I learned about The Field Museum from The Travel Chanel when they profiled Sue, the T-Rex that the museum has displayed in the main area, and since I love everything dinosaur related I made sure we paid her a visit during our very first trip to the city. Ever since, The Field Museum has been one of my favorite places in the city.
Every month the museum offers select discount days where they offer Illinois residences free general admission and this week I decided to take a day off of work to enjoy the perk. Since moving to Chicago, we've probably visited the museum at least once every year and each time we go, my appreciation for the museum grows stronger. Although there are permanent fixtures like Sue, there are great traveling exhibits that temporarily call The Field Museum home and we were able to get a glimpse at some of the new things like....
The Grainger Hall of Gems
Ground Zero 360
Mammals of Asia
Matt knows how much the museum means to me, so he was kind enough to come with me amidst his day of back to back meetings, to re-ignite my inner geeky kid that loves to absorb all this history. He's such a great guy isn't he? Although going to the museum seems more like an item on a tourist's checklist of things "to do", it might just be one of my favorite things to do in the city. Living in Chicago has taught me to never take things, like The Field Museum, for granted and everyday I have a great appreciation for what this city has to offer.
|Do you have a museum that you like to visit often in your city?|