Founded to house the biological and anthropological collections assembled for the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893, this massive natural history museum still packs ’em in with more than 30 permanent exhibitions covering 300,000 square feet. Inside the permanent displays, you can see glowering dinos, marvel at ancient artifacts from a royal Egyptian tomb, undergo a lesson in cannibalism in the “Pacific Spirits” gallery or take a stroll through the newly rehabbed Halls of Gems and Jade.
The Field Museum
|Venue name:||The Field Museum||Contact:|
1400 S Lake Shore Dr
|Cross street:||at McFetridge Dr|
|Opening hours:||Daily 9am–5pm. No entry after 4pm.|
|Transport:||El: Green, Orange, Red to Roosevelt. Bus: 12, 30, 146. Train: Elec Main to Millennium Station.|
|Price:||$18, seniors and students $15, kids ages 3–11 $13. Discounts for Chicago residents.|
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"Vodou: Sacred Powers of Haiti"
Museum review by Zach Long One of the first things you learn upon entering the Field Museum’s latest exhibit is that “voodoo” is not a real word. The Haitian Vodou (pronounced vah-DOO) religion takes its name from the African words “vodu” and “vodun”,...Sat January 31st 2015 - Sun April 26th 2015 FreeRead more1400 S Lake Shore Dr Chicago Chicago
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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.