Archive for the 'Museums' Category

Field Museum of Natural History

Filed under: Illinois, Museums

The Field Museum of Natural History is located in Chicago, Illinois.  It is named after Marshall Field who was a major donor that provided a large portion of the funds required to start the museum in the early 1900′s.  It was originally known as the Columbian Museum of Chicago.

The museum is home to Sue, the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton known to exist.

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Museum of Flight

Filed under: Museums, Washington

The Museum of Flight is located in Seattle, Washington at Boeing Field.  The museum exists to acquire, preserve and exhibit historically significant air and space artifacts.  There are more than 150 aircraft and spacecraft on display as well as the “Red Barn”, Boeing’s first manufacturing facility.

Some of the aircraft on display include:

  • First prototype Boeing 747 Airliner
  • First presidential jet
  • British Airways Concorde number 214
  • a Caproni CA 20, the first fighter plane
  • LearAvia Lear Fan prototype
  • Albatross human-powered aircraft
  • one of five Aerocards

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Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Filed under: Massachussetts, Museums

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame i slocated in Springfield, Massachussets.  The building features a large, silver, spherical structure and a tall tower with an orange basketball-looking globe on the top.  The Hall of Fame honors both American and International professional and amateur basketball stars who have made a significant contribution to the game of basketball.

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American Museum of Natural History

Filed under: Museums, New York

The American Museum of Natural History is located at Central Park West at 79th Street in Manahattan, New York.  For over 125 years, the museum has been one of the world’s preeminent science and research institutions, renowned for its collections and exhibitions that illustrate millions of years of the earth’s evolution, from the birth of the planet throught the present day.

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Guggenheim Museum

Filed under: Museums, New York

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is located on the upper east side in Manhattan, NY on 5th Avenue and 89th street.  It opened in 1937 and moved to its current location in 1959.  The building was designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. 

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