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Field Museum of Natural History

Bring the family for an outing to Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel!

If you haven’t been to the Field Museum lately, you haven’t been to the Field Museum! Oh sure, there is Sue, the largest T-Rex Dinosaur ever found, and the mummies are still there. But check out these newer features:

“DNA Discovery Center.” Learn what it is, what it means about us and the planet, presented by Field Museum scientists. “China’s First Emperor and His Terra Cotta Warriors.” Learn about the clay warriors who stood guard over a leader. “Mysteries of China 3D.” See a fantastic film about the First Emperor. “Galapagos 3D.” See the islands made famous by Charles Darwin. “Women of Vision.” National Geographic photographers on assignment. “Africa 3D.” Watch a film about the wild animals of the continent. “The Ancient Americas.” Learn about the ancient Aztec Empire and its 13,000-year-old society. “Evolving Planet.” Journey through four billion years of life, all the way to the dinosaurs. And there is so much more!

The Field Museum of Natural History is located at 1400 South Lake Shore Drive. For times, more events and tickets, go online to Free days for Illinois residents October 2, 16, 30.

Make your Field Museum of Natural History experience more enjoyable by staying at the Chicago Lake Shore Hotel, in historic Hyde Park. Chicago Lake Shore offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. The Lake Shore Café offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. AND Jazz and seafood buffet (non-seafood items available) Friday nights.