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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 #30 of 362 attractions in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Western Springs, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

The Field is a wonderful museum that every native and visitor should see. We went for the special exhibit on the Chicago Worlds Fair and it was ok - not our favorite of that type of historical exhibit as it was just focused on the natural history items displayed at the Worlds Fair (not lots of general artifacts from the... More

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Treynor, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

It was tons of fun and even though it was on a weekend and busy there is enough to do that it doesn't feel really crowded. Loved the exhibits

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I always love visiting the Field Museum when I am in Chicago. Definitely great for all ages and everytime I have gone there is something new to see. Definitely my favorite part of Chicago.

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Wayne, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This place was amazing! The kids loved it! Underground adventure was so cool! What a great experience!

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Chicago, take on the UK Natural History Museum and it didn't disappoint! I recommend taking a highlights tour and if there is a guy named Mr Anderson stick with him! He made the 1hour and 30 minutes tour very interactive and fun and I knew what I wanted to go back to see later. The special exhibitions aren't brill but... More

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Fairfield, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

We spent a good chunk of our entertainment budget on the tickets to get in here. I am used to our hometown museums in Cincinnati when it comes to pricing. If you want to see the movie or the special exhibit, you add it. Aside from the special traveling exhibit, everything else is included. We paid for the all access... More

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Brandon, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

To stand in one spot and be within 10 feet of greater than a dozen mummies, to walk through an authentic pyramid, and to see specimens of human culture and animals in well prepared settings. Two days were not enough.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

We took both of our boys (3.5 & 1.5) here. It was way over their head. Maybe in a few years they can get something out of it. My 3 year old did enjoy the dinosaur exhibit. We also really welcomed the family play lab, it gave us a place to run some of the energy out of the boys... More

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Guelph
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

Sue is a dinosaur skeleton in the main lobby of the museum. Lots to see and do for all ages. The Gem room is not to be missed. Incredible architecture. Beautiful grounds.

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

Really cool for kids and interesting for adults. Not to be missed if you have a spare day in the Windy city.

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