The Chicago Field Museum
Chicago’s Field Museum located just 8 minutes from the Ramada’s front door offers an exciting look into our past and our present. The Field Museum is a great place to see some of the world’s best collections of plant and animal life and it also features the largest most complete T Rex in the world “Sue.” The Field Museum has more than twenty million specimens in its collection.
Imaging walking through a pharaohs’ tomb in ancient Egypt or living with the dinosaurs or even being an archeologist! These are the experiences that you get when you visit the Chicago Field Museum.The Field Museum can keep you in wonder for a whole day and still not see everything that it has to offer! When your planning your trip to Chicago, do include plenty of time to see this treasure located on Chicago’s Lakefront.
Directions To The Field Museum
Take Cornell St north to 47th St. turn right and Go under Lake Shore Drive turn left and go north on Lake Shore Drive to 18th St exit into the museum campus and parking is right there! It’s about an eight minute car ride from the Ramada.
Some of the exhibits on display at the Field Museum are:
Mammals of Asia – Watch giant pandas, Bengal tigers, a leopard and many other Asian mammals in lifelike habitat settings.
Maneater of Mfuwe - Look into the eyes of the largest man-eating lion on record.
Messages from the Wilderness - Discover how all living things are linked in nature.
Nature Walk - Follow a nature trail through prairies, wetlands, woodlands, and ocean shores to discover the wonders of the wild.
North American Birds - Step inside our 3-D field guide to learn more about your favorite birds, and discover a whole flock of new ones.
Plants of the World – Marvel at world-famous plant models, from algae to orchids. You won’t believe these are models crafted from glass and wax!
Reptiles and Amphibians - Satisfy your curiosity about these often-misunderstood animals. Discover beauty in the pattern of a snake’s skin, or admire the strength of a turtle’s shell.
Sea Mammals - See how seals, otters, walruses and others are equipped for life in water.
Underground Adventure - Enter a whole new world – the soil beneath your feet. Find out how life underground sustains the life above it – and why it matters to us.
What Is an Animal? - Explore what makes an animal an animal. See what animals look like, where they live, how they survive and more.
World of Birds – Find Out Things Like: Why do peacocks have such long tails? How does a pelican use its pouch? Why do mockingbirds mock?
World of Mammals - Bounders and burrowers, swimmers and swingers, creepers and crawlers – here you’ll meet mammals of all kinds.
Earth Sciences – Uncover the basics about rocks, minerals, and other earthly structures-even one that dropped in from outer space!
Grainger Gallery - Enjoy the sheer beauty of stunning Museum treasures.
Grainger Hall of Gems - Dazzle your eyes with all that glitters and then some! Marvel at gleming gems, sparkling diamonds ~ even a Tiffany stained-glass window.
Hall of Jades - See why people in China have treasured jade for more than eight thousand years.
Evolving Planet - Take an awe-inspiring journey through 4 billion years of life on Earth in our new permanent exhibition.
McDonald’s Fossil Preparation Laboratory - Watch as fossilized bones are readied for scientific study.
Moving Earth - The plates of Earth’s crust are always on the move. Discover how, why, and what happens when they collide.
Traveling the Pacific - Find out what life on a picture-postcard beach is really like.