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  • Join us for BLU this Saturday!

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    I’ve always loved aquariums, and by joining the Shedd Aquarium Auxiliary Board, I’ve had the amazing opportunity to work alongside a passionate group of employees, volunteers and fellow Aux Board members in supporting Shedd’s mission of education, conservation and sustainability.

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  • Happy Birthday, Mr. Shedd!

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    One hundred and sixty four years ago on Sunday, John Graves Shedd was born in a humble frame farmhouse in Alstead, New Hampshire. We’ve got cause for celebration!

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  • All Aboard for Shedd’s Anniversary!

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    You would have seen the Nautilus railroad car on temporary tracks next to the building if you’d attended Shedd’s opening ceremonies on May 30, 1930. It had just returned from Key West on a collecting trip for reef fishes for the tropical saltwater gallery.

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  • Welcome to Shedd's New Website!

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    Welcome to Shedd’s new website! Like a trip to the aquarium, every web visit offers a lot to see and do. We’re excited to share opportunities like never before to connect with our animals and with our work locally and around the world!

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  • Long-Lived and Going Strong

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    As veterinary science advances at a clip that rivals human medicine, animals in aquariums and zoos are living not just healthier but also longer lives. 

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