Tag: Shedd Aquarium

Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade lights up State Street for first time

Ballet Chicago
LUMA8, producer of the annual Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade, and partners Chicago Loop Alliance Foundation, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and the Chicago Park District will host this year’s parade tomorrow, October 20 (from 6-8 pm). This magical nighttime Halloween procession will have a new route this year, marching down... Read more »

Asleep with the Fishes: Shedd Aquarium's kid-friendly sleepover party

The Shedd Aquarium is offering a unique opportunity geared towards families with kids aged 5 to 12.  “Asleep with the Fishes Overnight” is a one-of-a-kind program that begins Friday, January 27, and lets kids experience the Shedd after hours and spend the night exploring the aquarium. The evening will include a scavenger hunt, an aquatic presentation... Read more »

Shedd Aquarium goes "Frog Wild" at annual BLU gala

Happy guests pose beside the Shedd Aquarium's strawberry dart frog mascot at the BLU fundraiser.
More than 1,050 of Chicago’s young philanthropists attended BLU, an annual fundraiser for the Shedd Aquarium  hosted by its Auxiliary Board on July 25. Themed Frog Wild!, this fun-filled party raised more than $415,000 and celebrated Shedd’s new special exhibit, Amphibians. BLU Co-Chairs Jay Healy, Alexis Geocaris Sutton and Christina Talarico, along with the 80-member Auxiliary... Read more »

Shedd Aquarium's Goldfish Ball: stingrays, a Broadway star and Ty the sea lion entertain

Broadway star Susan Egan performs with Ty the sea lion.
The Shedd Aquariam’s  annual learning themed gala, The Goldfish Ball, was coined in recognition of a child’s first introduction to aquatic life and attracted more than 800 guests on June 7.  Gala Chairman Sandi Simon and her committee of more than sixty volunteers planned an evening that was educational and entertaining, as well as a... Read more »