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The Field Museum

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Address: 1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2496
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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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Fantastic museum!

We love museums and the field museum is one of the most incredible! They have a great collection of Tibetan artifacts and a very complete section on areas in Oceania and the Pac... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We love museums and the field museum is one of the most incredible! They have a great collection of Tibetan artifacts and a very complete section on areas in Oceania and the Pac Rim.

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Thank Meredith G
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great fun. Super relaxed visit - saw Sue, the gemstones, and some great Chinese artifacts. Hit the gift shop which was excellent.

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Springfield, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I came to the Field Museum once again to view another of their wonderful traveling exhibits, The Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander The Great. Just before I caught my flight I also discovered that while I was there I could see another exhibit that just opened displaying some of the terracotta warriors from the tomb of China's first emperor Qin too.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of the best museums you are likely to visit. We spent the whole day wandering round the museum and still didn't get to see it all. The dinosaur exhibition was my particular favourite as i love anything dinosaur related. Its worth the admissions alone to see SUE the amazing T Rex skeleton. My only bad point was... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had been to quite a few museums in this country but the Field Museum has been the best so far. They have a huge and diverse collection of exhibits; enough to keep the visitors engaged for the whole day. We had planned to stay only for couple hours but even after spending a good four hours, we could not... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I enjoyed the fact that this Museum was near other tourist attractions and you could get off the tour bus conveniently at the door of museum and hop back on once tour completed ✅.

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Dearborn, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the Amtrak train from Detroit area to Chicago with 4th graders. I was hoping the museum was going to keep the adults engaged and boy did it deliver! It's simply wonderful. The presentation is top notch! We went on a Tuesday and yes their were school tours in the building, UT I never felt it was too crowded.... More 

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Hancock, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Pretty nice museum if it wasn't for numerous parents letting their young children pretty much ransacking the displays, sad.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We loved our time at the Field Museum. However, we should have given ourselves more time. We arrived around 1p.m. and we should have gotten there when they opened. Our group of 6 were all over the age of 20 up to 50. We are not big Museum fans. However, we loved this trip. We could have stayed for hours... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We didn't have much time but what we could see was great! A t-rex skeleton, jewels, mummies, animals and all kinds of interesting things!!!

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