"The Machine Inside: Biomechanics"
( Photo: John Weinstein / Field Museum )
Through Jan. 4, 2015, at the Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive (312-665-7400, fieldmuseum.org)
The gist Discover the biological secrets of everything from cheetahs to ants to Venus flytraps.
Go if you ever wondered how a giraffe manages to pump blood all the way up that loooong neck.
Kids will love watching a robot try to walk like a human.
Surprise! Turns out that the creature with the most super-powered olfactory sense is the luna moth, whose antennae help it smell mates up to 7 miles away.