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  1. Dinosaur Dinners

    Because we mainly know them from their bones, reconstructing the habits of dinosaurs and other extinct animals can be a real challenge! But teeth can provide clues to an animal's diet. By looking at model skulls and fossil casts of teeth, jaws, and claws, discover what dinosaurs ate and, sometimes, how they got their food. Spanish language activity book and object cards are available upon request. Learn More
  2. A T-Rex Named Sue

    Meet Sue, the world's largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex, and one of The Field Museum's most famous residents! This box contains a Sue hand puppet, a replica of one of Sue's teeth, and casts of a T. rex's claw and skull. Learn More
  3. Hydrocarbons

    Discover the important elements that form the basis for natural gas, coal and bitumen. Natural hydrocarbons are all produced through delicate processes requiring thousands of years. Learn More
  4. Hominid Evolution

    Learn about the sweep of hominid evolution! Using skull casts of three distinct hominid species, explore how scientists use various measurements to distinguish between the different species. Create a hominid family tree and hold replicas of some of the first tools used by hominids during the early Stone Age. Spanish language activity book and object cards are available upon request. Learn More
  5. Dinosaurs in the Jurassic

    Learn about dinosaurs from the Jurassic Period! Enter the world of a paleontologist and role-play what it would be like to dig for fossils. Through close examination of dinosaur models, discover some of the unique features that helped these animals survive in the Jurassic Period. Learn More
  6. Origin of Coal

    Discover the incredibly time consuming process nature uses to create coal. Closely linked to fossilization, the various stages of coal production are displayed in samples here. Learn More
  7. Dinosaur Eggs (Troodon)

    Unearth the buried eggs of the Troodon, a small raptor (about the size of a fourth grader). This dinosaur stayed in packs to for better hunting and protection of eggs. Learn More
  8. Fossils

    What is a fossil? Fossils are the remains or traces of things that were once alive. They can be bones, teeth, tracks, or any sign of past plant or animal life, thousands to billions of years old. Fossils found worldwide help us understand the history of life on Earth. Research the history of life through the mini fossil record contained in this box! Spanish language activity book and object cards are available upon request. Learn More
  9. Fossil Lake

    Some of the best examples of life during the Tertiary Period come from one extraordinary site in southwestern Wyoming called Fossil Lake. Although Fossil Lake has a cold, snowy climate today, its fossils offer us an unusual snapshot of a community of organisms that lived in a tropical lake 50 million years ago. Touch fossil fishes, insects, and the earliest known bat fossil cast. Learn More
  10. Fossils From Rocks Near Chicago

    Unearth the life forms that lived in Chicago millions of years ago. Limestone forms the underlayer of the earth around Chicago, and contains an amazing array of fossils like corals, crinoids and trilobites, among others. Learn More

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