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  • Sue the T. rex's voyage to space delayed

    Sue the T. rex's voyage to space delayed
      Sue the T. rex has waited 67 million years to blast into space, so what’s a few more days at this point?  NASA officials have scrubbed today’s launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9, which is slated to carry microbes collected from the Field...
  • A delightful and educational date with the dinos

    A delightful and educational date with the dinos
    The Field Museum's Sue deserves her reputation as a civic icon. But she doesn't walk, roar and put her massive jaws around your head. Oh, and she doesn't have feathers, either. For that kind of anatomically accurate adventure with a T. rex, you need...
  • Survival, extinction at Notebaert Nature Museum

    Survival, extinction at Notebaert Nature Museum
    The new exhibition at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is like a roll call of lost, or nearly lost, species: the passenger pigeon, the American bison, the black bear in Illinois, the Carolina parakeet. But "Nature's Struggle: Survival and Extinction,"...
  • Can the arts get smart about the smartphone?

    Can the arts get smart about the smartphone?
    Shulamit Ran likes her ring tone. "It's a harplike arpeggio going up and down," says the Chicago composer, who won the 1991 Pulitzer Prize in music for her "Symphony." "It's very gentle. It's fun, and it's very delicate." And the tone, which came with...
  • Need a cultural boost? There are apps for that

    Event: Going on a first date at the Art Institute Enhance it: President Barack Obama and wife, Michelle, had their first date here. The museum's content-rich Tours app creates an itinerary for your own, possibly not so geopolitically significant,...
  • Chicago gets new international puppet festival

    Chicago gets new international puppet festival
    The depth of the Chicago winter next year is to be enlivened by the coming of puppets from far and wide. Slated for Jan. 15-26, 2015, the new city-wide cultural festival is to feature puppet shows at a variety of arts venues around the city.  The...
  • 'Earth Explorers' exhibit overwhelms with sights, sounds, facts

     'Earth Explorers' exhibit overwhelms with sights, sounds, facts
    The new "National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers" exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry is a bit like its title or a good Chicago pizza: overstuffed, but with a lot of quality ingredients. Exploring Earth is good. National Geographic,...
  • Learn about biology, behavior at the Field's 'Biomechanics'

    Learn about biology, behavior at the Field's 'Biomechanics'
    Five years in the making, the latest exhibit from The Field Museum just opened—a thoroughly engaging examination of the seeming superpowers possessed by earth’s myriad creatures, past and present. From the bite force of the T. rex (and today&...
  • Overlooked fish fin stirs the waters of evolution

    Overlooked fish fin stirs the waters of evolution
    A few hundred million years ago, fish fins morphed into the arms and legs of terrestrial animals, according to evolutionary theory. So, you’d think science would know just about everything about them by now. It turns out that some fins are more...
  • 3 family-friendly spring museum exhibits

    3 family-friendly spring museum exhibits
    "The Machine Inside: Biomechanics" 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...
  • David Layman on situating Field Museum's Sue

    David Layman on situating Field Museum's Sue
    David Layman describes his approach, as Field Museum's lead exhibit designer, to situating Sue, the world's most famous and expensive T. rex skeleton, in the museum for her 2000 debut: "Sue was to become an institutional icon. "It needed to generate a...