Celebrating 20 Years!

Celebrating 20 Years!


The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Bradley University (OLLI) is a group of more than 1,000 individuals, age 50 and over, who learn together through three distinct programs: OLLI Classes, OLLI Learning Trips, and OLLI Study Groups.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Chicago's Field Museum- Monday, May 5,2014

Today OLLI members boarded a charter coach and headed to Chicago. Frequent OLLI instructor Randy Saxon accompanied us and shared his unique insights about the Field Museum exhibits along the way.

OLLI members had a behind the scenes tour in the non-public collections area with the Field’s very own Jim "The Bug Guy" leading the way. They had up close encounters with real live bugs, including a chance to hold a live tarantula! The visit also included a private tour with a docent through some of the permanent collections to learn about the Museum's history and highlights. From SUE the famous T.rex fossil to mummies of ancient Egypt, the docent shared her favorite secrets about the museum artifacts.

After lunch the group had access the special exhibit Opening the Vaults: Wonders of the 1893 World's Fair. Here members glimpsed the hidden collections and treasures from the event of century, the Columbian Exposition, which was also the debut of the Field Museum.

It was a wonderful learning filled day, and OLLI would like to thank Randy Saxon for joining us on our adventure to The Field Museum.

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