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The Romance of Ants

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Leafcutter ant, Atta texana (Texas), 2010 © Courtesy of the artist and The Field Museum
The Romance of Ants

1400 S. Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL
July 30th, 2010 - January 1st, 2012

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.fieldmuseum.org/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Michigan Ave/Downtown
PHONE:  
312.922.9410
OPEN HOURS:  
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Last admission at 4 p.m. Open every day except Christmas.
TAGS:  
photography

DESCRIPTION

Did you know that ants are able to lift 20 times their own body weight? And did you know that ants can make nests as deep as 25-feet in the soil?

Find your inner scientist as you explore the exhibition, The Romance of Ants, and discover things you never thought you’d be interested in. Get a rare look at the life of Field Museum scientist Dr. Corrie Moreau, and learn how her childhood love for insects spurred a career dedicated to researching ants.

Through breathtaking photographs, a colony of live ants, and comic book style illustrations of her story, journey with Dr. Moreau and discover fascinating facts about ants and their multiple roles within the ecosystem, Straight from The Field.

Also check out the Romance of Ants blog!