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The Ancient Americas

Ongoing

Artifacts from between the Arctic and the tip of South America highlighting 13,000 years of survivor skills utilized by the early Pueblo communities of the American southwest, the Incas of South America, and other cultures throughout the hemisphere.

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1400 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Museum Campus
phone 312-922-9410

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Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice

Sun., Aug. 31, 6 p.m.

The conversation around current country music tends to assume that dudes with “chicks” and “beer” at the top of their to-do lists dominate the landscape, but the rush to cede that territory to the bros has shoved aside a few men who take breaks from partying for relatively introspective moments. Take Arizona native Dierks Bentley and his current single, “Drunk on a Plane,” from his seventh album, Riser (Capitol). The tune’s title spoils much of its story, sure, but the reasons the narrator has had a few go beyond “because the bar cart was there,” which gives it an aw-shucks pathos reminiscent of country’s best drinking songs. Throughout his career, Bentley has split the difference between arena-ready anthems and miniature narratives, and onstage he can turn a somber track such as the bluegrass-tinged “Up on the Ridge” into something that can fill a stadium. This summer Bentley has opened a couple dates for his old pal Luke Bryan, the king of bro country, who kicked off the current leg of his That’s My Kind of Night tour in May—and whose series of self-assured EPs about spring break can’t quite conceal his rough edges and goofiness. If Bentley’s previous appearances are any indication, Bryan will probably bring him out for a song or two during his headlining set. —Maura Johnston $24-$86

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Soldier Field (map)
1410 S. Museum Campus Dr.
Museum Campus
phone 312-235-7000
Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice

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The Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice DNA Discovery Center

Ongoing

A permanent exhibition that allows visitors to watch scientists doing genetic research at the museum's Pritzker Laboratory.

Field Museum (map)
1400 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Museum Campus
phone 312-922-9410

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Destination Solar System

Ongoing

Take a tour of the Milky Way and beyond in this live show.

Adler Planetarium (map)
1300 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Museum Campus
phone 312-922-7827

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Evolving Planet

Ongoing

On the development of life on earth.

Field Museum (map)
1400 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Museum Campus
phone 312-922-9410

Extinct Madagascar: Picture the Island's Past

Through October 2015

Field Museum scientist Steve Goodman, State University of New York professor Bill Jungers, and artist Velizar Simeonovski collaborated on "Extinct Madagascar: Picture the Island's Past," a recently opened exhibit that explores the uniqueness of the island country off the coast of Africa. You won't find renegade penguins like in the movies. $18

Field Museum (map)
1400 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Museum Campus
phone 312-922-9410
Extinct Madagascar: Picture the Island's Past

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Grainger Hall of Gems

Ongoing

This permanent exhibition reopens with displays of gemstones as they're found in nature, after they're cut and polished, and in jewelry by top designers.

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1400 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Museum Campus
phone 312-922-9410

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Jazzin' at the Shedd

Wednesdays, 5-10 PM

Enjoy live jazz, light drinks and food, and a fireworks display surrounded by aquatic animals. Extended museum hours also give you a chance to explore more exhibits.

Shedd Aquarium (map)
1200 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Museum Campus
phone 312-939-2438

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Museum tours

Mondays-Fridays, 2 p.m. and Mondays-Saturdays, 11 a.m.
Field Museum (map)
1400 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Museum Campus
phone 312-922-9410

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Oceanarium

Ongoing

Northeast Pacific flora and fauna.

Shedd Aquarium (map)
1200 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Museum Campus
phone 312-939-2438
Soldier Field (map)
1410 S. Museum Campus Dr.
Museum Campus
phone 312-235-7000

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Ongoing exhibits

Ongoing

Displays about the Amazon basin, Caribbean reefs, waters of the world, and the wild reef of the Indo-Pacific.

Shedd Aquarium (map)
1200 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Museum Campus
phone 312-939-2438

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Opening the Vaults: Wonders of the 1893 World's Fair

10/25-9/7

A display of rare artifacts from when Chicago hosted the World's Fair in 1893.

Field Museum (map)
1400 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Museum Campus
phone 312-922-9410
Opening the Vaults: Wonders of the 1893 World's Fair

Planet Explorers

Ongoing.

Interactive and all-ages exhibit on space flight, including simulated rides and extra-terrestrial exploration.

Adler Planetarium (map)
1300 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Museum Campus
phone 312-922-7827

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Restoring Earth

Ongoing:

exhibit explaining Field Museum conservation efforts in Peruvian rain forests, island ecosystems, and some habitats in Chicago.

Field Museum (map)
1400 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Museum Campus
phone 312-922-9410

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