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The Field Museum

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1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2827
+1 312-922-9410
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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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  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2827
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+1 312-922-9410
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Reviewed July 16, 2016

This is a great natural history museum with lots of great displays. We spent a few hours here and were not able to see everything. The 3-d movies are not worth it though.

1  Thank teachertraveler28
Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

I was quite excited to visit the field museum, but it was surely a letter down. The majority of the museum is filled with taxidermy, and as I'm not a fan of seeing dead animals I did not enjoy this museum at all

1  Thank Tyler F
Reviewed July 15, 2016

We got there with only a couple of hours to see the museum. Luckily the woman at the counter explained it takes 4-5 hours to get through the whole thing, and that we shouldn't spring for the most expensive ticket. The man at the counter...More

Thank smallone712
Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Our mistake was that we didn't know the museum closed at 6. This seems rather early. So we only had about an hour and a half to walk around and I wish we had allowed at least 3 hours. Huge, beautiful building and wonderful exhibits....More

Thank Melissa B
Reviewed July 15, 2016

If you like dinosaurs, and other natural exhibits, do not miss this. The Field Museum has the most complete T Rex (Sue) in the world on display, as well as other dinosaurs. It also has many Egyptian relics. The family had a great time. Also,...More

Thank Brian K
Reviewed July 14, 2016

The museum had so many unique items and displays that it took several visits for me to see the whole place

Thank LWR2009
Reviewed July 14, 2016

Yes, you can literally spend the day at the Field Museum. It's a smaller version of the Metropolitan Museum in NYC. Certainly not as big as the Met but worth a visit. We were fortunate enough to catch the traveling exhibit of Terracotta Warriors, which...More

1  Thank burldist
Reviewed July 14, 2016

I love this place. I have been going since I was a kid. There has been many changes over the years. I have always had an odd love for the taxidermy displays. For some reason I just like that hall the best. You can see...More

1  Thank MadDogTraveler
Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed The Field Museum! The museum offers three floors of exhibits to see. I would recommend going to the museum. My children were engaged throughout the museum.

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed July 14, 2016

We totally enjoyed the special exhibit with the warriors from China! We try to go to this museum whenever we visit Chicago. The special exhibits keep this museum fresh along with the staple exhibits. What a great place to learn all sorts of fun facts!

Thank DavidandKarenTampaFl
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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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Mandi L
September 4, 2017|
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Response from ShellGirl057 | Reviewed this property |
All these answers are very accurate. If you like to thoroughly take in everything, you'd be lucky to get through it in a day. If this is you, pick the areas of highest interest and focus on those. If you like to just spend... More
August 1, 2017|
Response from Susan S | Reviewed this property |
We purchased tickets online also, and had no problems. Simply take your receipts, etc. to enter and check with the desk. Unfortunately, you will still have to wait in line with all others entering. Our advice is to get... More
July 23, 2017|
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Response from froglag | Reviewed this property |
Because we are not residence of the area it would not have applied so we really did not notice if they did or not. See information below taken off the web site. 2017 Free Admission Days: On Free Admission Days, basic... More