Visit to the Field Museum in Chicago

Field Museum

Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois

Field Museum

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.

Ivory-billed Woodpecker
Ivory-billed Woodpecker
Ivory-billed Woodpecker

Great Auk
Great Auk

Passenger Pigeon
Passenger Pigeon

Labrador Duck
Labrador Duck

Carolina Parakeet
Carolina Parakeet

They have a ton of birds of prey . . .

Golden and Bald Eagles
Golden and Bald Eagles

Snowy Owl
Snowy Owl

Great Gray Owl
Great Gray Owl

California Condor
Me and California Condor

Golden Eagle with Nest
Golden Eagle

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

Yellow-billed Loon
Yellow-billed Loon

Shoebill
Shoebill

Palm Cockatoo
Palm Cockatoo

Plum-throated Cotinga
Plum-throated Cotinga

Imperial Woodpecker
Imperial Woodpecker

Resplendent Quetzal
Respendent Quetzal

Sword-billed Hummingbird
Sword-billed Hummingbird

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!

Me at Field Museum

Me at Field Museum

And of course, a trip to the Field Museum is not complete without gazing at Sue, the most complete T-Rex.

Sue the T-Rex

Stacia With Sue the T-Rex

Stacia With Sue the T-Rex

Sue the T-Rex

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