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Big News at the Field Museum: SUE returns in time for the holidays

Big News at the Field Museum: SUE returns in time for the holidays
She’s (they) back! The wait is almost over. SUE, the world’s biggest, best-preserved, and most complete T. rex, will be back on display earlier than expected at the Field Museum. The big day: Friday, December 21. You will be able to find her (them) inside her (them) new digs in the museum’s Griffin Halls of Evolving Planet. In... Read more »

Brewing Up Chicago: How Beer Transformed a City

Brewing Up Chicago: How Beer Transformed a City
“Brewing Up Chicago: How Beer Transformed a City,” a new exhibit opening today at the Field Museum takes a look back nearly 200 years to Chicago’s rich beer history, focusing on the immigrant communities (mostly German) that established the city’s first breweries. Visitors to the exhibit created by The Chicago Brewseum–a museum dedicated to beer–will travel through... Read more »

Breaking news at the Field Museum: countdown to the debut of MAXIMO

Breaking news at the Field Museum: countdown to the debut of MAXIMO
If you’ve been following the progress of the new installations in the Field Museum’s iconic Stanley Field Hall surrounding MAXIMO, the Titanosaur (the world’s largest dinosaur)–here’s an update. Yesterday a flock of detailed, life-sized replicas of giant flying reptiles–also known as pterosaurs–arrived at the Field Museum. Move-in day was tricky with doors being removed in order to... Read more »
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Big News from the Field Museum: Moving-in day is near for world's largest dinosaur

Big News from the Field Museum: Moving-in day is near for world's largest dinosaur
The Titanosaur is coming Last August, The Field Museum announced that their beloved dinosaur SUE, the T Rex, would be moved to a special room of her own in the museum to make way for the world’s largest dinosaur who would be installed in Stanley Field Hall in the spring of 2018.  That day is almost... Read more »

Chicago's Field Museum to unveil flying reptiles and world's largest dinosaur

Chicago's Field Museum to unveil flying reptiles and world's largest dinosaur
First “Jurassic World,” now the real world Last August, Chicago’s Field Museum made a really big announcement that a new resident dinosaur –the world’s largest– would be installed in the museum in spring of 2018.  The 122-foot Patagotitan mayorum (pat-uh-go-tie-tan my-or-um) who we will call ‘Pat’ until the museum gives it an official name will be the centerpiece in the Museum’s main... Read more »

Field Museum to be home for world's largest dinosaur: Can you say Patagotitan mayorum?

Field Museum to be home for world's largest dinosaur: Can you say Patagotitan mayorum?
Big news at the Field Museum The The Field Museum has announced a new resident dinosaur will be moving into Stanley Field Hall late spring of 2018. The new dinosaur made from the fossil bones of Patagotitan mayorum (pat-uh-go-tie-tan my-or-um) is 122 feet long. To get a perspective on this, picture two accordion CTA buses end-to-end.... Read more »
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Chicago's Field Museum to host specimen ID Day

Chicago's Field Museum to host specimen ID Day
Living just steps from the historic Green Bay Trail–that was traversed in the 1600s by French explorers Joliet and Marquette, then later used as a route by the Potawatomi Indians to hunt and set up camps–our family has found a number of artifacts. We have often wondered, are they rocks…or tools the Native Americans used... Read more »

Tattoo exhibit at the Field Museum sheds new light on the ancient art

Tattoo exhibit at the Field Museum sheds new light on the ancient art
Besides walking by the many tattoo shops in our town or seeing the amazing variety of tattoos on people of all shapes, sizes and ages, I had never given much thought to tattoos. That is until visiting the Field Museum’s new exhibition, TATTOO, opening today. Upon visiting the exhibition at Tuesday’s media preview, I was... Read more »

China's First Emperor and His Terracotta Warriors at The Field Museum

China's First Emperor and His Terracotta Warriors at The Field Museum
An amazing discovery—almost stranger than fiction–took place over 40 years ago when a farmer, digging a well in his field, discovered one of the greatest archaeological finds of the 20th century—a necropolis (prehistoric burial ground) created for China’s First Emperor, Qin Shihuangdi (pronounced, chin she-wong-dee), as a place he could continue to rule in the afterlife.... Read more »
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Vikings Exhibition at Field Museum: Ten Things That You May Not Know About Vikings

Vikings Exhibition at Field Museum: Ten Things That You May Not Know About Vikings
Who were the Vikings? If you are a fan of How to Train Your Dragon or any of J. R. R. Tolkien’s fantasy works: The Hobbit,  The Lord of the Rings (1955), and The Silmarillion (1977), you may think you know the Vikings. Think again. If you really want to know the Vikings, go beyond... Read more »