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The Machine Inside at the Field Museum explores the mystery of of animals and plants in nature

The Machine Inside at the Field Museum explores the mystery of of animals and plants in nature
The cheetah, the world’s fastest land animal, is one of many specimens included in The Machine Inside: Biomechanics, a new exhibition at the Field Museum, that examines how plants and animals are built by nature to survive. The groundbreaking exhibition, opening September 3, 2021, offers visitors a close look at the marvels of nature and survival.... Read more »

Becoming Jane at the Field Museum explores the life and legacy of Jane Goodall

Becoming Jane at the Field Museum explores the life and legacy of Jane Goodall
Perhaps best known for her groundbreaking work with chimpanzees, Dr. Jane Goodall revolutionized the way scientists study the natural world challenging how people picture scientists, both in terms of research techniques and gender roles in the field. A special exhibit, Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall, at the Field Museum explores her life... Read more »

A dino-mite model of Sue in the flesh at the Field Museum

A dino-mite  model of Sue in the flesh at the Field Museum
Come meet “Fleshy”: a full-scale model of SUE in life Today the Field Museum is unveiling “Fleshy” a full-scale model of SUE the T. rex . The life-like model will only be on display at the Field until August 18 before going on tour. BEYOND THE BONES Until then visitors to the museum can view what SUE would have... Read more »
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Chicago Museum Free Days 2020

Chicago Museum Free Days 2020
Even with museum prices often out of reach for many families and individuals there is no reason to stay away–you just need to plan ahead. Literally every one of Chicago (and the area’s) world-class museums offer special deals along with free general admission on certain days each year (typically to Illinois residents with valid proof... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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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