The ongoing successes of the Jurassic Park and Jurassic World movies are just a couple indicators of how fascinated people are with dinosaurs.
Those people will absolutely love "Jurassic Oceans: Monsters of the Deep," a new exhibit at the Field Museum, 1400 S. DuSable Lake Shore Dr., that takes visitors on an underwater journey to encounter some of the fascinating, fierce, and strange creatures that dominated Earth's Jurassic seas while dinosaurs ruled the land.
The show features more than 100 fossils and models ranging from giant marine reptiles that looked like real-life versions of the Loch Ness Monster to small, strange starfish cousins called sea lilies. Visitors will come face-to-face with marine predators and other friendly marine life of the Jurassic seas through real fossils and CGI projections. (Also, people will undoubtedly pose by the enormous Megalodon jaws at the exhibit's entrance.)
"Jurassic Oceans: Monsters of the Deep" will be presented with bilingual text in English and Spanish, and will run until Sept. 5.
Another intriguing exhibit at the Field is "Wild Color," which looks at how pigments function in nature.
The hues of plants and animals can warn predators, attract mates or indicate their preferred diet while the brilliance and sparkle of color in gems and minerals can give clues to how they were formed.
Wild Color has a variety of photo-worthy moments and experiences for museumgoers of all ages. Throughout the 7,000-square-foot exhibition, visitors will discover brilliant gems and iridescent minerals, explore the startling hues of animals that glow under ultraviolet light and learn about a "super-black" bird of paradise. The show will include vibrant visuals, large-scale media projections and soundscapes to create multisensory atmospheres as well as examples of nature's colors, like shimmering, radiant hummingbirds.
See www.fieldmuseum.org/ .