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The Field Museum

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South Loop
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Address: 1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2496
Phone Number: 312 922 9410
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

One of America's premier natural history museums, the Field's "Live...

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We purchased an annual pass for our son and his family. Six additional family members met at the museum on a below freezing, Chicago day. We had a wonderful experience. There was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We purchased an annual pass for our son and his family. Six additional family members met at the museum on a below freezing, Chicago day. We had a wonderful experience. There was enough to entertain our pre school tots and the adults. The parking was less than desirable, however it was close. We parked in the parking lot which was... More 

Thank Geri C
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The exhibits here throw you right into the topic at hand. The dinosaur and Africa exhibits were my favorites, because they had so much information in each one. The dinosaur fossils are incredible and it definitely puts our size into perspective when you stand next to them!

Thank jkille_364740
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

When friends come to visit me in Chicago I always try to take them to the Field Museum. It has fantastic exhibits and has excellent curators. There's a bit of something for everyone here and you will never run out of things to see.

Thank Tiki L
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Walked right in with the City Pass (so worth it!). The museum is huge, but easy to figure out the paper map. Loved the T. Rex dinosaur right there in the main lobby. It really sets the tone of the visit. So much to see, just pick what excites you and make sure to come back and visit again later... More 

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Grand Island, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Unfortunately for me, I didn't leave myself enough time to visit this attraction. We tried to cram everything in the museum in only a couple hours. Take my advice and plan to be here the entire day as there is so much to do and see. My favorite exhibit would have to be the dinosaurs. These are so fascinating and... More 

Thank kwnike13
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love the Field Museum, there is always so much to see. I love the fact that you go into 1 exhibit and it leads into several others and by the time you are done have are at the other end of the museum.

Thank RozKingsdaughter
Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place has more things to see and experience than one can really do in a single visit. I have been numerous times, and learn something new with the ever changing exhibits.

Thank decker78
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It has very nice exhibitions, it is very complete and well put together. I recommend specially if you are travelling with kids.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The streets of Chicago is the fun. The dinosaurs are well displayed. The whole facilities are nice, the architecture very gothic and Grecian. Lake Michigan is very close by.

Thank Russ w
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Field Museum, is one of our favorites for sure. We took advantage of the free February admission for Illinois residents, to pay the extra for the Greek exhibit, which was really very interesting. Check it out if you can

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Staying in South Loop

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This downtown neighborhood offers a variety of activities ranging from cultural to sporting. If you happen to visit during football season, you may bump into a boisterous few fans on their way to a Bears game on the southernmost tip of South Loop. On the flip side, Museum Campus offers cultural and educational experiences in its planetarium, museum and aquarium, all situated along the lakefront. Grant Park is one of Chicago’s premier locations for green space and recreation with views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. Take a stroll down memory lane in the historic Prairie District where you can enjoy views of old historic homes. Restaurants, theaters, and clubs are spread throughout the neighborhood along with a collection of burger joints along Michigan Avenue just across from the park.