Field Museum

Field Museum

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The Field Museum of Natural History, also known as The Field Museum, is a natural history museum in Chicago, and is one of the largest such museums in the world. The museum maintains its status as a premier natural history museum through the size and quality of its educational and scientific programs, as well as due to its extensive scientific specimen and artifact collections.

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Now headquartered in Brookfield, Illinois, Mold-A-Rama Inc. was resurrected in 1971 when William A. Jones purchased his first machines from Chicago. The Windy City is full of top-notch cultural institutions, including one of the largest natural history museums in the world. The Field Museum’s vast collection of specimens, fossils, and artifacts originated from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition; today, visitors can take home several small versions of now-extinct giants.
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Volunteers provide the vital link that helps bring the Museum alive for over 1.75 million annual visitors. You can bring a smile to a child, or earn a nod of appreciation from a visitor. With over 400 volunteers, we have a diverse range of volunteer opportunities. You can make a difference here!
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Where else can your kids see gems and diamonds from around the world, human and animal mummies, animal dioramas, and SUE, the most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil ever discovered? The big thing to see these days is literally big: Maximo the Titanosaur, the largest dinosaur that ever lived.
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Steeped in history, the Field Museum opened in 1894 (then known as the Field Columbian Museum), with a collection that grew out of the 65,000 exhibits on display at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. In its current location since 1921, this natural history museum shines a light on everything from ancient cultures to the newest scientific discoveries and offers an array of exhibits under its general admission, including SUE the T rex and Máximo the Titanosaur.
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This natural history collection already appears on many tourist itineraries, but you might be surprised what you can find inside its nooks and crannies. Dodge crowds in the great hall and march straight to the N. W. Harris Learning Collection, a lending library of 400 miniature dioramas full of taxidermied fauna and plastic flora. Exhibits range from a mounted barn owl with outstretched wings to a miniature model of a gold mine and a step-by-step tableau about processing wheat into flour.
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Immerse yourself in exhibits filled with dinosaur skeletons, ancient Egyptian mummies and an extensive collection of taxidermied animals at one of the world’s largest natural history museums. The Field Museum is packed with amazing artifacts, including a towering titanosaur skeleton (called Máximo) and a vial of nano-diamonds that came to Earth in a meteorite. Don’t forget to snap a photo with Sue, the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever found—it’s in the “Evolving Planet” exhibition.
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