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The Field Museum

Roosevelt Rd. at Lake Shore Dr., 312/922-9410.
Get a bug's-eye view in Underground Adventure, a new permanent exhibition that transports you to the living world beneath your feet.
Creep thorugh a chamber filled with mummies, meet SUE, the largest and most complete T. rex ever found and come face-to-face with the man-eating Lions of Tsavo!

Open daily 9 am-5 pm, open until 8pm Thursday, June 17-August 26.. Closed on Christmas and New Year's Day. Adults $7, seniors, children (3-17) and students with ID $4. Free admission on Wed.

Special Exhibits
Through 9/6: Living Colors: A Butterfly Garden 6/26-9/12: The Buddha's Art of Healing: The Tibetan Medical Paintings from Buryatia Through 7/25: The Art of Being Kuna: Layers of Meaning among the Kuna of Panama Through 8/8: With Patience and Good Will: The Art of the Arapaho Through 1/2/2000: SUE: The Inside Story 7/3-1/3/2000: Insects: 105 Years of Collecting 8/21-10/30: Summer Festivals of Guerrero and Oaxaca: The Cycle of Propitiation and Sacrifice 9/4-3/5/2000: Sounds from the Vaults

The Art Institute of Chicago

111 S. Michigan Ave., 312/443-3600.
One of the world's finest art collections dating from 3,000 B.C. through the 1990s. Famous French Impressionist paintings and drawings, plus fine and decorative arts from America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America; photography, textiles and architectural works. Dine in our elegant Restaurant on the Park, in our Garden Restaurant amidst the trees and sculpture fountain June through September, or in our Court Cafeteria. Find unique gifts in the Museum Shop.
Hours: Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri., 10:30 am-4:30 pm; Tues. 10:30 am-8 pm; Sat. 10 am-5 pm; Sun. noon-5 pm. Suggested admissions: adults, $8; children (6 and older), students and seniors, $5. Tuesdays free to all.
Through 8/1: Spirit Stones of China Through 9/6: Land of the Winged Horseman: Art in Poland, 1572-1764 Through 9/12: Yasuhiro Ishimoto: A Tale of Two Cities Through 9/26: The Pritzker Architecture Prize: 1979-1999

Chicago Children's Museum

Navy Pier, 700 E. Grand Ave., 312/527-1000.
With 14 hands-on, interactive exhibits, the Chicago Children's Museum is a special place of education, exploration, stimulation and delight for children and adults. Exhibits include: Waterways, Safe & Sound, Climbing Schooner, Inventing Lab, Face to Face: Dealing with Prejudice and Discrimination, Under Construction, Playmaze, Treehouse Trails, Kraft Artabounds Gallery, and Info Tech Arcade: Where Kids Connect.
Tues.-Sun. 10 am-5 pm. Jewel-Osco Free Family Night Thurs. 5 pm-8 pm. Admission $6, children under 1 admitted free, Seniors $5.
New Permanent Exhibit: "Dinosaur Discovery" 7/1-8/31: Family Sculpture Workshops

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