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The Field Museum

1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2496 (Lincoln Park)
312 922 9410
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As featured in 3 days in Chicago
Ranked #32 of 366 Attractions in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Natural History Museums, Museums, Science Museums, Observatories/ Planetariums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: One of America's premier natural history museums, the Field's "Live over Time" exhibit now houses "Sue," the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus... more » Owner description: One of America's premier natural history museums, the Field's "Live over Time" exhibit now houses "Sue," the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered. « less
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

The price was perfect. Parking was expensive...22 for parking and 18 for general admission to museum. This is a place to visit and plan for either all day experience or many hours. Our time limited us to one area of museum but it's a very warm, family friendly museum.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Paid $31 for all access. Extremely courteous attendants, staff and visitors. Enjoyed the Sue 3D adventure show...could have been longer. Ate at the Explorer Cafe...$6.50 for a veggie pizza and $3 for bottomless soda. Need the caffeine after all of the 41 million items they display. Definitely bring the kids and enjoy a great look into the past.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We're museum people, so I was looking forward to visiting, but I should have taken my friends' advice and gone to the Museum of Science and Industry instead. There's a lot of stuff, but that's the best way to describe it. The museum seems to have gone for quantity over quality. And, there are a lot of long paragraphs to... More

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Hastings, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I was so excited to see this place it is HUGE! For most of the exhibits, we walked through them - skipped some sections of the animals, just too much. But the Egypt exhibit was very interesting with the mummies. Also was SUPER excited (didn't know it until we got there) to see the 1893 World's Fair exhibit as I... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Drove 2 hrs from Milwaukee, WI. Got there 40 mins before opening walked the grounds were impressed and excited for the day. Waited 10 mins for the cashiers to come to their work stations, fight over chairs, turn their computers on, fix their papers,check their text messages, and load their cash drawers. The crowd waiting in line was starting to... More

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Gran Rapids, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

This museum is amazing....and HUGE! I will caution that if travelling with small children, do not expect to see everything. We have a membership to our local museum which offers our entire free general admission to the Field Museum. This allowed us to see all the permanent exhibits which was plenty with a 3 year old in tow. We decided... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Great museum with a lot of different exhibits. Definitely get the City Pass as it allowed us to skip the line. You'd probably need a good 4+ hours to enjoy most of the museum but you can definitely see the highlights in 2-3 hours. Our ticket came with a free dinosaur movie that wasn't bad.

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Searcy, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I was easily lured into this museum because I typically enjoy similar places, but the massive collection of birds and animals along with the feature T-Rex, Sue, made this stop in my trip special. Sue is prominently displayed in the gallery just inside the museum and is the largest and most complete set of T-Rex bones found. Put this on... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

What a disappointment! "Opening the vaults" we were told. I was very excited to see this exhibit. I had read the wonderful book, "Devil in the White City" which was set during the time of the Worlds Fair in Chicago. I had great expectations for the Field Museum. I have volunteered in a very small museum in a very small... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We spend 4 hours here on a weekend trip and didn't even touch a small portion of this Museum. We visited the World's Fair special exhibit which was really interesting and very well put together. The workers around the show were so helpful and knowledgeable as well. The dinosaur exhibit has always been one of my favorites and features dozens... More

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