Check Out the Field Museum Online

man on computer enjoying virtual tour of the Field Museum

A Chicago fixture since 1894, the Field Museum takes visitors on a journey across time. Its collection features nearly 40 million artifacts and specimens and inspires curiosity about life on Earth. If you would like to explore, the museum offers virtual fun. Here is some of what you can discover from our apartments in Lombard:

Rethinking the Sculptures of Malvina Hoffman

Now renovated, Rethinking the Sculptures of Malvina Hoffman features over 100 sculptures of people from around the world. Renowned for her techniques, Malvina Hoffman specialized in life-size bronze sculptures. She spent three years creating the display and didn’t always agree with the museum’s curators. In 2013, conservators spent 16 months painstakingly removing 80 years of skin oils, soap, and dust without harming Malvina’s famed creations.

SUE the T-Rex

SUE is a fossil skeleton of a 40-foot long and 90 percent complete tyrannosaurus rex. It lived 67 million years ago and is the world’s largest and most complete T-rex skeleton. SUE is named after Sue Hendrickson, who discovered the dinosaur during a commercial excavation trip to South Dakota. In the end, it took six people 17 days to extract all the bones. 

Grainger Hall of Gems 

Celebrating precious stones, Grainger Hall of Gems has been a visitor favorite since 1921. It boasts hundreds of gemstones and pieces of antique and contemporary jewelry. The display features both raw and cut forms, and one of the highlights includes a Chinese jade ornament believed to have been carved about 600 years ago. 

After virtually exploring the Field Museum, enjoy a virtual fitness class offered by a local studio. You can try yoga, a barre boot camp, and more. If you’re searching for a place to call home, then please contact us. We’ll gladly offer a showing so you can discover our Lombard apartments firsthand.

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