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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.

Downtown

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.

South Loop

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.

Downtown

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.

South Loop

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.

Downtown

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

The museums all have several free days coming up.

Downtown

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.

Downtown

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.

Downtown

Free Admission To Field Museum For Illinois Residents On Wednesdays From Aug. 14 To Nov. 13

Basic admission — which is normally $24 for adults, $17 for kids 3-11 years old and $21 for students and seniors — is free.

Downtown

Monarch Butterflies Are Disappearing From Chicago — But The Field Museum Has An Idea For How We Can Save Them

Scientists want Chicagoans and other city dwellers to plant milkweed — but cities could prevent that by fining people who let native plants dominate their yards.

Downtown

‘Nature’s A–holes’ Are Back: Red-Winged Blackbirds Attacking People Along The River As Nesting Season Gets Underway

Several Avondale residents have been hit while running or walking past nests, which the aggressive birds are trying to protect.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Planning Out Your Summer? Here Are The Free Days At Chicago Museums

Many museums offer free admission days with a valid ID or proof of residency.

Downtown

Want To Text A Dinosaur? The Field Museum Will Now Let You Send Messages To Máximo The Titanosaur

Máximo will tell you about his life as a dinosaur, his favorite color and more.

Downtown

Field Museum Researchers Remade A 1,000-Year-Old Peruvian Beer After Analyzing Ceramic Artifacts

An ale inspired by the ancient beer will be released in Chicago stores and bars this summer.

Downtown

Field Museum’s Hundreds Of Volunteers Look For Fossils, Lead Tours: ‘There’s No Better Place To Learn’

The Field Museum's volunteers have some of the coolest jobs in town. Here's how you can join their ranks.

Downtown

SUE The T. Rex Hung Out With An Ancient Shark, Newly Found Fossil Reveals

A small shark lived in the same time and place as SUE the T. rex — and its teeth were found among the dinosaur's fossils.

Downtown

World’s Best Nature Photographs Are Coming To The Field Museum

"Wildlife Photographer of the Year" opens March 22. It comes to Chicago from London, where it's housed at the Natural History Museum.

South Loop

SUE The T. Rex Finds Romance In ‘Love Actually’ Parody For Christmas

SUE gets a kiss with Jeff Goldblum in the sendup of "Love Actually."

Downtown
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