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The Field Museum

  • The Field Museum was founded in 1893 as part of the World's Columbian Exposition
  • The museum's collections contain over 40 million specimens
  • The museum is home to the largest and most complete T-Rex skeleton ever discovered, named Sue
  • The museum's collections include some of the oldest and most complete dinosaur fossils in the world
  • The Field Museum's research and collections have contributed to many important scientific discoveries
  • The museum also houses one of the world's largest collections of cultural artifacts
  • The Field Museum has a strong commitment to environmental conservation and sustainability


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  • Chicago is the third-largest city in the United States, with a population of over 2.7 million people.
  • The city was founded in 1833 and grew rapidly during the 19th and early 20th centuries, thanks to its location on Lake Michigan and its position as a major transportation hub.
  • Chicago is known as the birthplace of the modern skyscraper, with the Home Insurance Building (built in 1885) widely considered the first skyscraper in the world.
  • The city is home to many world-class museums, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Field Museum, and the Museum of Science and Industry.
  • Chicago is also famous for its architecture, with notable buildings including the Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower), the John Hancock Center, and the Aqua Tower.
  • The city is known for its deep-dish pizza, hot dogs (served Chicago-style with mustard, relish, onions, tomatoes, pickles, and peppers), and Italian beef sandwiches.
  • Chicago is home to many professional sports teams, including the Cubs and White Sox (baseball), the Bears (football), the Bulls (basketball), and the Blackhawks (hockey).
  • The city is also known for its music scene, particularly in the genres of blues and jazz, with notable venues including the Chicago Theatre and the Green Mill Jazz Club.


We want to make sure that you have a smooth and stress-free experience getting to the museum.

If you're flying into O'Hare International Airport, you can take the Blue Line train towards Forest Park and transfer to the Red Line at Jackson. Take the Red Line train towards 95th/Dan Ryan and get off at Roosevelt. From there, it's a short walk to the museum. If you're flying into Midway International Airport, take the Orange Line train towards the Loop and get off at Roosevelt. From there, it's a short walk to the museum.

Taxis and ride shares are also available at both airports. Simply follow the signs to the taxi or ride share pick-up areas outside of baggage claim. A taxi or ride share will take you directly to the museum.

If you're driving to the museum, there is parking available in the Soldier Field North Garage, which is located adjacent to the museum. Additional parking options can be found on the Field Museum's website.

We hope that you have a fantastic time at the ISE conference at the Field Museum. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to the conference organizers or museum staff for assistance.

On Sunday, September 10th, for the Welcome Reception, please enter the museum through the South Entrance. On every other conference day, please enter the museum through the West Entrance.