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Review of The Field Museum

The Field Museum
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Ranked #10 of 667 things to do in Chicago
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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Reviewed July 11, 2006

People need to do some research and know what to expect before they go to the museum. It will be crowded and kinda expensive. The mask seen on all the banners, postcards, etc. is in there, but is really just a small coffinette that is a few inchs tall. The large mask that everyone is thinking of is not allowed to leave Egypt by national law. The presentation is well done and eventually with some patience you can see all the objects since they are in large glass cases that you can walk around. These things are not around all the time and it was still fun to see. It's a museum, not the circus.....

10  Thank Bandito2510
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Reviewed July 10, 2006

Our reactions to the Tut exhibit were mixed. We just had a whole group of family go, and everyone was glad they went. However, we did feel there was a lot of false advertising with the tour -- this is not the reprise of the tour thirty years ago that was advertised. But we did not feel the money was wasted: lots of good stuff in the museum, Tut exhibit was great even if hyped, and the museum staff treated us great.

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Reviewed July 8, 2006

We just got back from a long anticipated viewing of all the Tut artifacts. Like most of the other reviews here I felt the advertising is misleading. Remember "where's the beef" commercials? The displays were amazing-beautiful jewelry, interesting carvings etc. What I did wrong was to assume there would be a grand finale of over the top Tut stuff. Not so. My advise is to go, but to enjoy all the ancestoral treasures. I think they refer to them as the Golden Age of the Pharohs. There is a sarcophagos (sp?) there. The Tut things are less impressive than some of the other artifacts. As for the audio portion, I don't think they enhanced the viewing that much.

8  Thank jellybean12
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Reviewed July 6, 2006

I don't mean to imply that this is a bad museum. It is well-kept and has numerous displays. However, the subject matter is pretty dull. Half a floor is devoted to various rocks, gems and asteroids. There are hundreds of animal and bird species (stuffed, of course) on display. Sue, the T-Rex, was pretty neat. Visitors can also walk through a portion of a real pyramid. Other than that, kids may find the place boring. The adult admission price ($12) is fairly steep and does not include King Tut exhibit admission.

7  Thank blueeyedguy
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Reviewed June 25, 2006

The museum has some cool exhibits, but the stuffed animals get old. Go to the Art Institute, Shedd and the Science/Industry Museums first.

12  Thank LuvsViola
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