As with any nonpermanent exhibition, catch it while you can: The Backroom will be open Friday and Saturday nights only and will close a month after it begins, on March 25. The space can comfortably hold 150 people.Field Museum scientists will be present to chat and lead discussions and activities. Oh yeah, and they promise karaoke and trivia at some point. Should be fun!
Guests can view everything from glowing rocks to dinosaur fossils to pinned butterflies, while sipping cocktails created by Paul McGee, who runs Milk Room, Game Room and Cherry Circle Room in the CAA (as well as Lost Lake in Logan Square). McGee's Negroni (gin, vermouth, Gran Classico Bitter) and Amaro Mule (Luxardo Amaro Abano, Luxardo Bitter, Fever Tree ginger beer) feature botanical ingredients such as juniper, roots, flowers and bark, all hearkening to the Backroom's specimen-focused theme. Beer and wine will also be available.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Dem Bones, Dem Bones, Dem Dinosaur Bones
For the first time, the Field Museum is releasing specimens for public viewing off site. In a unique collaboration, a pop-up bar/museum exhibit will be opening inside the Chicago Athletic Association: