Field Museum Opens Free Pop-Up Dino Dig

Families with kids who dig dinos will really dig the new free pop-up experience Field Museum opened April 1 at 333 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago.

The storefront has been transformed into the Field Museum Dig Site, a replica dig site that includes casts of real dinosaur bones and the tools Field Museum scientists use when they are in the field. Not only does it give families a peek into the work Field’s scientists do, weekends will feature behind-the-scenes specimens in Field’s vast collection.

Visitors can walk through the site and even take a photo with an 8-foot-long femur of the world’s largest dino.

“We want to let people know that the Field is more than a place to see cool stuff, it’s a place where cool stuff happens. Our scientists explore all seven continents to learn more about life on Earth and work to save it. The Dig Site helps share that story,” Stacy Dilling, the museum’s marketing and advertising director, said in a news release.

The Dig Site is open every day, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, through June 30. It is near the Chicago Riverwalk and not too far from Millennium Park.


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