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Part of Chicago's Museum Campus, the Field Museum educates and entertains visitors with exhibits about nature and culture, prehistoric to present. One if its most popular attractions is Sue, the world's largest and most complete T. rex dinosaur skeleton. Take a trip back in time in the western hemisphere including the Ice Age, Aztec empire and more in the 19,000 square-foot "Ancient Americas" exhibit. Then travel around the world with exhibits of Egypt, Asia, Africa and China. Learn about animals like the man-eating lion of Africa and the giant pandas of Asia. The Field Museum is also a world-renowned research center.
The full-size replica of an 1850s Pawnee Earth Lodge reopened in 2004 after being enhanced and relocated within the Native American exhibit halls.