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The Field Museum

Address: 1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2496
Phone Number: 312 922 9410
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Ranked #22 of 946 things to do in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural history museums, Science museums, Observatories & planetariums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Owner description: One of America's premier natural history museums, the Field's "Live...
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Type: Natural history museums, Science museums, Observatories & planetariums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Northern WIsconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The people are more spread out in this museum than some others, and the curators don't treat you like an idiot who has been raised on TV and needs constant images flashing in front of you and special effects to hold your attention. Can explore at my own pace!!! They try to go immersive with the Egypt exhibit by leading... More 

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Oswego, Illinois
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8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The Chicago museum campus is beautiful, especially in summer (unfortunately we went on a cold February day). The Field museum is the heart of the campus and is a fantastic place to visit. We went on free IL resident day, so basic entry was free, but paid $22 parking and $11 per person for the Voudu exhibit. Without free entry... More 

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Miami, Florida
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14 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Make sure you set aside plenty of time for this place. There is so much to see you need a whole day to spend here. This is a huge museum so make sure you have comfortable shoes

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17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We are IL residents and visited today with the free offer. It was very busy, as would be expected on a day with such an offer. The kids (ages 5&6) liked Sue but were more interested in the other exhibits, especially Egypt and Evolution. We enjoyed ourselves -- especially given the bargain.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit during the winter months. .nice and warm inside. .received free tickets to see everything after entering ..lots to see..was hassled after leaving from a drunk homeless! Had a blast! !!!

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Absolutely wonderful!! Love this awesome museum, the collections are amazing, just take your time to admire each hall (so plan ahead), if you love dinosaurs, go check the evolution hall!

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Fleming Island, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

This is another great place, ideal when traveling with kids or to renew the kid in you. Great in snow or rain to keep kids entertained, promise this is a great choice!

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Belle Plaine, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

On the advise of a co-worker, I was told a half-day at the Field Museum would be good, it wasn't. There is so much to see in the exhibits there. There are a lot of different exhibits throughout, and each has a lot to them, I would say, get there early, and you will probably be there all day if... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Whenever I am in Chicago, my children and I go to the Field Museum. There are many wonderful interactive exhibits such as Underground Adventure, cultural displays from diverse places such as Tibet, Africa and the Pacific, and the museums display of taxonomied animals. When we were this time, we went to an exhibit of Haitian Voodou items. I always feel... More 

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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Had a brief stop over in Chicago so wanted to do something. Headed to Field Museum to get out of the cold. It was really impressive! Very interesting displays and far too much to see in the time available. I'd definitely go back and recommend it to others. Food reasonable price and quality but that wasn't the purpose of my... More 

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