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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
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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
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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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Lots of things to see

I love the museum, especially the dinosaurs hall, they always have interesting exhibitions so if you're planning to see one of them keep in mind that you'll expend about 3-5 hours... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I love the museum, especially the dinosaurs hall, they always have interesting exhibitions so if you're planning to see one of them keep in mind that you'll expend about 3-5 hours in the museum. Lines are long but they go through quickly. Better if you buy your tickets online.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My 14 year old daughter loved this museum. It's easy to navigate. Unless you pay extra for some private exhibits, this museum won't take more than a few hours to tour.

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Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We pre-purchased tickets to see the Terra-cotta Soldiers from China and was very disappointed on the small exhibit and the extra cost. Other exhibits were extra priced too. The free exhibit on mammals was excellent. Would not go back.

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went to see the Terrocata Warriors exhibit t from China and was NOT disappointed. It is a must see event on display at the museum. Only there for a short time longer. sSo do gone. Plus there are so many other exhibits to see as well. Also the cafateria food was very good as well.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was our second trip to the museum, and our first with our kids. There was an abundance of things for the kids to see. There were special exhibits that required additional cost, but we didn't do those. There was more than enough with the basic admission. There will be interesting exhibits for young children up to adults.

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Sudbury, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very happy to have decided to visit the Field Museum...better than we expected! We visited on a Monday morning and there were no line ups. Lots of exhibits to see. We even had a stop at their cafeteria and the food was delicious. Only down side was that the Terracotta Warriors were not part of the initial entrance fee.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Museum is as I remembered it as a child but now many of the displays looked tired. The underground exhibition was neat and creative. Could not believe that my City Pass did not get us into the terracotta warriors. They wanted another $60 which is outrageous to look at statues! All in all a good museum but did not blow... More 

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you can only go to one museum in Chicago then this is the one to go for! Something for everyone to enjoy, adults and kids alike. The refreshments are very limited though, a small cafe with a big queue, so maybe consider a picnic outside before visiting!

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of the must see places in Chicago but I do love museums. I loved the precious gems exhibit; I thought the Ancient Egypt one was very user friendly & also excellent for kids & as a foreigner I thought the native American one was really informative.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love this place but be advised. Check to see if there any special events on or around the date you plan. Grant Park will have you stuck in traffic for hours, and needing a bathroom by the end. If you don't mind walking Roosevelt Station on Red Line CTA is just a few blocks and it will make life... More 

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Staying in South Loop

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South Loop
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.