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The Field Museum

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Address: 1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2827
Phone Number: 312 922 9410
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

One of America's premier natural history museums, the Field's "Live...

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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Rivals the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

We live near DC, which has some of the best museums in the country. After several recommendations for the Field Museum, we are so glad we went there. The Terra Cotta Warriors... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Baku, Azerbaijan
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58 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Well, I was really excited when I was going to museum, but my expectations was not met at all. I bought regular ticket for 18$(2 dollars off if you have studnet ID), and was able to visit most of the section. I left after 15 minutes, because it was just boring models of historic stuffs. Not real one :/

Thank Kanan D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We live near DC, which has some of the best museums in the country. After several recommendations for the Field Museum, we are so glad we went there. The Terra Cotta Warriors were absolutely fascinating, and we loved the 3D movie of the Galapagos Islands. We spent about 3.5 hours there and still didn't see everything!

Thank kgames
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

SO impressed. I loved this museum. Need a few hours to really enjoy. It was helpful that we arrived when it just opened , so was able to get a jump on all that they had to offer. Make sure ou check out any special exhibits. Will definitely return on my next vist.

Thank Ana1991s
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to take our dinosaur lover daughter to see Sue, bought the all access pass. The 3D dinosaur movie needs major updating! A lot of the interactive exhibits did not work. So disappointed in the Native American area. So many great items displayed so poorly! Most of the staff acted beyond bored. One staff member at the Pueblo house... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I haven't spent much time in museums, but I found the Field Museum to be very interesting. Based on a review I read, I had considered asking about the basic admission that is not listed - just the bare bones admission price (under $25); however, my husband suggested with get one of the packages that included a couple additional things... More 

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Lindsay, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We loved the Field Museum! We went with our Go Chicago Explorer Pass and didn't have as much time as we wanted there. We were there for about an hour, but could have probably spent 2-3 hours there. They have the largest, most complete T-Rex and I would have paid to go in to see that alone! It was SO... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a night at the museum type of place , it has a little of everything . It is well laid out and you can spend all day or just a few hours and still feel like you have seen it all

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San Diego
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been here several times, but wanted to see Terracotta Warrior exhibit on a day off. I love this museum.

Thank CubfanET
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum has it all and never fails to engage the visitor. Too many people try to experience the whole building in a few hours. The better way is to enjoy it in bits and pieces on multiple visits. Take in a traveling exhibition and visit a permanent gallery. And return for more.

Thank midwestwanderer30
Cincinnati, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Took 4 adults and 1 teenager to the Field in July 2016. The Egyptian display was a big hit with the group as were the gems. The mummies were interesting. My favorite exhibit was the birds - quite varied and really beautiful. We spent four hours there and only saw about half of the displays.

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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.