tour of the Field Museum's Botany Department Herbarium,
Economic Botany Collections, and Hall of Plants.
The tour begins with a visit to the Department
of Botany which manages 5th largest herbarium in
Western Hemisphere, estimated to include 2.7 million
specimens of flowering plants, gymnosperms, ferns,
bryophytes, fungi (including lichenized ascomycetes),
The Herbarium was established in 1894 based on
acquisitions from the World's Columbian Exposition
of 1893. Over
100 years of botanical expeditions have established
the Field Museum's herbarium as one of the world's
preeminent depositories of neotropical plants.
In early 2006, the Botany Department completed a
renovation which included the development of 14,000
sq ft of compactorized space containing new insect-and-moisture-proof
cabinets that run electrically on rails. The herbarium
provides collections (as loans) to researchers
throughout the World's universities and botanical
In addition the tour will include the Museum's
Economic Botany collections and the Hall of Plant
hundreds of plant models, equally spectacular as
Harvard's glass flowers. After the tour, participants
will be free to view other attractions in the Museum,
such as the new Evolving Planet exhibit which covers
evolution on the planet Earth. The tour will take
1.5 to 2 hours depending upon number of people.
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