Field Museum

1400 S Lake Shore Dr Chicago

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Nestled between the South Loop, Chinatown, the Prairie District and Bronzeville, the McCormick Square community is built on a vision of growth, economic stability and entertainment for its surrounding communities. From McCormick Place to the new Wintrust Arena to Motor Row, McCormick Square is a destination fit for tourists, convention goers and native Chicagoans alike.

The Field Museum has been in its current location since 1921. But did you know many of the collections here originated at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair? And that Marshall Field (of department store fame) donated $1 million to get it started? Today, this mind-boggling museum holds more than 4o million artifacts and specimens from many areas of research including anthropology, botany, geology, and zoology.

With so many things to see and explore, what should you make your top priorities at the Field Museum? Popular favorites include the wide variety of dinosaurs and mummies on display, the Evolving Planet exhibit that explores life over the past 4.6 billion years, and the Underground Adventure where visitors get to take a bug's eye view of the world. Whether you choose to delve into ancient cultures or the latest scientific discoveries, the Field Museum's collection will captivate your mind and steal your heart.

Dinos, mummies, bugs, and other cool stuff

Cover photo credit: fieldmuseum via Instagram

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