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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 young children, Activities for older children
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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
27 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Definitely not to be missed. The place where the movie "Night at the museum" was shot, and it most certainly does not disappoint. Save a few hours to go there and properly enjoy all the exhibitions. The museum itself is amazing, with awesome things to see, but also the staff is really nice. Take a photo with Sue and all... More

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STREATOR
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Our party of 4 had a wonderful time. Spent most of the day there and only cracked the surface. We spent most of our time looking at the fossils, while our friends checked out some other areas. Made it fun to compare notes later. The Field Bistro food was actually pretty good. The French fries were quite tasty. Service was... More

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Little Chute, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is the second time we've visited. Love this museum. They have the best dinosaur display I've seen, including Sue the T-rex. My kids all loved it. We spent the entire day walking around looking at everything and I don't think we got through it all. I would definitely suggest the city pass for discounted rate if you are doing... More

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Suttons Bay, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Go Here! It was awesome and huge. We needed more time here to see everything. Plan at least 2 days if you want to see it all.

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Hernando, Mississippi
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36 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Of course, you have to see Sue the T-Rex (and her skull upstairs), but there is SO much more to see. Allow yourself AT LEAST 4 hours to see the major exhibits and highlights, but you could very easily spend much more time in the museum. Go when it opens to avoid some of the crowds, and use a City... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Went here for my daughter because she loves dinosaurs. The exhibits were excellent. So much to see and experience. A wildlife/nerds dream. Must take an entire day or you'll miss out. Buy a CityPass, its worth it.

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Ankeny, Iowa
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We only went here as this was the last place on our City Pass. The T-Rex was great to see along with the movie about T-Rex - make sure and choose that 4D movie. We went through the other exhibits that were on the City Pass - worlds fair exhibit and Machine Inside and Underground. Would rate this with the... More

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Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We had a city pass and walked to this museum and the aquarium. I made the mistake of thinking I could combine trips by doing this after the aquarium. This is actually a full day of activities and things to see. It reminded me a lot of The Smithsonian in D.C. it is really big, has multiple levels, includes dino... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

The Field Museum was fun, we spent all day going into every exhibit. The map was a little confusing to the layout which caused us to double back many times but we had a great time. Worth the visit.

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Martinez, California
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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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