Monday, December 19, 2011

Field Museum birthday update: 20%!

Thanks to generous contributions from readers and various friends of the blog, Art is 20% closer to reaching the Field Museum for his 8th birthday. The museum has generously offered free admission and a special tour, including the possibility of a peek behind the scenes with a fossil dude. Sincere thanks to everybody who is helping to make this trip a reality for Art.


  1. I'm sorry, I just found out about this, and it is already closed. I would like to have been a part of making your 8th birthday trip a happy one.

    Maybe I can help out for your 9th birthday.

    I hope you have a great trip.

  2. Have you contacted anyone at the Field? You could probably get a tour of the research collection. I've forwarded this link to some anthropologist friends of mine who work as researchers there, and maybe they can hook you up with someone on the paleo side.

    If nothing else, make sure to visit the Field's website. It doesn't sound like you'll need parking info, but timing on shows, location of food, etc., is useful to have in advance.

  3. @Lyle: Thank you so much for supporting Art's trip. You are definitely a part of making Art's 8th birthday trip a happy one!

    @phein: We have been in touch with the Field Museum and they have been in touch with us. They generously offered free admission when they found out Art was coming, so I adjusted the ChipIn to reflect that. We have also been linked up with a researcher at the museum who is going to meet with us and show us around. Any and all help is appreciated. Thank you so much for the info and advice!