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New Field Museum Exhibit Features Poems Inspired By Museum Attractions For National Poetry Month

Museum favorites, including SUE the T. rex, have poetry inspired by them near their displays. The poems were written by Field poet-in-residence Eric Elshtain.

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Field Museum Celebrating Andean New Year Sunday With Chicago Indigenous Kichwa Group

The new year’s celebration called Mushuk Nina will be celebrated with performances, dances and presentations.

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‘Jurassic Oceans’ Show Coming To Field Museum In February

The exhibit opens Feb. 25 and will feature fossils, CGI projections and replicas of marine reptiles and other animals from the Jurassic time period.

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The Field Museum Is Offering Free Days In January And February. Here’s The Schedule

The free-day tickets cannot be reserved in advance and will only be available on-site to Illinois residents.

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Field Museum Will Have Free Admission Friday For CPS Students And Their Families

Museum officials are encouraging students and their families to visit after getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

Citywide

Field Museum Celebrates Native American Heritage Month In Person And Online

The museum is spotlighting its Indigenous staff and the work they do for Native American Heritage Month.

South Loop

The Field Museum Needs Your Help This Weekend To Catalog And Share Its Massive Collection

The effort is part of WeDigBio, where members of the public get to review Field specimens and enter information about them into an online database.

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Newly Discovered Fancy-Feathered Fossil Bird Has A Field Museum Link

Jingmai O'Connor of The Field Museum, co-wrote a study on the recently discovered Yuanchuavis fossil bird, which lived during the Early Cretaceous period.

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There Are Spotted Skunks That Do Handstands — But They’re Struggling. A Local Researcher Is Helping Save Them

Researchers said designating Plains spotted skunks as their own species and adding them to the endangered list could help save the flashy mammals.

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Up To 200 Birds A Night Die Crashing Into McCormick Place Windows. Turning Off Half The Lights Could Save Them, Study Finds

A new study shows birds are attracted to lit windows — which results in deadly collisions. Turning off half the lights at McCormick Place could result in a nearly 60 percent drop in birds crashing, Field Museum researchers found.

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Field Museum Reopening Thursday After Being Closed For Months Due To Coronavirus

The museum will open to members starting Thursday and to the general public Saturday. Admission will be free Monday and Jan. 28.

Citywide

What Did SUE The T. Rex Look Like When Alive? New Field Model Shows Dino With Skin, Eyes

Of course, the model also shows SUE chomping down on another dinosaur.

South Loop

Field Museum Reopening Next Week With Social Distancing

People can buy tickets online starting July 9. Illinois first responders, teachers and health care workers will have free admission July 24-Aug. 9.

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What’s Inside A Mummy? Field Museum Will Let You Explore 3D Models Of Mummies From Your Couch

People will be able to use newly released software to look at detailed 3D models of the interior of the Field Museum's mummies and other items.

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Field Museum Hosting Blood Drives To Help During Coronavirus Pandemic

You can donate blood in the museum's famed Stanley Hall to help during the coronavirus pandemic.

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SUE The T-Rex Explores The Field Museum (And Meets Some Penguins)

A video shows someone in a dinosaur costume looking at exhibits in the closed museum's Hall of Birds.

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Move Over, T. Rex: Field Museum Is Bringing In Ocean Dinosaurs For Special Exhibit

The exhibit, which opens this summer, will feature models and fossils of ancient creatures.

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Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium And Field Museum Will Be Free For MLK Day Monday

The museums all have several free days coming up.

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Field Museum Will Give You A Behind-The-Scenes Tour Of Its Huge Collection — If You Volunteer This Week

The museum is hosting an event, WeDigBio, where volunteers can help digitize information on its fossils, plants and other specimens.

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You Can Smell SUE The T. Rex’s Nasty Breath, Feel Dinosaur Skin At New Field Museum Stations

Meant to smell like the plants and flesh SUE ate, it's definitely "putrid," the Field Museum promises.

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