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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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Can not do in just one day.

We loved the Field. It is pricey ( when you don't have a City Pass). It was WELL worth. We were there from 10:30 to 4:30 and only made it through 2/3 of the museum! The Mummy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
TaraMcConkey
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Shawnee, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We loved the Field. It is pricey ( when you don't have a City Pass). It was WELL worth. We were there from 10:30 to 4:30 and only made it through 2/3 of the museum! The Mummy exhibit was awesome and my 5 year old son loved it. We may go back Sunday to finish seeing the rest of the... More 

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Cambridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Loved this museum!! We flew through this museum just so we could try to see everything that it offered. Really enjoyed the exhibits.

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Upstate
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Had some extra time during a business trip, so visited the museum. Exhibits were good, although some were a bit dated in the display style. Overall a good experience.

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Raymore, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I'd plan on 3/4 of a day if not a full day. It's a little on the expansive side. Buy the city pass if your going to be in Chi a few days. we did not and spent way more.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We spent about 3 hours exploring and could have used another hour to take it all in. The exhibits are well presented and laid out. The building itself is majestic and in a lovely location. This is a must see attraction if you are in Chicago.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

So much to see here. Went during the week so it wasn't super busy which was a nice way to see everything. Sue and the other dinosaurs were awesome. Only got to see about 1/2 of the museum since there is so much to see! Would love to go back!

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Davenport, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We purchased an annual membership at our hometown museum, The Putnam. This allowed us to get in free with a reciprocal admission, Check out your local museum to see if they offer this, it's worth it. That way you can visit more often. We went to an evening event that allowed us to observe the science labs-very interesting.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The place is big with lots to see. We bought the membership so we would get a special price on the special shows and we don't live there. It is a great place for school age children.

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KENT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This museum has so many rooms and displays you would not get through it in a month! We especially enjoyed the Pawnee "Round" house, completely built inside the museum! From Sue the T-rex, to Tsavo Lions and other African mammals (which were so numerous and included many unusual ones and were displayed in just incredibly lifelike settings!), to the special... More 

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Indianapolis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

My family visited the Field Museum for the first time recently. My 9 year old son was very interested in the fossils and a few other exhibits, but it was very boring for my 3 year old daughter. The museum is a great place to spend an hour or two, but isn't a museum that you will want to go... More 

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