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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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Ranked #33 of 373 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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Williamsburg, Virginia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

And we were not disappointed, The Changing Earth exhibit is fascinating and worth a visit. Highly recommended for all ages.

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Tucson
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28 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We always plan a trip to the Field Museum in Chicago when we visit family in Indiana. There are new exhibits every time we go, although it would take many, many days to fully see the permanent exhibits. This time we really enjoyed "The Machine Within" exhibit. The Museum is relatively easy to get to despite being in an enormous... More

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Calgary, Canada
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103 reviews 103 reviews
27 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Chicago has so many great museums. This was a traditional museum. There was a 3-D show that was offered to liven things up but this is the same type of museum experience that you can have in most major cities.

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St.Paul, Minnesota
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429 reviews 429 reviews
138 attraction reviews
218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We went to visit this incredible museum on a Sunday morning when the Bears were playing across the street. The museum was mostly empty & people who live in Illinois got in free. (Not sure if this happens any time the Bears play), Also, we used a Chicago "pick 4" pass so we got in immediately and for far less... More

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Shanghai, China
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

The museum is huge and have very decent collections there. The organization and introduction is very well designed and is good enough for both children and adults. The T-Rex fossile "Sue" is the highlight of the museum. Very rare at other museums to see a fossile which is 90% complete of its own. Also you got various exhibits from animal... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

This is a very large museum with a lot to see. It will take a few hours or more to see so make sure to plan accordingly. The best part of this museum is the T-rex skeleton. The best tip I can give someone considering going is to purchase tickets ahead of time and pick them up at will call.... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Very impressive, a lot of interesting things. Just so cool. Foods are pretty healthy too. Plan a whole day to be there

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

The animal exhibit is awesome! Pretty much any species you can think of they have! It was better than a zoo. Sure everything is dead but at least you can see them! They're not hiding or taking a nap. Pretty good dinosaur exhibit too. This was so much better than the overrated Shedd Aquarium in my opinion.

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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54 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Come prepared to walk. This is a large facility and some of the exhibits are set up like educational mazes. It will take a full day to assimilate correctly....otherwise your body and mind will suffer from overload. The 3D was worth the extra cost. The other special exhibits were not.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

The staff were friendly and very knowledgeable- we enjoyed everything about the dinosaur exhibit- there were so many things to see you will not be bored

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