The Field Museum

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Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The Field Museum is named after Marshall Field and is a popular attraction for tourists and local residents. Paul Velgos

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  • Address:

    The Field Museum 1400 S Lake Shore Dr
    South Loop
    Chicago

  • Cross Street:

    at McFetridge Dr

  • Venue phone:

    312-922-9410

  • Venue website:

    fieldmuseum.org

  • Opening hours:

    Daily 9am–5pm. No entry after 4pm.

  • Transport:

    El stop:Green,Orange,Red to Roosevelt. Bus:12,30,146. Train:Elec Main to Millennium Station.

  • Price:

    $15, seniors and students $12, kids ages 3–11 $10. Discounts for Chicago residents.

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    1. The Field Museum
      • 1400 S Lake Shore Dr
        South Loop
        Chicago
      • 312-922-9410
      • fieldmuseum.org
      • 41.866173,-87.616986

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The Machine Inside: Biomechanics

Natural history & wildlife, Science & technology

Using real specimens, interactive displays, models and videos, the show looks at animals and plants as if they’re machines built with an array of abilities for survival. It's the first multilocation exhibition the Field has produced, premiering at the...

The Machine Inside: Biomechanics
  1. Until Sun Jan 4 2015
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Cynthia C

The Field Museum is not the site of the Chicago World's Fair of 1893, the Columbian Exposition.  It is the Museum of Science and Industry in the Hyde Park community at 56-57th Streets and located in Jackson Park (not Grant Park) that was the site of the Fair.  Just to the south and at the rear of the Museum of Science and Industry is the Columbia Basin which flows into east and west branches of the lagoon which surround the Wooded Island.  The Wooded Island and the Osaka Japanese Garden are just two of features designed by Frederick Law Olmsted specifically for the Fair.  To the south of the lagoon and Wooded Island and on the site of the Electricity Building (one of the buildings of the Fair complex) stands the replica of the Statute of the Republic, in honor of the Columbian Exposition.