During the summer, the Chicago Field Museum of Natural History featured an exhibit on Ghengis Khan as the main attraction. It had a lot of interesting history that was not well known as well as various replicas of historic artifacts from various collectors. The other featured exhibit we saw was the Extreme Mammals exhibit, which is still being shown until early 2013. Unfortunately, photos were not allowed in these exhibits. I was even asked to put my cell phone away when I was just checking the time! There are many exhibits at the museum though and it’s definitely worth checking out if you’re in the area. I would like to go back again, as I had a lot to see that day and wasn’t able to spend all day inside. Most of the photos I took were of the dinosaur skeletons, as I have had a long-time interest in dinosaurs and so they were definitely a main attraction for me. The other exhibit I particularly liked was the one on ancient Egypt. Photos were allowed, but due to the exhibit being dark, they weren’t worth taking. Enjoy what I do have below!
Here is the T-rex called Sue. It is the largest complete skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus Rex currently discovered.
Sue was found in 1990 in South Dakota and named after the scientist who found her.
Sue was not the only dinosaur skeleton I took photos of! Here are the rest of my shots below.
The Field Museum is a really cool place and if you only have time to visit one of the museums in Chicago during your visit, this is my recommendation. You can learn more about the Field Museum at their website. There are several other museums on the campus though, including Shedd Aquarium and Adler Planetarium, which you can expect to see posts for in the future.
2 thoughts on “Dinosaur Bones at the Chicago Field Museum”
I want to see and study the fossil skeletons at the field museum that you have on display. What floor etc. how do I get there. ST
Hey Stephen, the large T-Rex is on display in the main area on the first floor. At least, it was the last time I was there. The other skeletons are on the upper level. Here’s a layout map: http://www.fieldmuseum.org/sites/default/files/VisitorsMap%203-10-2014.pdf