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 . . .
It is amazing to see the birds up close, especially the size of birds like American White Pelicans.
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.