Field Museum of Natural History
1400 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, 60605
The Field Museum of Natural History is a natural history museum in Chicago, Illinois, and is one of the largest such museums in the world.
The diverse, high-quality permanent exhibitions range from the earliest fossils to past and current cultures from around the world to interactive programming demonstrating today's urgent conservation needs.
The museum is named in honor of its first major benefactor, the department-store magnate Marshall Field. The museum and its collections originated from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition and the artifacts displayed at the fair.
Animal exhibitions and dioramas such as Nature Walk, Mammals of Asia, and Mammals of Africa that allow visitors an up-close look at the diverse habitats that animals inhabit. Evolving Planet follows the evolution of life on Earth over 4 billion years. Inside Ancient Egypt offers a glimpse into what life was like for ancient Egyptians. The Ancient Americas displays 13,000 years of human ingenuity and achievement in the Western Hemisphere, and Cultural exhibitions include sections on Tibet and China, where visitors can view traditional clothing.
The Grainger Hall of Gems and its large collection of diamonds and gems from around the world. The Underground Adventure gives visitors a bug's-eye look at the world beneath their feet.
Sue was the largest T. rex specimen discovered at the time. She has a length of more than 40.5 feet (12.3 m), stands 13 feet (4.0 m) tall at the hips, and has been estimated at between 8.4–14 metric tons. The specimen is estimated to be 67 million years old.
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