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The Biopolymers Symposium 2013 will take place at Chicago's world-renowned Field Museum and delegates will have ample time to explore the treasures inside. The Field Museum is home to over 26 million artifacts, including SUE, the world's largest, most complete T. rex. Discover Inside Ancient Egypt, where 23 mummies reside in a re-created tomb. Be awed in the Native American Hall or dazzled in the Halls of Gems and Jades. Journey to the glittering Aztec empire in the Ancient Americas Hall. Explore the renovated Dinosaur Hall -- Evolving Planet --where giant sloths, woolly mammoths and dinosaurs roam!
The Field Museum is located at 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, in the heart of Chicago's Museum Campus.
The West Entrance is located west of the Museum, right off of McFetridge Drive and approximately 1/2 block east of Lake Shore Drive. If you are driving on Lake Shore Drive, exit at 18th Street, take Museum Campus Drive, park in the North Garage at Soldier Field. Upon exiting the parking lot turn left on McFetridge Drive. The West Entrance is on the west side of the Museum on McFetridge Drive just before the stoplight at the end of the street. Enter the lobby just off of this lot.
Sue at The Field Museum is made possible by McDonald's Corporation. A major sponsor of Sue is Walt Disney World Resort. Additional support has been provided by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources/Illinois State Museum. The Elizabeth Morse Charitable Trust is the generous sponsor of this exhibition.
Where to stay
A special room rate of $179 plus tax has been secured exclusively for 2013 Symposium delegates at nearby The Congress Plaza Hotel, a 'piece of living history.' The Congress Plaza is located at 520 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60605. To book your stay at this rate, you must reserve no later than May 19th, 2013; any room cancellations must also be done by the 19th or you may be charged for the first night. To make your reservations, call 312-427-3800 or click here to book online.
The Congress Plaza Hotel features modern amenities combined with uncommonly spacious layouts. Though times may have changed since the Congress was originally built, the property has retained its character by blending the old with the new.
High ceilings, larger bathrooms, unique room configurations and more expansive views breathe personality into a hospitality landscape populated by cookie-cutter hotel chains. The property features 36 downtown Chicago hotel suites, 15 of which offer a fabulous view of Lake Michigan and a residential ambiance full of warmth and comfort.
In addition to in-room amenities including hair dryers, coffee makers and cable television with premium channels, the property itself features a 24-hour exercise facility, game room, room service, valet parking and dry cleaning as well as a gift shop and barber shop.