5 hidden treasures at the Field Museum

 
 

Man-eating lions

Perhaps not for the youngest museum-goers, this glass-cased exhibit on the lower level is a surefire "coooooooooooool" from older kids and tweens. In 1898, these two lions reportedly killed and ate 135 railway workers and native Africans working on a bridge over the Tsavo River in east Africa. For a cuddlier version, try a Lions of Tsavo plush from the museum gift shop.
 
 
 







 
 
 
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