AAA Editor Notes
The Field Museum, across from Grant Park at 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr., ranks among the world's foremost museums of natural sciences. Established in 1893, the Beaux Arts-style building houses exhibits consisting of world-renowned collections of more than 30 million artifacts and specimens. The museum serves as an international center for public learning and scientific study of the world's diverse environments and cultures.
Exhibits include SUE: The Largest and Most Complete T. rex; Africa; Underground Adventure; Inside Ancient Egypt; and Grainger Hall of Gems. The Crown Family PlayLab is designed for families with children ages 2-6. Evolving Planet illustrates 4 billion years of evolution and includes a dinosaur hall. The Ancient Americas covers 13,000 years of human history in the western hemisphere and features displays highlighting several mighty empires.
The Cyrus Tang Hall of China exhibit examines Chinese history and culture. The Restoring Earth exhibit explores conservation through discovery and adventure. A scientist in the DNA Discovery Center explains what DNA is and how cutting-edge genetic research is conducted. The Grainger Science Hub offers visitors an opportunity to view rotating scientific research displays and meet with educators and scientists to learn about their work.
Special exhibitions are held throughout the year.
Guided tours are available. Food is available. Time: Allow 4 hours minimum.