One thing I never realized until this point is that The Field Museum exists because of the World’s Fair and opened a few months after the World Fair ended. Turns out after you hold one of the greatest events in History you have a lot of leftover “stuff” that you need a house for. Who knew?
Have you ever thought about what happens when modern day technology collides with old day history? I hadn’t either, but I now have the answer. It looks a little something like this:
That would be an app that you can download on your smartphone which has all sorts of interactive tours of the museum exhibits and so on. Try that one on for technology size. Props to you Chicago Field Museum for that genius move.
I will admit it was pretty cool to see over 200 artifacts from the world’s fair along with all sorts of stuffed animals. And no I don’t mean care bears. We are talking legit life size real stuffed animals.
And this sign. It told me too. But seriously, try and get me to sell my cook stove…it’s not happening. Unless of course you are inviting me to only the BIGGEST EVENT IN THE HISTORY OF ALL EVENTS. Okay World Fair, you win. I’ll sell my cook stove.
Here are a few additional pictures of artifacts that were on display in the exhibit.
Parts of me want to say “isn’t that the biggest bone you have ever seen?!” but parts of me also feel like that sounds a little dirty and while I am sure the bone wasn’t the cleanest when it was discovered, I am not sure it needs my vulgar statements thrown into the mix to bring to life the massive size that it really was.
And like all smart museum exhibits, we ended up in the gift shop where I cuddled (and adopted) a real life panda bear. I know, I couldn’t believe it posed so perfectly either for it’s first picture with it’s new mama. Goochie goo Pandy.
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