Field Museum, Chicago
Favorite thing: The Field Museum offers a lot of educational insight into our everyday lives. It allows us to examine the things around us: animals, plants, history, culture, etc. The museum has something for everyone. If you want to know something about Africa, there's an exhibit for that. If you like fossils, there's an exhibit for that. This is one great museum with all kinds of knowledge packed in one place!
I remember taking "field trips" to the Field Museum as a kid and never catching on to the fact that it was named for the same family that founded Marshall Fields (the department store) and the museum major benefactor.
In 2002 I enjoyed a trip to see a special exhibit on Pearls. But I'll always remember this elephant in the main hall...
Favorite thing: FIELD MUSEUM. More than 6 acres of exhibits fill this gigantic museum, which explores cultures and environments around the world, from the secrets of Egyptian mummies, to the peoples of Africa and the Pacific Northwest. As part of Inside Ancient Egypt, the remarkable Mastaba complex includes a working canal, a living marsh, a shrine, and 23 mummies. Don't miss the Life over Time: DNA to Dinosaurs exhibit, which traces the evolution of life on Earth from one-celled organisms to the great reptiles.
Visit the Field Museum of Natural History and the planetarium.
The museum is located at 1400 S. Lakeshore Drive.
For information phone: 312-922-9410
Fondest memory: The museum is open from 9 am to 5 pm daily.