Chicago Field Museum

We were in Chicago this weekend for a family event, and used our free sightseeing day to see one of the great US natural history collections around: The Chicago Field Museum.

The Chicago Field Museum had a new exhibit called “Creatures of Light”, which was all about bioluminescence. Not only did we learn about fireflies and glow worms, but also glowing moths, corals, plankton (dinoflagellates) and other creatures that either produced light (bioluminescent) or reflected light (phosphorescent). It was a great exhibit and well worth the extra $11. Our Carnegie membership gave us reciprocal admission to the rest of the Field, so that was pretty cool.  We also took in the 3-D move “Sue”, about the museum’s T-Rex exhibit and how she was discovered.

Field museum goodies

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