Field Museum to reopen this week, offer two free days next week

The comeback begins with members-only days on Thursday and Friday, and the general public will be admitted starting Saturday.

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Sue the T. rex will be on view again as the Field Museum reopens its doors.

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After two lonely months, the dinosaurs of the Field Museum will be welcoming guests back into their habitat this week.

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The museum Tuesday announced the end of its latest COVID-19 closure, beginning with members-only days on Thursday and Friday. The general public will be admitted starting Saturday.

Entry is free for Illinois residents on Monday, Jan. 25, and Thursday, Jan. 28.

The precautions enforced during the museum’s summer and fall opening — mandatory masks, reduced capacity and social distancing — again will be in effect.

Besides its trademark dinosaur fossils — Sue the T. rex and Maximo the titanosaur — the Field offers an insightful tour of ancient Egypt and an underground exploration that imagines how soil and insects would look to a person smaller than a penny.

The reopening also offers a chance to catch the temporary exhibition “Apsáaooke Women and Warriors,” about an indigenous tribe from southern Montana.

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