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Andrew's Thoughts

Chicago Museums

May 29, 2013

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The first full day in chicago, I decided to go visit a couple museums. It was the adler planteraium, field museum, soldier stadium, and everywhere in the museum campus.

I took the bus to the museum campus, but since I got confused, I got off at the wrong bus stop, so I ended up walking 2 miles to get to the spot. It was another nice warm/hot day, I was dripping in sweat by the time I got to the planetarium.

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I have no idea what this statue was, but I thought this meant I was close to the musuem. however, I still had to walk another mile to the spot.

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I finally reached this spot that welcomed me to the Museum Campus.

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That was the view that saw when I turned around. The other thing I noticed a lot, is that there are a lot of people who run. Every couple of minutes I ran into a new batch of runners. My friend did say that a lot of people in chicago loved to run even in the winter.

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I decided to walk to soldier field first, before going to planetarium and then field museum.

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Now it makes sense why it is called “soldier field”. The stadium is made as a tribute to all the soldiers. Smile

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That is the stadium below, it has a pretty cool entrance too!

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It is on the lake, so it smells like fresh water. Smile None of the SF fishy smell from salt water. Smile I did talk to a couple guys that were just sitting there fishing. P5290132

Then walking around the field, you saw all these “soldier theme parks and names”

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I was hoping that there was a bus that would take me from soldier field to the adler planetarium. However, after waiting 15 minutes, I didn’t see any bus come. So that is when I walked the 1 mile to the next stop.

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Tada, there is another runner in the picture.

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There is the adler planetarium, there was one thing I remember from this picture. There is that couple in front walking, the guy in the backpack and the girl. Her dress was so short, it was like she was a tennis player and their dress shorts. You could see her butt cheeks when she walked. I didn’t look too long, but it just amused me.

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It was some weird looking artifact that the elementary school children loved a lot!

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So many buses, so I got to see what bus drivers do while the rest of the kids are on the field trip. Just sit there read a book. Smile

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What did I think about the adler planetarium? It was pretty boring, didn’t really seem to have anything really interesting. Maybe it was because I love telescopes to look through, and they didn’t have any over there.

As for their exhibits, it wasn’t that exciting, but I am happy that my Chabot Space and Science Center let me in for free (reciprocal membership).

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This was a command center replica of the houston command center, with videos of the project mercury launch.

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They were showing a size of the observatory compared to people. This was one of the only few good pictures I got.

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Look at this really long telescope.

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This was a pretty cool screen setup for looking at a simulated star system. If I could make a room in my house look like that, I would. I would want a huge touchscreen, a la iron man, or bruce wayne computer.

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There was this really dorky shirt that I had to take a picture of. All you awesome nerds rejoice.

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That was my lunch I had, It was some type of cheese onion dip melt. How do I choose what to eat at a food court in a museum? I usually go for things that don’t look like something you could pop out into a microwave. So thinks like a pita pizza, the people usually burn those. So sandwiches or anything that they have to make fresh has the best chance of being good.

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This is the view I had from the lunch room area. I guess this is not part of the museum, but a general eating place in the planetarium. I saw a lot of random people that worked in the other museums or close to this area eating there.

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Gorgeous View from there, So as you see I have all these other pictures.

 

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More Pictures

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Cool Views

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As I continue to walk, I go past the aquarium.P5290175

they have these little parks around the area also.

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Here is the Natural Field Museum. They had 3 popular exhibits, one was called “illumination, bugs of the night” , there was “lascaux: art of the prehistoric”, and there was a “bug world”, where you were the size of a bug.

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I took a picture with this dinosaur named “Sue”. This really nice old couple took the picture for me. Smile

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The main floor.

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There was an exhibit of all the animals, like birds and other stuff.

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My favorite cat, the leopard. Still my favorite animal of all time.

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Dinosaurs

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Egyptian

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Since the blackhawks were in the playoffs, they were showing their chicago pride at the museum on this dinosaur!!!