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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 #34 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
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Jackson, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The museum is very comprehensive! It has large meteorites, humongous totem poles, dinosaurs, numerous masks, replicas of old villages, and a lot more. One day is not even enough. Food in the food court is pricier though. There are vending machines inside the museum and a hotdog cart outside of the museum. They have tofu, turkey, and different types of... More

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Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Was a nice afternoon time waster. The most complete dinosaur (SUE)skeleton is here and it's pretty cool.The Egyptian exhibit was really interesting. And the taxidermy was done so well it was creepy

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I absolutely love this museum! The ancient Egypt exhibit is just amazing. The amount of artifacts and information blow you away. Every exhibit is well maintained and cared for. Look out for the free days to visit during the colder months! I highly recommend this museum if you only have time to visit one.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This was as fun for us as it is for our grown up kids. What a wonderful piece of architecture. All the marvelous pieces of antiquities await your perusal . The staff here are very helpful as well as knowledgeable The exhibits are well marked and beautifully presented. Take your time there is so much to enjoy . Sue is... More

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Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We paid $18 for 2 adults to get in. If you want to see special exhibits you will pay more, and if we had kids we probably would have. But we spent 3 hours just between 3 floors as it was. Best exhibit; Africa. They have the Man Eaters of Tsavo; the 2 lions in the movie with The Ghost... More

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Nashville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed the museum but my favorites were the Mummies and Sue. When you walk in there are two totem poles, two elephants and Sue. They are so big and imposing it is just amazing to see! The building is also very beautiful. It reminds me of the "Night at the Museum" movies. When we were in the taxidermy section,... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

It's been quite a while since I've gone to a museum. The Field Museum was a great choice for a cool Saturday in September. Lots of exhibits, all educational and fascinating. We ran out of time and only made it through about 1/2 the exhibits in 2 1/2 hours. I definitely wish we had more time. Of what I saw,... More

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Lakewood, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I spent most of a day at the Field Museum, and saw perhaps half of the material on display. It's excellent, if not groundbreaking for experienced museum-goers. The extensive exhibit on the history of The Americas was very well done, as was the incorporation of a reconstructed tomb with their Egyptian displays.

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Washington DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I am admittedly spoiled having grown up with the American Museum of Natural History nearby and currently living with the Smithsonian nearby. However, the Field Museum holds its own. There is a sizable collection of Egyptian antiquities, the most intact T-rex statue found. While they don't have a piece as impressive as say the Hope Diamond they do have fairly... More

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Chattanooga
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I love natural history museums, because they are the "freak show" of museums, and this one has plenty to see- including Sue the Dino and Lucy the skeleton, as well as mummies, plenty of taxidermy, rocks, and an underground exhibit that came with my pass (though I wouldn't have spent extra on it.) However, in the taxidermy section, once you're... More

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