Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago

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  • Give yourself a lot of time !!!!!
    Give yourself a lot of time !!!!!
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    A dino named Sue

    by CliffClaven Written Aug 24, 2002

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    One person you should look up in Chicago is Sue, the star exhibit at the Field Museum. She may be a bit long in the tooth - 65 million years or so - but she is the most complete and best preserved Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton in the world. The museum has more than a few old bones, though: check out its superb collection of ancient Egyptian mummies and artefacts. What did the Egyptian kid say? My daddy's a mummy!

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    The Field Museum - This is a...

    by hobanma Written Aug 24, 2002

    The Field Museum - This is a very beautiful building with tons of stuff. But of all the natural history museums we've seen, this is our least favorite. This would be a great place for a researcher to visit but some of the displays are a bit much. For example, they have case after case of butterflies, each labeled with the scientific name and categorized. Unless you are a true butterfly person, it becomes just a blur of colors.

    That said, there are some more modern displays that are worth the visit.
    Sue the T. Rex

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    Field Museum

    by bruingirl Written Aug 24, 2002

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    This is one of the biggest museums I have ever seen! The Field Museum, on the outside, has definite Greco-Roman overtones. Inside, is an amazing collection of pretty much everything in the natural world around us. They always have special exhibits going on. Currently, the biggest talk is of 'Sue,' the largest, most complete T.rex. That thing is monstrous!!! Also, if you are into Egyptology, you will LOVE this place! They have a great collection!

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    Totally Awesome

    by HoneyJen Updated Mar 17, 2007
    The Large African Elephants in the Main Hall
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    Everything here is great, interesting and exciting. The only thing is to remember that it takes two days to see it all. I tried to do it in like 8 hours...I missed out on a bit, but I'll be back.

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    • Archeology
    • Museum Visits

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    The Field's afield

    by jglsongs Updated Sep 16, 2006
    Computer-generated statue of King Tut

    The Field Museum of Natural History is a landmark and one of the best museums in the country. Despite the numerous special exhibits, don't miss the permanent collection.

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    • Museum Visits
    • Historical Travel

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    The Field Museum

    by Gypsystravels Updated Apr 7, 2006

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    Kris at the Epyptian gallery

    Egyptian Exhibit: Laying in one of the Egyptian beds displayed here in the Egyptian exhibit, my daughter illustrates the height of the ancient Egyptians which the average was not taller than 5'6'.

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    Field Museum

    by frankcanfly Written Jun 7, 2004

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    I had so many things I wanted to see in Chicago, and I didn't give this place the time it deserved......

    Plan on at least 4 hours in here.

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    • Family Travel

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    Field Museum

    by Christian.Lafont Updated Aug 30, 2003

    Chicago is a great place for Museums, the one I prefer is the Modern Art Museum.

    Here at the Field, everything is analysed deeply in slices :))

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