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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 #31 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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St. Augustine
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Lucy the T Rex is the greatest archaeological find in the world - ever. Super Cool 3-D movie to boot. Vintage exhibits dating back 100 years are extraordinary...new stuff worked in well. Make your own wax dinosaur for $3 is awesome!

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Kansas
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

My family went to the Field Museum this past week. We'd been to Chicago before, but our girls were too young then to fully appreciate the museum experience. This time we thought we'd hit the museums and first on our list was Field. This building is beautiful, some of the exhibits are top-notch, other exhibits (such as the World's Fair... More

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Geneva, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Until Sept.7, 2014, this exhibit is worth making the trip to see. For those who read The Devil In The White City, it adds much to the book. Amazing what has been preserved from 121 years ago.

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Loveland, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

The special displays such as the 1893 World's Fair has a lot of interesting artifacts on display along with photos and some honest assessments of how badly some of the foreigners who manned their displays were treated. Inside Ancient Egypt is set up on two floors so you decent into a tomb. Evolving Plant takes you though Earth's timeline and... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

I grew up in chicago but the field museum seems to get better as it gets older. A wide variety of temporary and permanent exhibits as well as supporting services make this well worth a visit

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Quite simply a fabulous building purpose built to house brilliant and interesting exhibits. Head to toe grandeur and atmosphere in this "Night in a Museum" style space. If you can't find an exhibit that interests you then you need to get out more. Well presented and educational. A lot to take in. Loads to see. It is just a matter... More

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Toronto, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

Interested in Antropology ? Botany ? Zoology ? Cosmology ? Geology ? Oceanography ? Palaeontology ? Civilisations ? Anything at all ? Want a jaw dropping experience ? Head here. You will not be disappointed. Or else your money back ! LOL. Seriously - Even if one is firmly divorced from reality and has never even once watched any newscast,... More

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Iowa
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is great museum to take kids too. They have a lot of great exhibits for kids and adults. When your done touring the museum Buckingham fountain is an easy walk.

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Houston, Texas
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82 reviews 82 reviews
29 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

It was great to go to an attraction that charged an all-inclusive admission price. The under the soil exhibit was fascinating, especially for our five year old. We liked the realistic forest animal and bird exhibits. And of course huge field museum has the most complete tyrannosaurus rex skeleton in the world. We bought an Explorer Card through Costco which... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We bought tickets in advance for this on a go select pass. Went early afternoon and there was no queue to get in. There were a lot of exhibits, my husband really enjoyed the whole place but my 6 year old was pretty bored, I think if he was a bit younger he would have enjoyed the play lab and... More

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