The Field Museum: A Geek's Paradise! I am a geek and I can tell you straight off, there is no better way to spend a day in Chicago than at the Field Museum. There is something for everyone here: dinosaur fossils, ancient civilizations, an extensive [and regretfully macabre] collection of stuffed animal specimens - including the lions that inspired the film 'The Ghost and the Darkness'. You could spend hours getting lost among the artifacts and fossils; the Egyptian exhibit alone, which includes a replica Egyptian tomb AND ship, could be a full day adventure. Each time you go, there is something new to browse, and always some traveling exhibit - ranging from artifacts from the famous King Tut to items from China's Forbidden City. The Field Mueseum is a gateway to another time, another place... high recommended!