Our Summer Vacation Part 2: Chicago’s Field Museum

On our recent trip to visit relatives in Chicago, we took advantage of being in the big city!  I loved the natural history museum, or the Field Museum.  I wrote a column about it for the Barrow Journal along with our adventure at the Brookfield Zoo, but I’ll post photos of the zoo later.  Click here to read the column and learn about this amazing museum.

I hope we can go back to the Field Museum someday.  Although my young children loved it, it’s a great place for adult learning, and when my boys are older and able to read, it would be an incredible field trip.

The main hall of the Field Museum.  In the foreground you can see “Sue,” the most complete T-Rex fossil in the world.

He liked pushing all the buttons.

This is only part of dinosaur hall.  The fossils were amazing.  I appreciate the Fernbank Museum that we have here in Atlanta, but it doesn’t have real dinosaur fossils to my knowledge.  And its exhibits pale in comparison.

A-hem.  I don’t think climbing was allowed….

If you are ever in the Chicago area, I highly recommend the Field Museum!

5 thoughts on “Our Summer Vacation Part 2: Chicago’s Field Museum

  1. This is AWESOME! I’ve been trying to find a place somewhat local to get my kids up close & personal to some dinosaurs.

    I think I’ve “met” Sue before. I believe at the dinosaur museum in Bozeman, MT. But it was just her head!

    I can’t believe we had the gall to go to Chicago without the kids, they would have had a wonderful time as I see that you guys did!

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