9 posts categorized "Oceanarium opening"

October 16, 2009

Oceanarium Reimagined: A Look Back

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Here's a look back at the renovation of the reimagined Oceanarium. Thanks for supporting Shedd and visit us soon!

Posted by Jay Geneske, web editor
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May 26, 2009

An Amazing Oceanarium Opening

Pacific white-sided dolphins

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May 25, 2009

Oceanarium Opening on YouTube and Flickr

We're celebrating the Oceanarium grand opening with special animal encounters and chats, animals to touch in the tide pool, games, stilt walkers, divers, magicians and jugglers!

Check out this video of a Shedd tot in a Polar Play Zone penguin suit:

See more footage captured by Shedd and our guests on our YouTube channel and Flickr group.

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May 24, 2009

More Oceanarium Opening Photos

Members of Chicago Sky and 2016 Paralympians team join Amy Ritter-Cowen and Anna Davlantes (center) at Sunday's opening

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May 23, 2009

Oceanarium Opening Photos and Video

Shedd President and CEO Ted Beattie, The Blackhawk's Tommy Hawk, Bobby Hull and Ice Crew Girls cut the ribbon

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Oceanarium Opening Day - 8:30 a.m.

The Oceanarium has been previewed by the media and Shedd members, and will open to the public in 30 minutes! 

Here's a sneak peek: 

Welcome to the Pacific Northwest

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May 22, 2009

Oceanarium Member Preview

Shedd members are celebrating the reimagined Oceanarium today at the exclusive members preview. Stay tuned for photos, videos and other updates of the public opening on May 23.

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May 21, 2009

Oceanarium Media Preview

Abc-shottThis morning, Shedd held a special media preview of the reimagined Oceanarium, which opens to the public on May 23! Below are a few stories from the Chicago media we wanted to share:

FOX Chicago

Follow us on Twitter opening weekend for updates and prizes.

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May 12, 2009

Oceanarium Animal Homecoming

After nearly nine months “on vacation,” our beluga whales, Pacific white-sided dolphins and Alaska sea otters are back home. We’ve also welcomed new animals to the Oceanarium family, including two California sea lions, temperate-weather penguins, a new Pacific white-sided dolphin and a variety of Pacific Northwest fishes and invertebrates.

Animal care is our top priority. Whether they were moved by road, by air, or by a combination of the two, all of the animals traveled safely and quickly, thanks to careful planning and the training we did with them before they were moved.

Here are highlights of their journey back to Shedd.

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