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The Field Museum

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Address: 1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2496
Phone Number: 312 922 9410
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: One of America's premier natural history museums, the Field's "Live over...
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.
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One can go crazy knowing about the insects or the real Egyptian mummies , their story as well as 3D movie is too good. The whole story about Africa, and everything one can know... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

One can go crazy knowing about the insects or the real Egyptian mummies , their story as well as 3D movie is too good. The whole story about Africa, and everything one can know about its different countries, their culture, their kings, people etc... Wow it's so amazing. Dinosaur and more.... A nice place to spend a day or half... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Very good, we really enjoyed the Viking exhibition. The other exhibitions seemed to be geared more to kids so just do your research before you go and only pay for what you know you want to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This museum has so many interesting things to see, including of course, Dinosaur Sue. I really enjoyed the Viking exhibit and some of the other special exhibits looked interesting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This place is huge and has a lot of exhibits. Some of the collections are not as expansive. But the dinosaurs is where they thrive and are really cool to check out. The ticket price is a little high. It is a cool museum to check if you are into history and natural science.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Warning: buy those special exhibit tickets in advance! When we arrived, each one was sold out! We really enjoyed the "Evolving Planet" permanent exhibit, which is huge. Their dinosaur collection is very impressive. Overall, the Field Museum is more modern than the American Museum of Natural History in NYC and the Smithsonian Natural History Museum in DC. We would go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I spent a few hours here. It's a great museum for all ages. We got to watch the movie on the Galápagos Islands and it was great. I cannot wait to come back with my daughter.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The Field Museum is a must-see for adults and children alike. Their special exhibits are always fresh and educational. I hadn't been there in 20 years, and it's great to see so many new exhibits. My wife and I were there for close to 3 hours and only saw a fraction of what could be seen. Check for the pass... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

a truly wonderful experience. my wife and i went, my second time, but it was just as cool as i remember. the T-rex "Sue" is a big hit. all the history and cool facts keep you busy for hours. the planet earth exhibit was really cool and the gems and stones exhibit was one of my favs. but, for me,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We were here with our 8 and 16 year olds. We spent 5 hours here, and had trouble getting the kids to leave. Great trick: we brought the card for our family membership to our local science museum and got a big discount on the all inclusive tickets, so we saw every show and one film for the price of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I hadn't been to the Field Museum in twenty years and it was great then. Twenty years later it is better than ever. For my money it is a Chicago must

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Address: 1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2496
Phone Number: 312 922 9410
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > South Loop
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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.