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08/13/2014

Should we hire someone to start posting at this account? The highlights of Museum Campus, including The Field Museum Shedd Aquarium and Adler Planetarium.

12/14/2012
Adler After Dark — Adler Planetarium

The World is not ending! But you can party like it is! Come check out a very special "Adler After Dark" at The Adler Planetarium. Take in the "Holiday Sky Live!" or the "Welcome to the Universe" shows. If that's not enough, an exclusive panel will have a discussion about Maya culture and asteroid impact disasters. Special brew from 5 Rabbit will also be available to take in while you bounce around activities. See ya there!

Kick-off your weekend early every third Thursday, 6:00 - 10:00 p.m., at the Adler Planetarium's 21+ event, Adler After Dark.

The Adler Planetarium has announced new president, Michelle Larson! Congrats! We look forward to experiencing new ideas ...
12/12/2012
Adler Planetarium names Michelle Larson new president

The Adler Planetarium has announced new president, Michelle Larson! Congrats! We look forward to experiencing new ideas and innovation!

Michelle Larson's faculty page at Utah State University displays a picture of her cozying up to a bust of Albert Einstein. Lego Albert Einstein.

12/11/2012

How many times have you visited Museum Campus in the last year?

12/10/2012
Cooking the Right Bite Way - December, 2012

Anyone LOVE seafood? Shedd Aquarium's Sustainable Seafood Educator teaches awareness and recipes to enjoy seafood that is not only healthy, but also in the best interest for our lakes and oceans. This month's recipe is Seared Scallops!

Shedd Aquarium's Sustainable Seafood Educator Brooke Havlik demonstrates December's Right Bite Fish of the Month Recipe for Seared scallops with braised fenn...

12/07/2012
Collections & Research Weekly News December 7, 2012

If you haven't signed up for the The Field Museum's newsletter, here it is!

Associate Curator and Chair Peter Makovicky (Geology) and former Resident Graduate Student and current Research Associate Nate Smith (Geology/Howard University) were notified that their proposal “Collaborative Research: Continued Research on the Jurassic Vertebrate Fauna from the Beardmore Glacier R...

What words come to mind when looking at this Museum Campus Photo of the Week?
12/06/2012

What words come to mind when looking at this Museum Campus Photo of the Week?

12/05/2012
Adler Night and Day — Adler Planetarium

Ever miss a lecture or an exhibit but still desired the experience? The Adler Planetarium's podcast covers all news and past events like last week's Mars Exploration lecture with NASA scientist, Dr. Michael Meyer. Take Adler with you wherever you go!

Adler Night and Day features observable celestial and man-made objects in the night sky as well as recent solar activity. Each episode also includes an interview with an expert in a field related to space science. What can you see in the night sky this week?

12/04/2012

What is your favorite place to visit on Museum Campus?

12/03/2012
Extreme Mammals | Extreme Mammals

There is still one more month to check out The Field Museum's Extreme Mammals! Visit the exhibition to see mammals that have traits that frankly, most of us didn't know exist!

Explore the surprising and sometimes bizarre world of Extreme Mammals—the biggest, smallest, and most amazing of all time! Inspect oversized claws, massive fangs, extraordinary snouts, astounding horns, and other traits that make these creatures truly remarkable, and discover how we might be the mos...

11/29/2012
Curiosity Lecture — Adler Planetarium

Don't forget tomorrow's exclusive event! NASA's Mars Exploration Program Lead Scientist will take us through the first 100 days of Curiosity and questions if conditions were possible for life on Mars!

"Where's Your Curiosity?: The First Hundred Days on Mars" Presented by Dr. Michael Meyer

11/28/2012
From the tanks of sky blue waters: Shedd helps brew local beer - Chicago Sun-Times

Hey wildlife & craft brew lovers! Hops from the Shedd's garden are being used to create a brew called, "Penguin Hops." The Shedd Aquarium is hoping that the spotlight will be on its gardens that contain 400 plants that feed fish and are a home to migrating birds. For every pint of Penguin Hops sold, Revolution Brewing will donate $1 to support the Shedd's conservation efforts. The beer goes on sale today at Revolution's Brewery & Tap Room. If you can't make it to the Shedd today, stop by Revolution and help with their efforts!

For all you do, this Shedd’s for you. The Shedd Aquarium is going into the beer business, sort of. Hops from the Shedd’s gardens are being brewed up in a beer by Revolution Brewing, a craft brewery in Logan Square. The beer, dubbed Penguin Hops, will go on sale Nov. 28 at Revolution’s two locations...

11/27/2012
Saving Wildlife, Whale Shark Caught In Rope Saved By Divers

A pregnant whale shark was miraculously spotted by divers to have rope caught around her. The divers fearlessly remove the rope with a diver's knife that had been digging into the whale shark for quite some time. Check out the Shedd Aquarium to learn more about aquatic life and what we can do to preserve all of its wonder!

Whale shark is saved by divers, Removing the rope around her waist. Save the Wildlife! The whale shark, Rhincodon typus, is a slow-moving filter feeding shar...

Since "Cyber Monday" is becoming a consumer tradition, why not save 20% on ALL online orders from the The Field Museum!
11/26/2012
The Field Museum, Chicago: Email - 20% off ALL online store orders (plus free shipping over $75!)

Since "Cyber Monday" is becoming a consumer tradition, why not save 20% on ALL online orders from the The Field Museum!

*Offer valid on purchases made online only at http://store.fieldmuseum.org from November 26, 2012, 12:01am CT, through November 26, 2012, 11:59pm CT. Offer not valid in The Field Museum stores, or on phone orders. Offer cannot be applied to previous purchases or the purchase of gift cards and canno...

Congrats to our other Museum Campus neighbor! Bear Down Chicago Bears!
11/26/2012
Bears get back on track by beating Vikings 28-10

Congrats to our other Museum Campus neighbor! Bear Down Chicago Bears!

The Chicago Bears regained their swagger and halted their two-game losing streak by thumping the Minnesota Vikings 28-10 in a critical NFC North matchup Sunday at Soldier Field .

11/23/2012
Shedd Aquarium - Chicago | Plan a Visit | Holiday

Looking for something to burn off the Holiday calories? Come to the Shedd Aquarium's "A Holiday Fantasea." This is one event on Black Friday that doesn't have long line.

A Holiday FantaseaShedd Aquarium’s must-see aquatic show, A Holiday Fantasea is back – and this year a few lucky audience members will get to meet a dolphin. See dolphins leap, hear beluga whales sing and watch a sea lion dance —and Santa makes a special appearance! Celebrate the season at Shedd. A ...

What words come to mind when looking at this photo? 10 points if you correctly guess where it was taken. Enjoy Museum Ca...
11/21/2012

What words come to mind when looking at this photo? 10 points if you correctly guess where it was taken. Enjoy Museum Campus' Photo of the Week:

11/19/2012
Curiosity Lecture — Adler Planetarium

In an exclusive event, NASA's Mars Exploration Program Lead Scientist will take us through the first 100 days of Curiosity and questions if conditions were possible for life on Mars!

"Where's Your Curiosity?: The First Hundred Days on Mars" Presented by Dr. Michael Meyer

Looking for something fun to do tomorrow afternoon?
11/16/2012
Leakey Lecture-Human Biogeography: Why We Are, What We Are, Where We Are | The Field Museum

Looking for something fun to do tomorrow afternoon?

Since Charles Darwin’s 1859 publication of On the Origins of the Species, questions of distribution have fascinated scientists and anthropologists alike. Dr. Harcourt will discuss the principles underlying the distribution, abundance, and appearance of animals which can also explain human biological...

11/15/2012
Video: We Are All Stardust | The Field Museum

Did you know your body is made up of dust from stars? Dr. Philipp Heck from The Field Museum explains:

When a meteor hits the earth, there is the possibility that it brings something very rare along with it: cosmic stardust older than our Solar System. Dr. Philipp Heck uses a combination of astronomy, geosciences and chemistry, to hunt for these presolar grains, which offer glimpses into our galax...

11/14/2012

Welcome to our newest fans. Do you have a favorite location to visit on Museum Campus?

Chicago, happy midnight from Museum Campus. Cheers to our wonderful skyline!
11/11/2012

Chicago, happy midnight from Museum Campus. Cheers to our wonderful skyline!

11/06/2012
Shedd Aquarium

You can do the same for Museum Campus. Thank you. :)

Hi, Facebook Fans!

Facebook recently made a change that requires page admins like Shedd to pay for fans to continue to see our page updates. If we don’t pay to promote our posts, only about 10% of you will receive our updates to your home page feed. Because we care about keeping you in the loop on what’s happening at the aquarium, please follow the instructions below:

Place your mouse over the “Like(d)” button located near Shedd’s name. A drop-down menu will appear—select “Add to interest lists”. (If you aren’t already using interest lists, you can set one up quickly.) Make sure to select Shedd Aquarium’s page, and follow Facebook’s instructions to create your list. Doing this will make sure you continue to receive our updates.

Thanks for taking time to do this. We’re looking forward to continuing to interact with you and share stories from within the aquarium!

Thanks again,
Web Team

Museum Campus's newest friend...
10/12/2012

Museum Campus's newest friend...

Meet Sagu!

It’s official: the Pacific white-sided dolphin calf has a name. For the last few weeks, we asked you—our members, fans and supporters—to help us choose the perfect name for Piquet’s 4-month-old calf. We want to thank everyone who voted (there were more than 9,300 votes!), our wonderful student ambassadors, and our partners NBC Chicago, Telemundo Chicago and The Chicago Sun-Times for sharing stories about this incredible species. Be sure to visit Sagu (SAH-goo, meaning "joy") in the Abbott Oceanarium, where you can find him swimming with mom Piquet and the rest of the pod. http://bit.ly/PuRsvl

Museum Campus Photo of the Week. What words come to mind when looking at this photo?
10/09/2012

Museum Campus Photo of the Week. What words come to mind when looking at this photo?

Museum Campus Photo of the Week: A bird's eye view. For 10 points, which museum is this located. For 50 points, which ex...
09/28/2012

Museum Campus Photo of the Week: A bird's eye view. For 10 points, which museum is this located. For 50 points, which exhibit?

Museum Campus is home to one of the planet's most talented lab managers. Meet Dr. Kevin Feldheim...
09/06/2012
Cool Science Job in Chicago: Lab Manager at The Field Museum

Museum Campus is home to one of the planet's most talented lab managers. Meet Dr. Kevin Feldheim...

If you’re visiting The Field Museum, head to the 2nd floor where you’ll find 6 large glass windows separating two similar, yet distinct worlds. On the outside the DNA Discovery Center w...

08/23/2012

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08/08/2012

We are on timeout, due to lack of funds. But we promise we will return to posting about the coolest campus in Chicago.

Like a new car smell, we love new exhibits on Museum Campus.
07/13/2012
Adler Planetarium's New Exhibit

Like a new car smell, we love new exhibits on Museum Campus.

A trip to the beginning of time and back. That's what visitors to the Adler Planetarium will experience in a new, interactive history of the universe. We take you inside this incredible voyage on Chicago Tonight at 7:00 pm. The Universe: A Walk through Space and Time opens on July 13 at Adl...

Participate in this fun game.
07/11/2012

Participate in this fun game.

[Update #2] Wayne D. Sedore is our big winner with his submission: *nudge* "Hey, what does 'Ԁ˥ƎH' mean?"

Thanks to everyone who wrote captions! The real story here is that our Exhibitions staff got a little silly in 1991 while pulling an all-nighter to finish up some work in our Hall of Mammals.
Stay tuned for more caption contests in the future!

[Update #1] POLL NOW OPEN! Vote for your favorite here: https://apps.facebook.com/opinionpolls/poll?pid=ACBfFiFc2vw

David Knatcal won a family 4-pack of All Access passes when he became our 50,000th fan last month. Now it's your chance to win!

Write a caption and post it as a comment on this photo by 5pm tomorrow (Wednesday 7/11). We'll narrow it down to our 5 favorites and repost them for you to vote on later this week.

Good luck and thanks for following us on Facebook!

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