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Field Museum  Home of the world's largest and most complete T. rex.🦖 Experience #SUEsWorld in a new, immersive exhibit.

Anticipating a brief moment of rest, Marsel van Oosten captured this surreal photo of a pair of Qinling golden snub-nosed monkeys in the forests of Shaanxi Province, China. See this and 99 other astounding images in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, sponsored by Bank of America and now open! 📸 #FieldMuseum #WPY54 #NaturalHistory #NaturalHistoryMuseum #wildlifephotography #photography #monkeys #wildlife #nature #naturephotography #museums

Maidi Wiebe started work as an artist at the Field in 1951. She was hired by the museum's Geology Department, but her deft skills as a naturalist and artist led her to work across the museum, illustrating figures for scientific papers, creating scale models, and painting dioramas. From Arctic icebergs to Vermillon ciffs, Wiebe’s work is still on display across the museum. Have you seen it? 🎨 #FieldMuseum #HerNaturalHistory #5WomenArtists #NaturalHistory #NaturalHistoryMuseum #museum #WomensHistoryMonth #WomenInScience #TBT #photoarchives #sciart #illustration

Pterosaur-ing through this week.✈️This life-size Quetzalcoatlus is the largest member of our flying reptile flock that leads the way up to Evolving Planet and #SUEsWorld. See its giraffe-sized seated pal on the second floor. 👀 #FieldMuseum #NaturalHistory #NaturalHistoryMuseum #pterosaur #museums #Chicago

A behind-the-scenes peek at our bird prep lab. Our artist-in-residence, Peggy Macnamara, captures the museum, its collections, and its work in inspired ways. Look for her stunning watercolors next time you visit. 👀 #FieldMuseum #5WomenArtists #NaturalHistory #NaturalHistoryMuseum #birds #eggs #sciart #watercolor #painting #museums

Audubon's massive Birds of America depicts birds at life-size and required the largest paper size manufactured in the 1830s. 🐘 Male Fork-tailed Flycatchers average 15" in length and have the longest tail relative to body size of any bird on earth. The loblolly bay shrub on which the bird is perched was illustrated by Maria Martin who, along with other artists, contributed many of the botanicals seen in Birds of America's four volumes. bit.ly/MariaMartinLive 🌼 #FieldMuseum #NaturalHistory #NaturalHistoryMuseum #HerNaturalHistory #Audubon #sciart #illustration #botanicals #plants #gordonia #birds #flycatcher #WomensHistoryMonth #WomenInScience

Imagine holding a T. rex claw. 🦖 Now imagine holding a T. rex claw belonging to the world’s largest, most complete, best preserved T. rex that YOU discovered. 🤯 Sue with SUE. #FieldMuseum #SueHendrickson #NaturalHistory #NaturalHistoryMuseum #FossilFriday #trex #dinosaurs #fossils #paleontology #WIS #WomenInScience #WomensHistoryMonth

Connie Keller is the former chair of the Field's Board of Trustees. She's also a fish! 🐟 Well, technically, Ancistrus kellerae is the fish—a newly discovered Amazonian catfish named by conservation scientist @lesleydesouza in honor of Connie and her remarkable contributions to and support of the Field's conservation work. 🙌 Ancistrus kellerae is only known from the Guyana highlands, a region currently under threat by gold mining. Discovering and naming an endemic species like this catfish can help efforts for conservation protection of an area. What's in a name? Quite a lot, it turns out. #FieldMuseum #WIS #WomenInScience #NaturalHistory #NaturalHistoryMuseum #conservation #catfish #newspecies #discovery #AmazonRainforest #Guyana #fish #icthyology

Staff in our replication shop collaborated with Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago to create 13 mini dioramas that were installed in the Hospital's Cardiac Care Unit as part of their Creative Arts Community Partnership Program. The meticulous scenes harken back to the great tradition of diorama-making but are fanciful, fun, and kid-friendly.🦒🎂 #FieldMuseum #NaturalHistory #NaturalHistoryMuseum #museums #Chicago #diorama #nature #animals #hospital

Photographer Valter Bernardeschi got up close and personal with these curious young walruses in Norway. Plunging into the icy water, he snapped these marine mammals from a pole’s length away. See this and other breathtaking nature photography at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition—opening March 22! #FieldMuseum #WPY54 #NaturalHistory #NaturalHistoryMuseum #wildlifephotography #nature #photography #museum #walrus #Norway

Happy International Women's Day! Chief fossil preparator Akiko Shinya and fossil volunteer Liz, who also serves on our Women's Board, use an oscillating multitool to cut the plaster on this field jacket from Missouri. Inside is part of a hadrosaur, or duckbilled dinosaur, tail. 🦕 Here's to the all the dedicated, talented, passionate women in science! 🙌 #FieldMuseum #InternationalWomensDay #HerNaturalHistory #WIS #WomenInScience #NaturalHistory #museum #WomensHistoryMonth #fossils #fieldjacket #NaturalHistoryMuseum #FossilFriday

If you've walked through our East Entrance, you’ve crossed the path of this imposing western lowland gorilla. More than 100 million people saw this great ape over the course of his life. He arrived at the Field in 1951, but his story starts well before that ➡️ bit.ly/BushmanGorilla 🦍 #FieldMuseum #NaturalHistory #NaturalHistoryMuseum #taxidermy #gorilla #ape #conservation #photoarchive #tbt

In 1898, two maneless male lions mysteriously developed a taste for human flesh and went on a killing spree in Kenya. The infamous Tsavo lions ate an estimated 35 people. Researchers now think these mammals turned man-eaters due to serious dental issues, suspecting humans became the lions' main course because they were easier to catch and chew. 🦁 More on this iconic duo: bit.ly/FMTsavoLions #FieldMuseum #NaturalHistory #NaturalHistoryMuseum #lions #Tsvao #Kenya #teeth #mammals #nationaldentistsday

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