Barrington’s White House offers outstanding performances and cultural events. Each season, we’ll host some of the most renowned artists and speakers in the world. For ticketing information, see the calendar below.

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The Shedd Aquarium: Authoring Chicago’s Water Story

September 26, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Making an Impact on Lake Michigan and the Chicago River with President and CEO Dr. Bridget C. Coughlin

Join Dr. Bridget C. Coughlin, President and CEO of Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium, for a deep dive into the ways the aquarium is making an impact on the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. As one of the country’s oldest aquariums with over 2 million visitors annually, this world-famous institution is poised to make significant contributions to animal life in rivers and lakes in our area and beyond. 

Dr. Coughlin was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Shedd Aquarium in 2016. Under her leadership, Shedd has welcomed nearly 10 million aquarium guests, diverted over 21,000 pounds of plastic from lakes and rivers, and published more than 100 research papers. A nature lover and scientist both at heart and by training, Dr. Coughlin is passionate about animal life in oceans, rivers and lakes. Her commitment to Shedd’s mission of sparking compassion, curiosity and conservation for the aquatic animal world extends well beyond the walls of Shedd Aquarium. Free wine and beer offered.

NOTE: This event is entirely in-person. No virtual tickets are available.


September 26, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Barrington’s White House
(224) 512-4066




Barrington’s White House
145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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