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Tumblr of the Day: Field Museum Photo Archives

You have to go to the Field Museum of Natural History when you’re in Chicago; it’s one of America’s greatest collections of old bones, stuffed animals and other discoveries about our world. But when you’re not in Chicago, consider following this Tumblr.

The blog is full of odd and varied behind-the-scenes photos of the museum and its denizens (human and animal, alive and dead). The best thing: It doesn’t take itself too seriously. What could have been a fusty academic collection instead features memes like “Mammal Monday” and “Taxidermy Tuesday.” With a focus on the offbeat and the adorable, it gives us a sense of how fun a museum can be.