Field Museum of Natural History
From Academic Kids
The Field Museum of Natural History, in Chicago, Illinois, USA, sits on Lake Shore Drive next to Lake Michigan, part of a scenic complex known as Museum Campus Chicago. The architecture of this building typifies the style initiated by the World Columbian Exposition of the 1890s.
Some prized exhibits at The Field Museum include:
- Sue, the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex fossil skeleton (http://www.fieldmuseum.org/sue/default.htm) currently known.
- A comprehensive set of human cultural anthropology exhibits, including artifacts from ancient Egypt, the Pacific Northwest, and Tibet.
- A large and diverse taxidermy collection featuring many large animals, including two prized African elephants, and the infamous Lions of Tsavo featured in the 1996 movie "The Ghost and the Darkness".