23 posts categorized "Oceanarium renovation"

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 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

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Posted by Jay Geneske, web editor

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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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April 15, 2009

Please Pass the Salt!

Instant-Ocean Oceanarium progress update: The pools are filled with water! But that’s just the first step in preparing for the much-anticipated return of the belugas, dolphins and other marine mammals.

Shedd’s Facilities team is involved in a two-week process to take delivery of salt – lots and lots of it. On Monday, April 6, we started receiving the first shipment of 403 bags of Instant Ocean Sea Salt®, a commercial marine salt mix.

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April 13, 2009

Filling the Oceanarium Pools


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April 08, 2009

First Look at Polar Play Zone

Here's a look behind the scenes of the new Polar Play Zone, Shedds first permanent children's exhibit opening on May 22.

Learn more about the reimagined Oceanarium.

Posted by Bryan Schuetze, exhibit design

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March 24, 2009

Otters and Oil, 20 Years Later

Sea-otter-1 Twenty years ago this week the oil tanker Exxon Valdez ran aground in Alaska’s Prince William Sound, spilling 11 million gallons of North Slope crude on 1,100 miles of pristine coastline. The immediate toll on wildlife was horrific.

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March 20, 2009

New Pics of Oceanarium Construction

 Whale harbor

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March 06, 2009

Oceanarium Media Event

Renovation On February 25th, Shedd held a special media event regarding the Oceanarium renovation. For the first time publicly, Shedd unveiled visuals of the reimagined Oceanarium, including new and updated exhibits, engaging programs, and improved guest amenities. Following the announcement, members of media took a hardhat tour of the construction site. The announcement received national media attention and below are a few stories from the Chicago media we wanted to share:

Chicago Tribune

Posted by Roger Germann, public relations

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February 25, 2009

Oceanarium Reimagined

When the Oceanarium reopens on May 22, there will be new exhibits and experiences, with increased opportunities for interactions with animals and the furthering of our conservation and education missions.

Introducing the Oceanarium Reimagined.

Posted by Ken Ramirez, animal collections and training

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