The Field Museum of Natural History is a natural history museum, located on Museum Campus, and across the street from Soldier Field.
I mainly came here for the Genghis Khan exhibition, but it is only temporary, and worth going to, if you are in town. There is a lot of other exhibitions to see, which cannot be covered within a day. So my suggestion is to pick 2, and stick to them. If you plan to spend the whole day, you can probably see more.
I was only able to see the Egyptian collection and the exhibition on Africa. The Egyptian artifacts are basically what you expect to see, like tombs, mummies, and other artifacts. The entrance to this section, is through a replica of a temple. Part of it on the first floor, then the rest at the bottom floor.
But the Africa exhibition is definitely make the visit worth it, as it gets into the way of life on the continent, plus the wildlife in the safari that Africa is well known for. Then came the dark and tragic part, which was on slavery. It started with a dark tunnel, then got into the horrors of slavery in the New World. After that, an exhibition on life of African-Americans, and their culture in the US.
This place can keep people entertained for a whole day, and a nice place to spend a day when the weather outside is not so nice. And it can be a fun place to take the kids or visiting relatives to, as well as learning about the different aspects of the world.
Overall, a museum that is worth checking out.
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