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The surprise isn't that the Shedd Aquarium now has an exhibit where visitors can touch stingrays as they glide by, but rather that the most popular aquarium in the U.S. hasn't had one before now. Usually called something like Stingray Bay or Stingray...
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St. Louis Post-DispatchLeaders of the St. Louis Science Center dreamed of building a glass high-rise hotel on the Oakland Avenue campus. They envisioned a domed pavilion, a series of exhibit halls and an elevated plaza, the size of a football field, on stilts above the existing...
Adler Planetarium 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive; 312-922-7827, adlerplanetarium.org America's first planetarium has one of the world's greatest collections of antique astronomical instruments. One of those is the fully restored Gemini 12 spacecraft flown by...
The hardest thing about visiting Chicago is deciding where to take the kids first — Chicago's famous Lakefront where you can ride bikes and in-line skate, or Lincoln Park where you can visit one of the few free zoos (http://www.lpzoo.org) in the...
The chairman of the Chicago Cubs gave up his bid for local tax dollars to help pay for a $300 million renovation of Wrigley Field. But Tom Ricketts could reap millions of dollars in federal tax breaks for preserving the old ballpark. The Tribune has...
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...
The Shedd Aquarium had a problem: From time to time, its penguins did not have happy feet. The birds, particularly the older ones, developed bumblefoot — uncomfortable lesions that can be caused by standing too long on a rough surface. The Shedd...
Students interested in careers in marine science, lake ecology and oceanic research may have the opportunity to shadow and be mentored by scientists at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, thanks to the efforts of a student delegation including one local teen....
Chicago ShoppingQ: I've decided to be more mindful about my meat and fish consumption. Can you recommend butchers and fishmongers in Chicago or the close-in suburbs that sell responsibly produced meat and fish? I am looking for more information than the animal welfare...
With a crucial budgeting deadline fast approaching, officials with the Highland Park-based nonprofit Family Service are still trying to make up for a $50,000 funding loss for their Latino Youth Initiative. Paul Dean, executive director of the social...
Frigid February temperatures notwithstanding, it's not too early to plan where to send the kids to camp this summer. Throughout the city and the suburbs, a number of museums, botanical gardens and zoos offer hands-on learning experiences built around...
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