The Field Museum
1400 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605-2496
(312) 922-9410The Field Museum is located near the center of the hub of Chicago. The museum
On September 16, 1893 the Columbian Museum of Chicago was founded with the purpose of accumulating and dissemination of knowledge and the preservation and exhibition of objects illustrating art, archaeology, science and history. In 1905 the museum was renamed to honor its first major benefactor, Marshall Field. The Field
Sue Tyrannosaurus RexIn may of 2000, the Field Museum opened its exhibit of Sue, the most complete and best preserved Tyrannosaurus rex fossil ever discovered. Sue is a permanent exhibit at the Museum. Sue is displayed on the second-floor balcony. There are touchable casts that visitors can touch. There are videos depicting the inside of Sue's head and the arrival to the
The Boon CollectionThe Field Museum is most proud of its Boone Collection. Visitors may view an
Chicago's Most Popular CampusThe Field Museum, the John G. Shedd Aquarium and the Adler Planetarium attract more visitors annually than any other comparable site in Chicago. Professional symposia and lectures are structured in the fields of systematic biology and anthropology. Since its founding the Field Museum has been an international leader in evolutionary biology and paleontology. The exhibits are geared for the enjoyment of students and adults alike and there is no additional admittance fee to see Sue.The Field Museum is located at 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60605. For more information on tours and exhibits call: 312-922-9410.
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