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Chicago Field Museum Wonders Of The 1893 World's Fair Exhibit

The venerable Field Museum was introduced during the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 where Juicy Fruit gum and the Ferris Wheel also made their very first appearance. If you pay a visit to the museum, which is on the same lakefront campus as the John G. Shedd Aquarium and Adler Planetarium, you'll have an opportunity to see a wealth of objects that have not been seen in over 120 years. It's all part of "Opening the Vaults: Wonders of the 1893 World's Fair." Running now through September 7, 2014, the exceptional exhibition features such amazing items as a meteorite that instilled so much fear in people that it had to be locked away and chained in a dungeon. Additional artifacts include unusual new products and exotic animals. You'll also get to witness how scientists at the Field Museum are able to conduct research on these and other "wonders" using cutting-edge technology.

Along with "Opening the Vaults: Wonders of the 1893 World's Fair," there are several other exhibitions at The Field Museum worth checking out. "Before the Dinosaurs: Tracking the Reptiles of Pangaea" explores what life was like on Earth millions of years ago and can be enjoyed through September 30, 2014.  And "Bunky Echo-Hawk: Modern Warrior," which runs through September 28, 2014, focuses on the Native American artist's work that ranges from skateboard decks and live  painting events to his Nike design partnership. Learn more about "Opening the Vaults: Wonders of the 1893 World's Fair" and other current equally compelling Field Museum exhibitions at http://fieldmuseum.org/happening/exhibits/browse.

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