What began as an exhibition for the World’s Fair in 1893 is now one of Chicago’s most popular museums. The Field Museum offers a plethora of exhibits that focus on different parts of science and history to tell a compelling story of how the world works. Come to see Sue, the world’s best preserved T-Rex and stay for the other highly entertaining and educational displays.
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Grainger Hall of Gems
The Grainger Hall of Gems exhibit illustrates the transformation of gems from the mine all the way to jewelry. There are gems of all types on display and even never before seen jewelry from notable designers such Tiffany and Co. The two most prominent galleries feature the history of jade and an assortment of valuable gems in various stages of production.
Inside Ancient Egypt
With the one of the largest mummy collections in the United States, this is the exhibit to see how Ancient Egypt worked and how it is similiar to modern day. Inside Ancient Egypt is designed to look like the inside of a tomb with wall to wall hieroglyphs, a real Shrine, and several Egyptian artifacts.
McDonald’s Fossil Prep Lab
Functioning as a working lab, this part of the museum allows for visitors to see real live scientists at work. The lab has a viewing windor for visitors to watch the bone extraction process and to see how bones are prepared. The McDonald’s Fossil Prep Lab also has a variety of bones they have extracted on display- most notably Sue the T-Rex.
Grainger Science Hub
This area of the museum allows for visitors to see the work that scientists at the Field Museum are working on. The Science Hub offers hands on activities, lectures about various science topics, and a Meet the Scientist segment.