News Archive

Shedd Aquarium Brings Sustainable Learning to International Waters to Save Endangered Grouper
December 16, 2011 - A holiday in the Bahamas seems like a relaxing way to escape winter temperatures. However, for a team of scientists from Shedd Aquarium, a trip to the Bahamas this month was a conservation mission to share critical gift of knowledge about the rapidly declining Nassau grouper (Epinephelus striatus) populations with local officials.

Shedd Aquarium's Must-See Seasonal Spectacle Returns, A Holiday Fantasea
November 23, 2011 - 'Tis the season to see Shedd for a lot of holiday reasons! Shedd Aquarium's family-favorite festive show, A Holiday Fantasea, is back! Marking the start of the holiday season at the aquarium, the multi-species show begins today, Nov. 25 through Jan. 2, 2012.

Shedd Aquarium Rescues Rare Coral in Florida Keys
November 18, 2011 - This week, Shedd Aquarium helped to rescue rare coral in the Florida Keys before the start of a Navy seawall construction project that would have damaged the coral around a Navy pier.

Shedd Aquarium Named as One of Chicago's Top Workplaces
November 15, 2011 - Shedd Aquarium has been selected to "Chicago's Top Workplaces 2011," an exclusive list complied by the Chicago Tribune each year that recognizes local employers for their inclusive and noteworthy work spaces. "Shedd Aquarium is the world's aquarium and that mission begins with our staff. Our dedication family of staff and volunteers work literally day and night to provide a world-clss aquarium experience for our guests, so creating a welcoming, productive workplace is a must-have," said Ted Beattie, Shedd Aquarium President and CEO.

Shedd Aquarium Announces Death of Beluga Whale
October 27, 2011 - Shedd Aquarium is deeply saddened to announce the loss of a beluga whale, Puiji (poo-EE-gee).

Shedd Calls on Local Students to Deck the Halls
with Sustainable Splendor

October 25, 2011 - Shedd Aquarium encourages Chicago-area classrooms to reduce, reuse and wreath-cycle this holiday season with its Wreath-Cycled Classroom Challenge!

A Holiday Fantasea Returns to Shedd Aquarium
October 24, 2011 - Come home for the our home at Shedd Aquarium this season as the tradition of A Holiday Fantasea returns!

Shedd Brings Together World's Top Minds to Discuss Seahorse Conservation at Zoo and Aquarium Symposium
October 20, 2011 - Thirteen years since its inaugural meeting, Shedd Aquarium will again welcome global leaders in science, conservation and research to the Seahorse Symposium on Nov. 1-4 to discuss the latest news and advances in the survival of seahorses.

Shedd and Target® Team Up to Offer Bus Fund Program for
Chicago Public Schools

Oct. 19, 2011 - After a successful pilot program year, Shedd Aquarium and Target® doubled its commitment to the program by contributing $50,000 to provide field trip assistance to economically disadvantaged schools in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) system during the 2011-2012 school year.

Shedd Aquarium Offers Special Discounts to Residents
of Chicago's 48th Ward

Oct. 18, 2011 - For more than 80 years, Shedd Aquarium has proudly served the City of Chicago and its diverse communities. Shedd is continuing that tradition through partnerships with local aldermen for the return of its Ward Days program.

Shedd Holds a Public Forum with Regional Leaders to
Discuss Asian Carp and Protecting the Great Lakes

Oct. 17, 2011 - Shedd Aquarium will host a public meeting to share information and talk about the future of critical local waterways as part of the ongoing series created by the Great Lakes Commission and Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Cities Initiative, titled Envisioning a Chicago Area Waterway System for the 21st Century.

Shedd Hosts Lab Session in First-Ever Gathering of Global Visionaries, Chicago Ideas Week
Oct. 7, 2011 - Shedd Aquarium will present a thought-provoking lab session on the concept of "One Health" next Thursday, Oct. 13 at 9 a.m. as part of Chicago Ideas Week – a seven-day celebration of innovation and ideas focused on bringing the world's best speakers together with the Midwest's best thinkers.

Shedd Aquarium Recognized with Top Honors in Marketing
Ocober 4, 2011 - The Association of Zoos andAquariums (AZA) announced today that John G. Shedd Aquarium has received top marketing honors from the organization for its Jazzin' at the Shedd Campaign.

From Herbavores to Locavores: Shedd Aquarium Animals
Join Local Food Movement

Sept. 22, 2011 - Shedd Aquarium is joining the local food movement! For the past two weeks, three
of Shedd’s animal residents went local – eating only locally grown produce as part
of the Locavore Challenge sponsored by the Green City Movement.

Shedd Draws Upon Young Artists for National Ocean Art Contest
with Coastal America

Sept. 21, 2011 - Shedd Aquarium is looking for the “Picassos” of the next generation to paint a picture of the importance of the oceans, coasts and even the Great Lakes of our own backyard.

Shedd Aquarium Serves Up Sea-Smart Fun for
National Seafood Month in October

Sept. 19, 2011 - October is well-known as a time for tricks and treats with Halloween, but it’s also National Seafood Month, a time to treat the planet by eating the right fish for the environment.

Lt. Gov. Simon re-launches Science Advisory Committee
Sept. 14, 2011 - Lt. Governor Sheila Simon announced the re-launch of the Science Advisory Committee today at the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC) field station located along the banks of the Mississippi River.

Shedd, Bulls Front Office Staff Take Great Lakes Pledge,
Clean Chicago Lake Front

Aug. 29, 2011 - Shedd Aquarium’s Great Lakes conservation team will lead Chicago Bulls Special Assistant to the General Manager Randy Brown, Ambassador Sidney Green, mascot Benny the Bull, and other Bulls front office staff through a beach clean-up at 12th Street Beach. 

A Holiday Fantasea Returns to Shedd Aquarium
Aug. 22, 2011 - Jingle all the way to Shedd Aquarium this holiday season as the tradition of A Holiday Fantasea returns! Step into the warmth of holiday cheer with the cool waters of the aquarium to make your family’s memories a true Holiday Fantasea.

Fall 'Shedd'ule' of Events
Aug. 22, 2011 - Fall into fun this season at Shedd Aquarium! Dive into the mysterious world of sea jellies at Shedd’s special exhibit, Jellies. Visit the aquarium’s youngest beluga whale, Nunavik, at the Abbott Oceanarium and see how much he’s grown.

Lt. Governor Simon Joins Shedd in beach cleanup,
Picks up trash at 12th Street Bech on It's Our River Day

Aug. 17, 2011 - A champion for safe, clean and accessible rivers, Lt.Governor Sheila Simon joined Shedd Aquarium's Great Lakes Conservation Team in a cleanup of 12th Street Beach today.

See What Bumps In the Night at Shedd During a
Night of Frightful Fun at Spooky Seas

Aug. 17, 2011 - Calling anyone brave enough to get face-to-face with mysterious animals after dark and spend a bewitching evening at Spooky Seas, Shedd’s annual family Halloween event, on
Friday, Oct. 28.

Law Students Make Waves at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium
August 11, 2011 - With environmental regulations continuing to evolve over the last decade, Shedd Aquarium and the Chicago law office of Jones Day teamed up once again this summer to provide students an in-depth look at the vital trends and changes driving environmental or freshwater law today.

Shedd Aquarium Expert to Explore the Black Sea
August 9, 2011 - Student Programs Coordinator of Chicago's Shedd Aquarium, DeDee Ludwig, has been chosen to be an Educator-at-Sea this summer with the Ocean Exploration Trust (OET).

Cool Jellies Accent Hot Night at Shedd's Sold-Out Lakeside Summer Celebration
August 5, 2011 - Co-chairs Janet Barnes and Julie Hawkins welcomed more than 1,000 guests to a lakeside soire at Shedd Aquarium for its fifth annual Auxiliary Board event, BLU.

Shedd's Sea Jelly Soirée Proves to be a Sea-Sational Success
July 1, 2011 - Chairman Julie Hughes O’Connor welcomed 850 guests to a sparkling night of revelry at Shedd
Aquarium’s annual gala, Sea Jelly Soirée, sponsored by United.

Soak Up the Smooth Sounds at Jazzin' at the Shedd Every Wednesday This Summer
May 26, 2011 - As summer temperatures saunter into Chicago, tap your toes to jazz tunes and take in the best view in the city during Shedd Aquarium's 17th annual summer concert series, Jazzin' at the Shedd, sponsored by Bank of America.

Shedd Brings the Mysterious World of Sea Jellies to Chicago in
a New Must-See Exhibit

Feb. 7, 2011 - Beginning April 15, Shedd Aquarium guests will be mesmerized by a new special exhibit showcasing pulsing, translucent sea jellies and their mystifying natural history.

Shedd Aquarium Announces Birth of Dolphin Calf
June 3, 2011

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