Gavin had a couple days off last week, and we took advantage of the Field Museum being free in February! It was his first trip there and I hadn't been there in probably 12 years.
The exhibits full of taxidermied animals were interesting in that you could get much closer to them than at, say, the zoo. This bear stands nine feet tall! We also got to see the Tsavo lions and a whale skeleton.
We loved Sue. She is just amazing. Gavin was interested to learn that in her life she'd had eight broken ribs and loved the diagram that pointed them out.
Sue's head is too heavy to mount on her skeleton and sits in a case upstairs - a detail I had forgotten!
Gavin loved the hall of dinosaurs. We also walked through the ancient Egypt exhibit, which was warm and rather claustrophobic Next time we venture downtown, we'll probably head back to the Museum of Science and Industry (Gavin's favorite).