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The Field Museum

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Field Museum of Natural History Admission
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Field Museum of Natural History Admission
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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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1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2827
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Except for a few exhibits ie the Native American section, the museum appeared to be more for school kids, the 3D movie show about Egypt was also disappointing, the 122 Titanasour in the lobby was interesting. Given the hype, We expected a better collection of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Raucousrocker
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fields is another type of place that you should plan and go. Buy your tickets in advance, by the full package to allow Imax and admission to additional exhibit (not all are free) they can scan all admission, etc from your phone, no need to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I’m not one to be wandering around museums, but this is a MUST SEE!! I couldn’t believe the extent of this Museum! You won’t be disappointed!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Luvthebeach6874
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This reminds us of our own ROM in Toronto but 5 times bigger. It was a very nice museum with lots of history and artifacts. The kids were entertained but not so much with all the reading since they are still young. We were fortunate...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank michelleluong
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is huge. It has history, culture and science. The fossil exhibit is a favorite but the huge T.rex is being restored and will not be back until next year. The special mummy exhibit is awesome.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Betty C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the Field museum as part of a weekend trip to Chicago. Simply put, it was amazing. Lots and lots to see and learn. I think we spent about 6 hours and still had to rush a bit toward the end. Wonderful place,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank gwiki1
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were traveling with our Grand kids and had a great time here. Thinking it would be an all day experience we arrived at 10am, however the exhibits, and demonstrations are so well organized we did everything in just 2 hours! I recommend getting the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Robo C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the Field Museum. Give yourself 3-5 hours minimum. Do not visit during Bears home games, you are not allowed to park in any museum campus garages. Those garage spots are reserved for Bears ticketholders only.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank urbanlife2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We come here at least once a year, and I still love it. There is always a special exhibit to visit, and we always see something new or that we missed the last time. I don’t think I’ve ever seen the whole museum in one...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Stein048
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located nearby city park, museum is probably the biggest one in Chicago, contains many interesting exhibits and also 3D cinema.

Date of experience: March 2018
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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
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Lo, I like the way you think! It quite reasonably could have been called Sioux, but it was named after Sue Hendrickson, the paleontologist who found her.
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Response from CindyJG | Reviewed this property |
I agree, take Uber X for your group. Transit options still have some walking involved and lots of waiting. 45 minutes or more to get to your destination. Uber X 15 or 20 minutes. I rented a bike and rode but for a group that... More
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San Diego, California
Family w/ teens to Chicago in July, for the 1st time (6 Replies)
I've got all the guide books but I want to know what you natives think we MUST see in Chicago July 7-11th. We like to eat well, we like musuems but not shopping. We're staying at the Monaco in the Loop. Cubs are out of town I think,so that's out... we want to see The Field Museum Should we go to the place that's an ice rink in winter/open air restuarant in summer? We're from San Diego, so we've seen water before.... is Navy Pier more than just a tourist thing? If we were going to eat one...More
April 30, 2007|
Response fromdvdmovie1|
<< is Navy Pier more than just a tourist thing? >> Simply, no. It's an enjoyable place to take a quick stroll and admire the views (and there's also a stained glass museum that's randomly thrown in), but it's crowded/hot in the Summer and is - aside from a few positives - just not worth it. In terms of Museums, the Art Institute is a must, as are the Field. The Shedd is a bit expensive for what it is, but is an enjoyable aquarium if you get there very early. If you get there...More
Fort Wayne, IN
Affinia Chicago or Hampton Inn Majestic (2 Replies)
Am planning my first trip to Chicago in August and trying to decide which hotel would work best. Am planning to hit Shedd, Adler, Field Museum, Navey Pier and a show. I will most likely take the train ($6o rt) rather than pay to park a car that I won't be using. It appears that the Hampton is closer to transportation stations but maybe it is the maps I am looking at. Can someone please confirm? Thanks:)
July 05, 2009|
Response fromDave148|
You are correct - the Hampton Inn is better located from a transit perspective.
Chicago in June with kids (7 Replies)
We will be in Chicago in June with two boys, 12 and 9. We will have 3 whole days available for sight seeing, what are some of your must see places in Chicago. We are staying with my brother-in-law in downtown Chicago and these guys grew up in Downers Grove so they know the area, but it has been a while for my husband. Just curious what you think are some must see places or must eat places? We already have Cubs tickets and I believe are planning the Art Institute and Field Museum. I want to...More
April 24, 2014|
Response fromPozAlyssa|
I recommend going to North Avenue beach one day, you can rent paddle boats and kayaks. Millenium Park is beautiful, also make sure to go to Navy Pier and take a ride on the speed dog boat... So fun and the boys would get a kick outta it. There is also the worlds tallest Ferris wheel along with other fun rides.