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Sue, the lovely T-Rex. (Credit: Jasmyn Martin)

Researchers Sending Bacteria From Sue The T-Rex Into Outer Space

Sue, the Field Museum’s famous Tyrannosaurus Rex, isn’t exactly becoming the first dinosaur astronaut, but at least a few microscopic parts of her are going into orbit.

03/27/2014

Found in Morocco in early 2012, this small meteorite has been donated to the Field Museum (Credit: Regine Schlesinger)

Field Museum Gets “Oddball” Green Meteorite

The Field Museum has unveiled an unusual find – a green meteorite discovered in southern Morocco two years ago.

01/14/2014

(File photo credit: DANIEL GARCIA/AFP/Getty Images)

Annual Winter Bird Count Makes Rare Find For This Time Of Year

Birders out yesterday for Chicago’s Christmas lakefront bird count documented a few unusual sightings.

12/26/2013

Field Museum volunteer Sheila Reynolds. (CBS)

Someone You Should Know: Field Museum Volunteer Sheila Reynolds

At 92, Sheila Reynolds takes two buses to get to her beloved institution, where she helps catalog animal bones.

12/20/2013

Siats Meekerorum Dinosaur. (Artist Credit: Jorge Gonzales)

Field Museum Scientist Helps Discover Dinosaur That Terrorized T-Rex

Were the Siats meekerorum in Spielberg’s Jurassic Park, you have to wonder if any of the characters would have made it off the island alive.

11/22/2013

Field Museum photographed by John Weinstein (Credit: The Field Museum's facebook)

Belt Tightening At Field And Adler, But Finances Not Dire

Two icons of Chicago culture, The Adler Planetarium and The Field Museum, have been tightening budgets and refocusing missions. The Adler recently cut 15 staff positions and next year, 18 positions will be eliminated at The Field, mostly through attrition.

07/07/2013

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Field Museum Mourns Loss Of Storm Chaser Killed In Tornado

Field Museum Project Manager Tom Skwerski says Tim Samara helped put together the Nature Unleashed exhibit five years ago an exhibit now on tour.

06/03/2013

Field Museum photographed by John Weinstein (Credit: The Field Museum's facebook)

Siberian Meteor Fragments Land At Field Museum

The Field Museum has hundreds of new meteorite fragments in its collection thanks to a retired lake forest health care executive who’s second career seems to be chasing visitors from outer space, reports WBBM’s John Cody .

04/13/2013

Field Museum photographed by John Weinstein (Credit: The Field Museum's facebook)

Field Museum Unveils New Sea Creature Fossil

A fossil of a prehistoric sea creature called an ichthyosaur is now on display at the Field Museum.

01/12/2013

Field Museum photographed by John Weinstein (Credit: The Field Museum's facebook)

2013 Guide To The Field Museum

The Field Museum is all about history, so here’s a little history about the Field Museum. The museum was first incorporated into the State of Illinois on September 16, 1893 as part of an outgrowth of the World’s Columbian Exposition held in Chicago in 1893…

01/10/2013

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Chicago Field Museum Facing Staff, Budget Cuts

Chicago’s Field Museum is shrinking.

12/19/2012

A dozen couples celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this year renewed their marriage vows at the Field Museum on Dec. 1, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Couples Mark 50th Wedding Anniversary At Field Museum

A dozen couples, who are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversaries this year, renewed their vows Saturday at the Field Museum.

12/01/2012

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Mountain Lions Creeping Closer To Chicago

More and more of these big cats are turning up in the Midwest, looking for forested habitat. CBS 2′s Bill Kurtis reports.

08/02/2012

This month-old Peregrine falcon fell to the ground in the Loop, apparently during its first flight. It was taken to the Field Museum, where bird experts determined it was healthy enough to return to its family's nest. (Credit: Field Museum)

Baby Falcon Back In Its Nest After Fall During First Flight In Loop

A young Peregrine falcon was back in the family nest on Thursday, a day after falling to the ground in the Loop, apparently while learning to fly.

06/07/2012

Street closures during the NATO Summit around the Museum Campus

Field Museum To Close Sunday, Monday During NATO Summit

The Field Museum as decided to join the other institutions on the Museum Campus and close on Sunday and Monday for the NATO Summit.

05/16/2012

A rare Peregrine Falcon has been nesting on the roof of Juanita Jordan's condo at 1100 N. Lake Shore Dr., and her eggs are expected to hatch soon. (Credit: Field Museum)

Peregrine Falcon Nesting At Juanita Jordan’s For-Sale Condo

There is a luxury Lake Shore Drive condo — with a well-known owner — for sale on the Gold Coast, and the unit has a very special unexpected visitor living just above it. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports a rare Peregrine Falcon has been nesting with several eggs just on the roof of the penthouse at 1100 N. Lakeshore Dr.

CBS 2–05/09/2012

John G Shedd Aquarium

Shedd, Adler, Art Institute To Close For 3 Days For NATO Summit

The Shedd Aquarium, the Adler Planetarium, and the Art Institute of Chicago will be closed for three days on the weekend of the NATO Summit.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2012

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Philanthropist Donates Meteorite Fragment To Field Museum

A philanthropist specializing in meteorites has given the Field Museum ten grams of a 4.6 billion year old meteorite that exploded last month over northern California.

05/09/2012

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Genghis Khan Invades Chicago: Interview With The Field Museum’s Tom Skwerski

Genghis Khan has an oft-misunderstood legacy. The ruthless Mongol emperor drastically expanded his 12th and 13th century Asian empire through force — but along the way introduced passports and a postal system, among other innovations. “Genghis Khan,” a new show at the Field Museum running through September 3, takes a look at the ruler through an exhibit of artifacts ranging from jewelry and silk robes to weapons and religious relics — and even a mummy…

03/05/2012

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March Arts Preview

There aren’t enough hours in the day to check out every noteworthy event in Chicago. Check out our quick guide to five can’t-miss picks for March.

02/27/2012

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