Early attempts at being eco-friendly often proved disastrous, such as reusing chewing gum to build playground slides and converting discarded banana peels into junior-prom corsages. Discover today's eco-solutions with today's Groupon, which gets you a Discovery Pass to the Climate Change exhibit at The Field Museum. This deal is only valid for general admission to the museum and Climate Change, which ends November 28, 2010. Choose from two options:
- $10 for adult admission (up to a $22 value)
- $7 for child (aged 3 to 11) admission (up to a $15 value)
Through a colorful sequence of dioramas, videos, and hands-on stations, The Field Museum's Climate Change takes hominids on an eye-opening journey through the history, science, and future of climate change and how to reduce its impact. A host of natural evidence and recent research shows visitors the consequences of unchecked climate change, and other displays emphasize how small individual actions and lifestyle changes can quickly add up to help quash global climate change's diabolical aims. You'll also get an in-depth look at how alternative energy advancements, including solar panels, pebble-bed nuclear reactors, and carbon-dioxide-trapping methods that don't require a riding lawnmower and a butterfly net may help reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.
A landmark local research institution and brain playground for decades, The Field Museum continues to infuse knowledge brokers of all ages with enriching factual capital. Permanent exhibits include posed animals in their natural habitats; The Ancient Americas, a collection of more than 2,200 artifacts illustrating human development in the Western Hemisphere; the DNA Discovery Center, an interactive exhibit that features real evolutionary biologists working in a real lab wearing fake hairpieces made with real hair; and a bevy of rocks and fossils. Visitors can also gawk at Sue, an immaculately preserved, nearly complete Tyrannosaurus rex bone-puzzle.
- "An overwhelming scientific consensus recognizes that global climate change is currently taking place at an accelerating pace," said Field President John McCarter, underscoring how the exhibit confronts arguments against manmade global warming. – William Mullen, Tribune
- This museum is one of Chicago's finest with ever changing exhibits in addition to their famous TREX, Sue. – DarTravelbug, TripAdvisor
The Field Museum
The Field Museum began in 1893 with a collection of objects from the then-ongoing Chicago World's Fair, beginning a more than century-long exploration of science, art, and archaeology. These days, the Museum—which shares a lakefront campus with the John G. Shedd Aquarium and the Adler Planetarium—contains more than 26 million artifacts and specimens. The collection is so massive that only 1% of its items can be displayed at a time, though that 1% features plenty of historically significant doozies.
To get a picture of them, you need look no further than the 19 mummies that grace the Inside Ancient Egypt exhibition, where they rest among an actual Book of the Dead. Then there's SUE, the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex ever found. Stretching 42 feet from snout to tail, the towering T. rex sports a more than 90% complete skeleton, not to mention 58 sharp teeth. Equally sharp are the jewels in the Grainger Hall of Gems and the definition of the visuals displayed on the 3D Theater's massive screen.
To keep the Museum's permanent and rotating exhibitions up to date, The Field Museum's scientists conduct research at global field sites and on the collection itself. To learn how the Museum is beginning to catalog our world for future museumgoers, check out the Groupon Guide's recent visit.
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