We took the train into Chicago to check out two special displays at the Field Museum: The Horse and Whales. Both were incredibly awesome but did not allow photography. However, we did browse the huge collection of birds where there are 95% of all North American species represented! There are also a ton of world bird specimens.
The collection has many extinct species plus other rare birds. This provides a great way to see birds up close, although some of the specimens are showing their age and are starting to get a bit dingy.
They have a ton of birds of prey . . .
The displays are beautiful and loaded with information. We highly recommend about two hours to fully enjoy all the bird collections. Kids of all ages would enjoy!
And of course, a trip to the Field Museum is not complete without gazing at Sue, the most complete T-Rex.