Shedd Aquarium to get facelift after renovation plan approved by city

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Saturday, June 18, 2022
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The Shedd Aquarium wants to transform its greenspace and entry pavilion, adding animal encounters outside for anyone not just those going into the aquarium.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago's Shedd Aquarium is moving forward with plans for a facelift.

The city's Plan Commission signed off on the plans this week.

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The Shedd wants to transform its greenspace and entry pavilion, adding animal encounters outside for anyone not just those going into the aquarium.

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Construction is expected to begin next year and finish in 2026.

The eight-year project, called the Centennial Commitment, is a $500 million undertaking