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The Field Museum

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South Loop
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Address: 1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2827
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+1 312-922-9410
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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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Fantastic experience

I loved every moment of this trip. I was able to see all the exhibits with the all access pass. The cost is $36 for adults. The staff were very knowledgeable and friendly. I also... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I loved every moment of this trip. I was able to see all the exhibits with the all access pass. The cost is $36 for adults. The staff were very knowledgeable and friendly. I also saw 3-D Galapagos island. If you see a quick movie arrive there a little ahead of time as I got there on time and the... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Recently took a first time trip to Chicago. Made sure to schedule my flight early so I could still enjoy seeing a museum my first day there. I selected the Field Museum. It had enough interesting displays to keep my attention. The weather was cold and rainy but you forget all that when inside. From the famous "Sue" exhibit to... More 

Thank Pgrrl
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the museum for all fans of archeology! There is something for everyone in these fine walls. Even folks that typically feel the are not interested in archeology will find it fascinating!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Boys and I didn't see everything. We had the Go Chicago card so that always helps cut down on costs. We got here when they first opened. Beautiful museum. Saw what we wanted and left. Hope to be back another time

Thank Claire M
Placentia, California
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited The Field Museum in April 2017. It was a rainy cold day. We took an Uber drive from Downtown Chicago. We visited as many exhibits as our old feet could handle. My favorite exhibit was" Sue." We even watched the movie .Every exhibit was fantastic. I loved the Tattoo exhibit too. My husband's favorite exhibits were on the... More 

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Hockessin, Delaware
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent a half day at the Field Museum with our two daughters (ages 7 and 13) during a spring break vacation and they enjoyed the various exhibits along with the 3D movie that was included with our admission tickets. We were advised by family who live in Chicago that it would be too hectic to try and visit the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When I go to the Field Museum, it's exactly what you'd expect a museum to be. Not quite Night at the Museum fun but very educational.

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Stavanger, Norway
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We really liked this museum. So much to see. The 4D movie was also nice. A great place to bring the family. We were there for 6 hours.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place isn't just fun for kids but also adults. There is so much to see and learn that you will have a great time!

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From dinosaurs, to amazing taxidermy of extinct animals to Egyptian mummies - this is an incredible experience. Lots of exhibits to explore and you could spend many hours there.

Thank Chris H

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