This post is a synthesis of both today and yesterday as we didn’t come to the museum at all yesterday. This is because we took a trip to the Chicago Botanic Gardens for the entirety of the day. The trip in general turned out to be really informative, and I learned that, much like the field museum, the gardens do actual scientific research that often goes unnoticed because it isn’t actively on display. It was an eye opener learning that these botanic gardens all across the country are not just attracting people with nice looking foliage, but are actually contributing to conservation efforts. We also discovered this new card game where you have to be the first to finish the story, and it is the first game I am not total garbage at, so that’s pretty cool.