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Get views of Chicago’s most famous buildings, as well as insider info from an expert guide, on this architecture-focused cruise. See all the most important buildings on one tour, a hard-to-accomplish task on foot. View the skyline from the Chicago River while listening to live commentary. Snap photos of the Willis (Sears) Tower, Old Post Office, 360 Chicago Observation Deck, Wrigley Building, and more.
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Taylor B wrote a review Sep 2020
Chicago, Illinois6,488 contributions5,248 helpful votes
Where do we begin? What do we want to see? Do we have time to see it all? Just the enormous size of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago is an exhausting proposition. Located at 1400 South Lake Shore Drive, in the Museum Campus, at the south end of Grant Park, overlooking Monroe Harbor and Lake Michigan, it is recognized as one of the three premier museums in the United States, along with the American Museum of Natural History in New York City and the Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. The massive building, which was opened in 1921, covers 480,000 square feet of exhibit space on three levels and displays 40 million specimens and objects, a full range of existing biodiversity, gems, meteorites, fossils, anthropological collections and cultural artifacts. Its library contains 275,000 books, journals and photo archives on biology, geology, archaeology and ethnology. Are you tired yet? Two million people visit the museum annually. They are mostly attracted to the museum's five permanent exhibitions. Personally, as a historian, I am always fascinated by the Inside Ancient Egypt exhibit, which includes 23 human mummies, an ancient marketplace, a three-story replica of the tomb of the son of the last pharoah of the Fifth Dynasty and 5,000-year-old hieroglyphs. Adults and children alike have been drawn to Sue, the Tyrannosaurus rex, since the exhibit was unveiled in 2000. It is the largest T. rex specimen ever discovered. It is 67 million years old and measures 40.5 feet long by 13 feet tall and once weighed 8.4 to 14 tons. Other must-see exhibits are the animal exhibits and dioramas such as Nature Walk, Mammals of Asia and Mammals of Africa; Evolving Planet, which follows the evolution of life on Earth over four billion years; and Ancient Americas, which covers 13,000 years of human ingenuity and achievement in the Western Hemisphere. Founded in 1893, the museum originated from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. The more you see, the more you want to see. Allow four or five hours to appreciate it all.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Jeffrey Koslowski wrote a review Sep 2020
Canton, Michigan537 contributions56 helpful votes
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I know how busy the Field Museum can be. When it reopened, I wanted to help support it, especially when they are open at a 25% capacity. If you were ever going to see it and have enough space to take pictures, this is the time. Go early in the day and you won't have to worry about big crowds. Park at Soldier Field and the walk is very easy (there is some construction so the signage is a little confusing but look for the giant Greek Revival building and walk in that direction). Since it is also such a huge facility, that 25% is spaced out so you will see a very small amount of people. They do not have paper maps but they do have electronic maps throughout the Museum so you can very easily take a picture from your phone or scan a QR code. I felt very safe the whole time. As far as the exhibits go, the bird section is really cool. Yes, they are stuffed animals and say what you will about how the specimens were collected, it is fascinating to see them. My daughter is three and didn't question why the animals weren't blinking, breathing, or generally moving. The man-eating Lions of Tsavo are at the end of one of the exhibits and not in the mammal section. Their are arrows on the ground to advise you in a direction to travel (I assume for Covid reasons although maybe they want you to get the full experience of the exhibits) so sticking to them might make it tough to see some displays but really it forces you to go into practically every section. The Africa section is interesting and well laid out, especially in this day and age. I also feel the sections on Native Americans are among the best I have seen at any Museum (save for the Smithsonian's complex). The dinosaurs will be popular with kids, especially Sue who now has her own room. Save some time for that. I had hoped to do the Field and the Shedd on the same day so I had to hurry or miss certain parts, including China, Gems, and Plants. Only for lack of time. I'm sure they are excellent. I wouldn't recommend the Underground Adventure exhibit. It is an extra cost and is basically a few animatronic spiders and signs. I appreciate the effort but we were on a time crunch and just weren't that impressed. Budget a good amount of time to see the Field. There is a lot of reading but even if you aren't reading everything, there are enough three dimensional artifacts to hold anyone's attention. You can buy general admission and have more than enough to see. It is one of the best Museums in Chicago and deserves time.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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lineybirdie wrote a review Aug 2020
Warren, Michigan1,731 contributions1 helpful vote
My husband and I went to the Field Museum yesterday afternoon. Although we live within a 10 minute walk, it was the first time we’ve been to the lakefront/Museum Campus in over a year due to a lot of reasons. It was a great afternoon! The Field Museum requires you to sign up for a specific time slot online. (Also if you aren’t members consider getting one because they are running a discount now). You have to enter on the ground level on the east side. You get a QR code on your phone or you can print out. Everyone has to wear a mask and everyone complied. Social distancing was self enforced and everyone who was there at our time was very respectful. I estimate that less than a hundred people were there. The main hall is different now. They took away the ticket stations so it is almost eerily empty. All the big exhibits are still open but some of the smaller ones on the second floor are closed. They are re-working the Native American section. Since we are members we got free tickets to the new exhibit ‘Asklooke Women and Warriors’. Highly recommend it. The cafeteria is open but with limited food offerings. The bar is closed. After the Museum, we walked around the lakefront. Lots of bikers and walkers but still not as crowded as I imagined. Of course it was a Friday afternoon so that could be a reason. The prairie flowers are in full bloom and it was gorgeous! It was a much needed normal summer activity. I can’t stress enough about how well the Field is doing about Covid restrictions. I felt safe. Please do go and help support our struggling museums.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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L H wrote a review Aug 2020
Chicago, Illinois1,527 contributions333 helpful votes
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Wow - fleshed out Sue is stupendous! She's going on tour soon, so check before you go. The Field is integral to Chicago history, and the taxidermy displays are historical artifacts in their own right. The best way to enjoy it is to step back in time, enjoy the old book smell, peaceful dimly-lit halls, and marvel at how breathtaking the older displays must have been in the days of limited media. Of course there are modern, interactive exhibits as well. There is so much to see and learn, it's hard to imagine any person of any age not finding at least one display worth the visit. Just wish they would streamline entry for members (at the Art Institute you simply flash your card for the scanner and you're in), which is annoyingly cumbersome.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Clair M wrote a review Aug 2020
United States16 contributions17 helpful votes
So much to see here you can't do it in just one day. I loved it, but after awhile, it gets overwhelming. Choose your favorite areas and do those first, because you won't get to all of them.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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