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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 #33 of 367 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 older children, Activities for young children
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Martinez, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Compared to others in London, San Francisco and DC, this had quite an extensive exhibit. I was impressed with the amount of artifacts that were in the Ancient Egypt exhibit. I was sorry we had limited time as we didn't get to finish all the halls, but those we did, didn't disappoint. Note, when leaving, don't follow the exit arrows,... More

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Zionsville, Indiana
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60 reviews 60 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This is a MUST DO if you are coming to Chicago. There are so many different exhibits to experience and so much to see. We really loved this museum. You walk in and you are greeted by Sue the T-rex W-O-W!! Sue Talk and Waking the T-rex - 3-D are a must!! My son who has had a love for... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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115 reviews 115 reviews
85 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

So vast and expansive- you could spend a whole day! Lots to see and do for any age group. My favorite exhibits were the evolution exhibit and the Egypt exhibit. Little known fact, they don't advertise in the museum, but you can buy just a general pass for $15, which is cheaper than the "all inclusive." You still get to... More

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Tampa, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is a great place to spend a day for all ages.. I was impressed with how clean and organized the museum was.. The main attraction is SUE the dinosaur, which is very cool to not only look at but to also learn about. The exhibits are changing as with most museums, but the ones we saw were very neat.... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
12 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited today and spent about 6 hours wandering the exhibits - so much to see that you could probably visit everyday for a week and still have lots more to see. Great dinosaur exhibits, however the lower key displays such as the gemstones were equally interesting. From a practical point of view the facilities, toilets, cafe areas were immaculate. I... More

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Southern California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is a fantastic museum for kids. The Egyptian section is just fantastic and got my 9 year old daughter so interested in Egypt. The dinosaur section is great as well and T-Rex Sue was truly wonderful to behold.

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minnesota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Their are so many things to do in Chicago. If you want to look at dead stuff animals in a glass enclosure this is the place for you. I guess we should've figured it out when we got in so easy with no line. We payed extra for the World's Fair exhibit which was small and not much different from... More

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Actually Sue is not the sort of stunner you would like to meet face to face for a romantic meal as Sue is a huge dinosaur. . Sue is not alone as there are many dinosaurs and the like to satisfy the tastes of all who are fans of Jurassic Park and of these fascinating creatures. Beside these exhibits are... More

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Toronto, Canada
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122 reviews 122 reviews
30 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

I was pleased I saw it and Chicago should be grateful to the Mr. Field to finance it. There is. So much anti corporate feeling these days. Finding washrooms in the building I found to be a challenge as they are poorly signed. Also the food area in the basement is limited and is almost all chips, chocolate bars and... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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74 reviews 74 reviews
46 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Having lived in the suburbs of Chicago all my life, I have been to the Field Museum more times over the years then I could ever count. But I haven't been back since my daughter was much younger, and she is 47 now. So, being retired has given us the extra time and opportunity to revisit the places we have... More

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