Tag Archives: Field Museum

Biomechanics and the World’s Fair

Last week I took another field trip to the Field Museum. I was supposed to meet NEW in the afternoon so I made a day of it. A seagull decided to pose at his best angles as I admired the glorious day and Chicago’s skyline. The Field currently has a Biomechanics exhibit called The Machine […]

Moths and Moon Flowers at the Field Museum

Last month I took Lauren Levato’s second workshop: “Moths and Moon Flowers.”We ended it at the Field Museum, which was a blast. This time, we were treated to a field trip within the museum to visit a live Peregrine Falcon, Molly, who was there to educate a group of Audubon Society members. She was surrounded […]

Insects at the Field Museum

photo copyright Maike's Marvels

Our drawing ‘final’ was a day in the Zoology Department at the Field Museum of Natural History. We were greeted by Entomology Collections Manager James Boone, who is featured in this lovely video. We spent two hours just oohing and aahing over the drawers we were given access to, and took many photo records. Luna […]

Dinosaurs at the Field Museum

ceratops at the Field Museum

Last week I returned to the Field Museum for another wing exploration. This time Evolving Planet  was on the schedule (a permanent exhibit, so come on up and see it for yourself with your kiddos). I also viewed a fabulous 3-D movie (T-Rex) about Sue, the most complete skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex found to date, discovered […]

midweek bliss

It’s been a fun and full week already. I visited the Chocolate Exhibit at the Field Museum and learned a lot more about Chocolate’s history. The Mayans used huge vessels to drink their bitter frothy cocoa from, ranging from 8 to 10 inches tall with a 6 to 8 inch diameter. And here I thought […]

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