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A new temporary exhibit at the Field Museum showcases some of the institution's mummies. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Field Museum’s Dinosaurs And Mummies

CBS 2′s Kate Sullivan re-introduces us to the famous Chicago institution, which has a new exhibit.


This female mummy dates to the Ptolemaic Dynasty,  the family in power when Cleopatra reigned. (Credit: Field Museum)

Field Museum To Offer Rare Look At Mummies

Starting Friday, visitors can get a rare look at mummies from deep inside the Field Museum collection.


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

Guide To The Field Museum

On your day off, do you lose hours in front of your computer, as you’re doing now, refreshing Tumblr and tweeting about some idiotic thing someone said on Facebook? No? Well, good for you. You are the 1%. As for the rest of us, it might be time to go outside and get our brains moving again. If you haven’t visited the Field Museum of Natural History in a few years, it’s high time you returned. Here are some tips so you can make the most of your time.



Ground Zero 360° At Field Museum

The tragic events of September 11 happened just over a decade ago, but the country hasn’t forgotten. Among the many ways Chicago is commemorating the anniversary is with the riveting Ground Zero 360° exhibit, on view at The Field Museum through January 2.


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Quick Guide To Free Museum Days

Visiting Chicago’s museums is an enriching experience, but it can be prohibitively expensive. Most area museums schedule free days each year, and Illinois residents can take advantage of extra discounts. Read on for a round up of free days for the rest of 2011 – now you’ll know where to go the next time you have an unexpected day off.


The Field Museum's bathrooms have been rated No. 1 in the nation. (Credit: America's Best Bathrooms)

Field Museum Bathrooms Rank No.1 In Nation

The next time you visit Chicago’s Field Museum make a special trip to the restrooms.

WBBM Newsradio–10/20/2011

Boats that came loose during high winds on Thursday float along the breakwall near the Shedd Aquarium. (CBS)

Boats Knocked Off Moorings Near Museum Campus

Several boats moored in Lake Michigan near the Museum Campus were knocked loose Wednesday night amid strong winds and high waves.

CBS 2–10/19/2011

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Field Museum Hosts Town Hall On Cyberbullying

Experts say forms of digital harassment have increased significantly with the usage of social media, especially among youth and young adults. But one media giant is taking an active step in educating web users about Internet safety.


Sue, T. Rex

Study: Field Museum’s Sue Was Bigger Than Anyone Realized

It turns out Chicago’s favorite Tyrannosaurus rex was much heavier than anyone knew.

CBS Chicago–10/13/2011

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Field Museum Nominated For Best Bathroom

The Field Museum is making headlines again, and this time it’s not the world-class exhibitions or extensive research drawing attention.


Image From 'Ground Zero 360'

Visitors Moved By Field Museum Exhibit Commemorating 9/11

As America prepares to honor the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, crowds are heading to the Field Museum of Natural History for the moving exhibit, “Ground Zero 360: Never Forget.”

CBS Chicago–09/09/2011

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Family Guide To The South Loop

An eclectic combination of historical and hip sets the South Loop neighborhood apart from its fellows. The once barely inhabited industrial section of the city is now densely populated with a vibrant, young community of professionals, students and families.


Paul McCormack, Nicola McClean

Field Museum Exhibit Seeks To Ensure America Never Forgets 9/11

The Field Museum of Natural History is getting all ready to open its exhibit commemorating the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, as the 10-year anniversary of the attacks comes in less than two weeks.

CBS Chicago–08/30/2011

2011 Nissan Leaf, Nashville, October 2010

Gov. Quinn Presides Over Sales Party For Nissan Leaf

Gov. Pat Quinn on Thursday personally presided over the sales party for the Nissan Leaf electric car, which is being demonstrated through the weekend in the Field Museum parking lot.

WBBM Newsradio–08/26/2011


Field Museum Exhibit To Mark 10th Anniversary Of 9/11 Attacks

The Field Museum is planning an exhibit designed to mark the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

CBS Chicago–08/10/2011

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Field Museum Searches For Mystery Plant

The Field Museum is enlisting the help of volunteers to find a rare plant that has only ever been seen in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2011

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Field Museum A Finalist For Nation’s Best Restrooms

The Field Museum is on a Top 10 list not for its exhibits, but rather, for its restrooms.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2011

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CT Scanner Reveals Mummy With No Torso At Field Museum

A borrowed CT scanner has uncovered, and suggested a solution, for the mystery of the mummy’s missing middle at the Field Museum.

WBBM Newsradio–07/12/2011

Workers use a crane to move a sperm whale skull, under protective wrapping, into the Field Museum of Natural History on April. 5, 2011, for a new exhibit, "Giants of the Deep." (Credit: CBS)

Whale Skull, Skeleton Part Of New Field Museum Exhibit

A one-ton whale skull made it inside the Field Museum with one inch to spare on Tuesday after very slow, painstaking work by a 10-man rigging crew setting up the new “Giants of the Deep” exhibit.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2011

Horses Running

Field Museum Honors Horses In Exhibit

Equestrians and horse lovers will flock to the Field Museum starting today, as a new exhibit opens depicting horses as the most important animal to ever interact with humans.

CBS Chicago–02/16/2011