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Better Know a Shark: Talking with a Shedd Aquarium Shark Expert

According to Travelocity’s new Shark Week-themed website, Chicago is more than 1,200 miles away from the nearest shark. That’s not true at all though. Nestled along the shore of Lake Michigan just east of the South Loop neighborhood, Shedd Aquarium is home to 11 different species of sharks and routinely keeps close to 20 on display, primarily in its stunning Wild Reef exhibit. [Read More]

August 19, 2014 | Author: admin | Comments: Comments Off on Better Know a Shark: Talking with a Shedd Aquarium Shark Expert | Categories: Events, Events AOI, In the City

Chicago’s Way of Celebrating America!

We all know what the Fourth of July is about. It’s about eating watermelon, watching fireworks and spending quality time with family and friends, all while celebrating the independence of our country! Knowing this, many places are trying to do their best to enhance your experience for this holiday. If you are a new homeowner [Read More]

July 02, 2014 | Author: admin | Comments: (0) | Categories: Events, Events AOI, In the Burbs, In the City

Spotlight On: Shedd Aquarium

On Nov. 2, 1927, the $3 million Shedd Aquarium was just starting to be built. After construction was completed on Dec. 19, 1929, one of the first inland aquariums in the world opened to the public on May 30, 1930. The aquarium was a gift of John G. Shedd to the city of Chicago. Sadly, [Read More]

June 26, 2014 | Author: admin | Comments: (0) | Categories: Events, Events AOI, In the City

A Guide to Seeing Chicago’s Museums for Free

Taking in some culture doesn’t have to be costly. Many of Chicago’s museums host free admission days all year round, you just need to know when to go. Museum-goers from Illinois are especially in luck, with many places participating in Illinois Resident Discount days (just be sure to bring valid ID!). But even if you’re [Read More]

June 22, 2014 | Author: admin | Comments: Comments Off on A Guide to Seeing Chicago’s Museums for Free | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, City of Chicago, Events, Events AOI

Spend Spring Break at a Chicago Museum

Headed to Chicago this spring break? Or you are a Chicagoan staying home to enjoy the city in bloom? Chicago museums have you covered when it comes to spring break fun with a dash of learning. Here are three Chicago museums (and one aquarium!) that are the place to be this spring in Chicago. Continue [Read More]

April 01, 2014 | Author: admin | Comments: Comments Off on Spend Spring Break at a Chicago Museum | Categories: Events, In the City

Chicago’s Most Anticipated Family Friendly Events and Attractions for 2014

We’ve made it through the first month of the new year, and we’ve still got quite the year to look forward to in Chicago. I love raising my kids in Chicago; every year we can count on brand-new exhibits, restaurants, educational programs and stage performances that welcome children and families with open arms. Here are [Read More]

February 02, 2014 | Author: admin | Comments: Comments Off on Chicago’s Most Anticipated Family Friendly Events and Attractions for 2014 | Categories: Events AOI

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