The Field Museum of Chicago, A Journey Through History

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Sue at the Field Museum of Chicago

Sue at the Field Museum of Chicago

The Field Museum of Chicago is a popular Chicago attraction. A gem on the city’s lakeshore, the Field Museum of Chicago allows visitors to journey through our history. From dinosaurs and animals to society’s cultures and developments, this museum gives everyone a chance to explore our past to define our future.

When a visitor enters the main floor, she is greeted by Sue, the world’s largest and most complete T-rex. Kids and adults delight in seeing this iconic dinosaur in her glory.  It brings history out of the books and into reality.

Since the museum collection is so vast, any visitor could use assistance to see the exhibits. The Field Museum of Chicago Guided Tour App, available for iPhone and android, helps visitors navigate the museum. The app can be used on a guided tour or it can be used to customize a tour to a visitor’s needs. With so much to see, the app can help a family cover their specific highlights.

Field Museum of Chicago

Field Museum of Chicago

Currently, the Field Museum of Chicago has a special event on the 1893 World’s Fair. The World Fair exhibit discusses the fair in Chicago and the beginnings of the museum. Many of the items from the Worlds Fair became the foundation of today’s The Field Museum of Chicago. The museum, itself, was founded to commemorate the fair. Today, the Museum’s original collections are formed by objects that were all displayed at the Fair.

This special exhibit gives visitors a glimpse into items that were displayed at the Fair. From the ledgers and tickets to exotic culture pieces, the artifacts and specimens were numerous. Personally, I enjoyed reading about items that were introduced at the fair. For example, Juicy Fruit gum was introduced by the Wrigley Company. Other items, like Cracker Jack and Shredded Wheat were debuted too. Today, these items are easily found on our store shelves, but to Fair goers, there items were unknown treats.

On your family’s next visit to the Windy City, make sure that you plan a stop at the Field Museum of Chicago.

written by Cristine

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  1. I’ve been there once. Loved it. Enjoyable and informative at the same time.
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