Museum Access

The Field Museum / Tyrannosaurus Rex, 'Sue'

Join host Leslie Mueller at Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History as she meets Sue, the most intact Tyrannosaurus Rex ever discovered. Head of Geological Collections, Bill Simpson, takes us on a private tour of one of the fossil preparation labs to learn about the elaborate 12 year process of reconstructing Sue for exhibition. We also get a look at how this priceless piece of natural history is carefully cleaned twice a year.
  • program length: 30 minutes
  • episode #102

Saturday, April 14 at 1:00 pm on 12.2

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Host Leslie Mueller explores Chicago's premier destination, the Museum of Science and Industry. Take a 'Behind the Scenes', on board tour of the World Famous U-505 submarine...the centerpiece of an unforgettable exhibit. Experience life aboard this German Sub first hand, as it looked days before it's capture by Americans off the coast of Africa during World War II. We will also get to see some rarely seen artifacts from the sub's crew as well as from those who captured this piece of American Naval history.