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From journal Adventure Doc's wanderings
December 21, 2006
From journal Sentimental, Haunting Chicago
by Wildcat Dianne
November 24, 2006
After the film, we were herded into the exhibit itself. No photography was allowed, so the cameras had to go away for the time being. The exhibit showed many artifacts dating from King Tut's time and gave detailed facts of their use. Most of the exhibits were found in the early 20th Century in King Tut's tomb by archaeologists and were sent to museums all over the world. There was a tomb in the exhibit, but it was of one of Tut's relatives. Most of us were disappointed that it wasn't the tomb of Tut himself.
The exhibit was too crowded with people listening to audio tapes of the exhibits, and it was hard for speed readers like me or others to maneuver through the exhibit. Since Ancient Egypt isn't my cup of tea, I made my way quickly through the exhibit and went and took a break outside afterwards.
The Field Museum is open daily from 9am to 5pm and admissions go from $12 for adults and $7 for kids and seniors. There are special exhibits through the year along with free admission days. The King Tut Exhibit was a big disappointment, but don't miss the Native American Exhibit!
From journal The Big Onion - Chicago
October 31, 2006
From journal Getting Together in Chicago
battle creek, Michigan
August 19, 2006
From journal Chicago Field Museum
July 26, 2006
From journal A Vacation in Chicago
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
July 25, 2006
From journal Chicago Weekend
July 7, 2006
From journal Long Windy Weekend in Chicago
Grants Pass, Oregon
June 23, 2006
What struck me on first entering was the peculiar smell. This enormous building, because it has held so many artifacts from the past, has taken on an ancient aroma to add to its beautiful atmosphere. There was never a moment when this place didn't surprise me in its authenticity.
The exclusives in 2002 were exhibits on the history of pearls and chocolate. Millions of pearls, from a queen's crown and scepter to the crude, unprocessed thing itself lined the walls. Going back to Moctezuma's Mexico to experience the chocolate of then was fascinating. I remember a model cacao tree inside, this being my chief interest as a chocoholic.
Because I am an artist, I particularly loved the stuffed animal gallery, the "Nature Walk". This is a HUGE gallery filled with exotics around the world. Everything to an artists and animal lovers heart is in here.
Exhibits on culture, science, history can all be found in the Field.
From journal Chicago: Heart of Illinois