205 pounds and getting ready to meet the public at the Shedd Aquarium.


Kenai, a sea otter orphaned during the Exxon Valdez oil spill off the Alaska coast in 1989, spent the next 23 years at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. She was euthanized after suffering multiple organ failures due to old age. (Photo credit: John G. Shedd Aquarium/Brenna Hernandez)

Otter Rescued From 1989 Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Dies At Shedd

An otter orphaned by the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989 has died after spending the past 23 years at the Shedd Aquarium.


Mauyak, a female beluga, swims with her newborn calf Monday. (Shedd Aquarium)

Beluga Whale Born At Shedd

Mauyak, the Shedd’s female beluga, gave birth to a healthy calf about 2 a.m. Monday.


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Shedd Aquarium Evacuated Due To Power Outage

The Shedd Aquarium was evacuated Thursday afternoon when the electricity went out to much of the building.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2012

Puiji had been at the aquarium since 1989 (credit: Shedd Aquarium)

Shedd Aquarium Offers Free Week During Heat Wave

With the heat wave and Chicago pool closures, residents can find shelter from the weather for free this week at the Shedd Aquarium.


Shedd Aquarium revealed that its two-week-old addition, a Pacific white-sided dolphin calf, is a male. (Credit: Shedd Aquarium)

It’s A Boy! Shedd Reveals Gender Of Baby Dolphin

The Shedd Aquarium today revealed its two-week old Pacific white-sided dolphin calf is a male.


Piquet and her dolphin calf, which was born Memorial Day. (Shedd Aquarium)

So Far, So Good For Shedd’s New Baby Dolphin

Born on Memorial Day, the calf has already passed many other critical milestones, including bonding with mom and learning to slip-stream, swimming in mom’s wake to save energy.


Piquet, a Pacific white-sided dolphin, swims with her new baby calf, born on Memorial Day at the Shedd Aquarium. (Photo courtesy: Shedd Aquarium)

Baby Dolphin Born At Shedd Aquarium

Memorial Day brought a new arrival to Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium.

CBS Chicago–05/29/2012

Street closures during the NATO Summit around the Museum Campus

Field Museum To Close Sunday, Monday During NATO Summit

The Field Museum as decided to join the other institutions on the Museum Campus and close on Sunday and Monday for the NATO Summit.


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Shedd, Adler, Art Institute To Close For 3 Days For NATO Summit

The Shedd Aquarium, the Adler Planetarium, and the Art Institute of Chicago will be closed for three days on the weekend of the NATO Summit.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2012

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Man Receives Shedd Aquarium Postcard 55 Years Late

A postcard delivered a half century after it was mailed has led to a special trip to the Shedd Aquarium by a Virginia man.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2012

A pair of California Sea Lions (File photo by DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Shedd Aquarium Looks To Adopt Sea Lion From Pacific Northwest

The Shedd Aquarium is throwing a lifeline to a sea lion that otherwise might be doomed.


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Shedd Aquarium Goes For World Record With Earth Day Picnic

It’s a little cold to have a picnic, but that’s exactly what people are doing outside the Shedd Aquarium on this Earth Day.

CBS Chicago–04/22/2012