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The Field Museum

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Address: 1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2496
Phone Number: +1 312-922-9410
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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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Great Museum!

Great museum. It may not have as many exhibits as what you would see in NYC museum of natural history or the British museum, however they take advantage on what they have and... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great museum. It may not have as many exhibits as what you would see in NYC museum of natural history or the British museum, however they take advantage on what they have and present it in a nice, friendly and clean way. I felt that instead of just seeing lots of things and being bombarded with information, I had actually... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our favorite spot in Chicago but definitely needed more than 3-4 hours (there is so many things to see). Will come back again when in Chicago.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Fields museum was our first destination in our short trip to Chicago! We walked from downtown, which was an easy 1.2 miles along the lakefront with nice trails and good views. We only paid for the standard entrance ($22/adult in December 2016) so we could see Sue the t-rex, the evolving planet exhibit, the hall of gems, and the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Although I have been to Chicago over ten times and have visited several museums and attractions, this was my first trip to he Field Museum. I was not disappointed (neither was my 10 year old nephew). We visited the Terra Cotta soldiers temporary exhibit and it was phenomenal. We also spent some time in the ancient Egypt and underground exhibits.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very informative and educational museum. It has a lot of exhibits, it brings new exhibits from time to time from all over the world. It also shows different short movies. It's suitable for all ages, however, some exhibits is an added cost. Most see if your visiting Chicago.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one of the oldest museums in the US. The different sections are easy to follow and the added attractions (and they vary) are fun to attend. The general admission, plus the added attractions are pricey. Make sure to look ahead to see how much and how long each attraction will take.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent visit all around, really good for the children. All the areas were amazing and we had pass for the new exhibition showing especially the Tattoo sections. All areas were brilliant.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Every kid should go here once, but some of the dioramas might be too detailed and too similar for younger kids.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a must for a visit to Chicago--I had not been there since the 90's and they have updated a lot. We went primarily to see the Chinese Terracotta exhibit (which is there until Jan 2017). It was well worth seeing--but we also enjoyed the Native American exhibits and just briefly in a couple of other exhibits. That was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We opted for the $40 ticket. It included all the special exhibits. We spent the day wandering around. It was perfect firing the middle of the week when only school children were there (buses!). The terra-cotta warriors were amazing. It was worth the money yo be able yo view and learn about them. It was a nice way to spend... More 

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