Founded in 1906, the Field Museum of Natural History sets aside more than six hectares of space for exhibitions and explorations of cultures and environments around the world. The Field Museum has over 21 million specimens, educational exhibitions, academic research and conservation functions, ranging from beetles, mummies to ape and monkey symbols. Ben, there are all kinds of precious stones and ores. Sippa was first seen before the visit. Seven years ago, when he was born in Morocco, he was photographed. Seven years later, when he met again, he was a handsome child. His parents, Thai diplomats, were sent to Rabat seven years ago and now to Chicago, another reason for the trip. In the prehistoric museum, I saw jellyfish fossils from Morocco tens of millions of years ago, and confirmed the statement that the Sahara was the underwater world tens of millions of years ago. During the visit, we were all puzzled by a researcher sitting there motionless, thinking it was a model. After more than 10 minutes, he stood up and showed us the fossil samples he had drilled and washed before realizing that he was a real person and admiring his dedication. One of the most famous dinosaur displays here is Sue-Su. Sue is the largest and most complete surviving Rex Tyrannosaurus fossil in the world. It was discovered by American paleontologist Sue Hendrickson in Western South Dakota on August 12, 1990, and hence named after her. The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago was bought for $8.36 million at an auction hosted by Sotheby's in New York on October 4, 1997. This is the highest price ever auctioned for fossils of paleontology. Sue has since become a permanent collection of the Field Museum - the treasure of the town hall. The Museum currently exhibits "Tang Zhongying's Chinese Heritage" and "Egyptian Mummy". The Mummy Exhibition is the most complete Egyptian Mummy History Exhibition I have ever seen. All-round understanding of the mummy's social background, rituals, ways and specific production process. Not only broadened our horizons, but also increased our knowledge. The Air Botanical Garden in the Museum Hall. When sprinklers are needed, they can drop the chain and send the plants to the ground for sprinkling, and then to the air.
This is a wonderful place to take children! There's a ton of things to do, I would definitely recommend going just to be in the butterfly room (I believe on Wednesday mornings there are even yoga classes in there!). There are a ton of exhibits, all of which are hands on. There are more than enough exhibits to fill a day here. But if you end up with free time afterwards, the zoo is not far away.
Fabulous for small children. Butterfly room is huge. Water exhibit where they can play with boats and learn about locks. Toddler room with slide for the little ones. Giant remote control praying mantis above main entrance. Across the street from Lincoln Park Zoo. Free on Thursdays.
Hop on the South Shore Line from the Miller Beach Train Depot (2 miles from Miller Beach Dream Retreat), then take the CTA or taxi to Nature Museum
Celebrating more than 150 years of science exploration and education, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is the public face of the Chicago Academy of Sciences, founded in 1857 as Chicagos first museum dedicated to educating Chicagoans about nature and science through the preservation and display of native specimens, classroom activities, and dissemination of scientific knowledge.
Love Saturday morning yoga in the Butterfly Haven in the summertime!
The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is home to the Butterfly Haven, a 2,700 square foot green house buzzing with butterflies from all over the world. The museum is in Lincoln Park, a family-friendly neighborhood filled with great food and great shopping. It's easy to get to and is little off the beaten path of the Magnificent Mile and Downtown.
Cute museum to spend 1-2 hours with your kids. Every Wednesday at 2 pm they release butterflies. It is a walking distance from the zoo.