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CNN Shows The Field Museum Some Love

By Marcus Gilmer in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 17, 2009 6:20PM

Sue, one of the best (and biggest) reasons to visit the Field Museum, Photo: Marcus Gilmer/Chicagoist

Today, CNN featured The Field Museum as one of the "Five Museums You and Your Kids Will Enjoy." What did the House of Anderson have to say about the Field?

"What kid doesn't love dinosaurs?" Frommer asked. The Field Museum of Natural History sports one of the largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus rex fossils around.

The museum also has a new exhibit called "Real Pirates," running through October 25, that will let your children experience the pirate life. They can hoist the skull-and-crossbones, tie pirate knots, learn how to fire a cannon and more, the museum's Web site says.

Permanent exhibits include displays about Africa, animal biology, bird habitats, ancient Egypt, Eskimos and Native Americans. And for a more focused trip, the museum's Web site provides downloadable "Family Adventure" self-guided tours that cover anything from scavenger hunts through the museum to biodiversity and conservation.

Er, okay, so nothing we didn't already know. But, seriously, it's great to see a fantastic local museum get some love in the national press. And, in case you missed it, check out some pics from our visit to the "Real Pirates" exhibit and then head down to the Museum Campus and check it out for yourself.