Marvel at Nature's Bioluminescence in the Chicago Field Museum

Explore the wonderful world of bioluminescence at the Field Museum. View on Map

Date

From 07 March 2013 To 05 January 2014

Address

Chicago Field Museum, 1400 South Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60605

Bioluminescence is the ability of living things to produce and emit light via a chemical reaction and it has fascinated humans throughout history.

Most people will have seen fireflies, but a variety of other creatures use bioluminescence - and now guests at Chicago hotels will be able to explore the phenomenon thanks to a special exhibition at the city's Field Museum.

Creatures of Light: Nature's Bioluminescence will be showing between now and January 5th 2014 and it promises to be fascinating for visitors of all ages.

See how fireflies use their light to attract a mate, squid and millipedes glow as a warning and deep-sea angler fish lure unsuspecting prey with light where there is otherwise only darkness.

There will also be the chance to explore how scientists are using nature's bioluminescence to benefit humans in various different applications.

Residents of the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel Chicago will be able to get to the Field Museum very easily in a taxi to view the exhibition, as it is just over ten minutes away by road.
 

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