With more than 23 million specimens in its collection, the Field Museum is the gift that keeps on giving. We hear there's a collection of shrunken heads in the museum's storage collections somewhere, but without scaring the bejeezus out of your kids, here are the five things at Chicago's treasure trove you might miss the first time around but that are definitely worth knowing about.
Don't head out without printing our "5 Hidden Treasures at the Field Museum"checklist! See if you can find all five!
Bushman was a two-year-old, 38-pound baby when he was brought to Lincoln Park Zoo in 1930 (awwwwww) He eventually grew to a 6-foot-2, 547-pound behemoth (woooooah
Though we've certainly moved on from those days - and Chicago's two zoos, Lincoln Park and Brookfield, are leaders in emphasizing natural habitats and wildlife conservations - there's something awe-inspiring about Bushman's story, and kids can see Bushman stuffed on the Field Museum's ground floor and compare their own hands to the gorilla's massive hands.