The Machine Inside: Biomechanics

Field Museum | Chicago, Ill.

 
 

1400 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Ill. 60605
(312) 922-9410
www.fieldmuseum.org
Date: March 12, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Cost: Included in Discovery and All-Access passes

Exhibit explores animals and plants as machines built for survival, complete with pumps, pipes, insulation, motors, springs, and intelligence gathering devices. Using real specimens, life-like models, amazing video footage, and interactive displays, the exhibition investi­gates how cheetahs run so fast and fleas jump so far; how the bite force of an extinct fish made it a top predator; how a toucan stays cool in the jungle; how a Venus fly trap detects its next meal; and how many other organisms function as machines in order to survive, move, and discover. Presented in English and Spanish.

 
 





 
 
 
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