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The Field Museum

The Field Museum

History Museum
Museum Campus, Chicago
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    jaimie lee m.
    "Make sure you see the mummy exhibit, it's pretty awesome!"(10 Tips)
    "Dinosaurs, cultural artifacts and beautiful building by the lake."(25 Tips)
    Michael C.
    "The Hall of Gems and the History of Earth are amazing."(5 Tips)
    Ivan G.
    "Ancient Egypt exhibit has a great collection!"(5 Tips)
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  • Matthew S.
    Matthew SupertNovember 19, 2016
    Coat check is near the north entrance. $3 per item and they do take credit cards.
  • Amer M.
    Amer MallahMarch 26, 2016
    You're in the presence of one of the rarest things in the world with Sue. Not only is she one of only 6 T-Rex known, she's the most complete
  • Daniel P.heart icon on user image
    Daniel PhelpsMay 25, 2013
    This place is well-loved for a reason. It has cool interactive iPads in the current special exhibits. Don't miss the climb down into a mummy's tomb, and travel through the Earth's Mass Extinctions!
  • Mike W.heart icon on user image
    Mike WalekeJune 29, 2018
    The ticketing process is not user friendly and the lack of a coat check for bags in summer is a mistake. The exhibits were pretty well done and I finally got to see the Tsalvo lions.
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    DailyCandyFebruary 25, 2014
    The big draw here may be Sue (the world’s largest, most complete T. rex skeleton), but there are plenty of exhibits to geek out over, from the wonders of the 1893 World’s Fair to Egyptian mummies.
  • John H.heart icon on user image
    John HankusJanuary 4, 2016
    Free admission every day the month of January. Check out the dinosaur skeletons and ancient Egypt exhibit. Named after the famous Chicago businessman Marshall Field.
  • Katie M.heart icon on user image
    Katie McCormickFebruary 17, 2015
    It's an amazing Natural History museum. If you're a reader be there by 9 am and stay all day. You can also shop the stores. They carry fair trade items.
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin M. McNally, CMPAugust 21, 2018
    Dinosaurs, Mummies & Gems-OH MY! Another great museum offering here in Chicago for the entire family. After visiting, you'll be able to go on Jeopardy and say "Alex, I'll take history items for 800."
  • Crystal R.heart icon on user image
    Crystal R.October 8, 2017
    The staff was great and helpful. Make sure to have at least 4 hours to roam about. Sooo much to see!
  • Femke v.heart icon on user image
    Femke van GinkelApril 8, 2016
    It is a beautiful building with an extraordinary collection! A must-see!
  • Leandro V.
    Leandro VicenteOctober 25, 2014
    Near the museum you can rent bikes for a good price. When I went there it was $7 and you could ride for 24h!
  • DanL N.
    DanL NiermannNovember 30, 2013
    Sometimes, the best part is hearing young children appreciate the artifacts. "I bet just that one earring costs like $100!!!" I love these little conversations.
  • Linda M.
    Linda MiklowitzJuly 8, 2013
    So many fascinating things to see at Field Museum. We're members now because many benefits like tickets to special exhibits, tote bag, etc. The bioluminescence special exhibit is enlightening.
  • John M.heart icon on user image
    John MillsFebruary 18, 2017
    It's hard to summarize one of the largest & best museums in the nation, but suffice it to say that the Field Museum is spectacular by any measurement.
  • Gordan R.heart icon on user image
    Gordan RedzicMarch 25, 2016
    Get a membership, completely worth it if you will make it out there at least 2x in a calendar year.
  • Samantha L.heart icon on user image
    Samantha LeeOctober 11, 2016
    Great natural history museum!! The evolution of life exhibit is amazing. Very well put together!
  • Jennifer S.
    Jennifer StraubMarch 21, 2012
    Came here on a Saturday. Expect to wait in line 30-45 minutes. And, don't think you can see it all in an afternoon. This museum will take you a day to go through. But, it's worth it!
  • Brandon S.
    Brandon SullivanFebruary 16, 2013
    Eh I guess I expected something different. My interests don't lie heavily in ancient American dishware & the yes-we-get-it ancient Egypt. Go to the Museum of Science & Industry instead. It's top-notch
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    UpShift DigitalFebruary 13, 2017
    Been here 10+ times
    This place is amazing. Even the animal exhibits that are hundreds of years old. Plan on spending the day.
  • Cheryl K.
    Cheryl KJanuary 23, 2014
    Really enjoyed the evolution exhibit. I learned so much. Also liked the Egyptian exhibit. Also very educational.
  • Steph R.heart icon on user image
    Steph RojasAugust 11, 2017
    I love the exhibition of Jurassic world, it's amazing and interesting
  • Ashley N.heart icon on user image
    Ashley NelsonMay 18, 2015
    The museum is always eating exciting and interesting new exhibits. Permanent exhibits are also fun.
  • Ash M.
    Ash MaeFebruary 26, 2015
    Had an awesome time exploring the museum with my family. Only regret is that we couldn't see everything. The museum restaurant wasn't the best though and food was way overpriced.
  • Sam L.heart icon on user image
    Sam LopezAugust 13, 2015
    Go on one of the museum highlights tours. WELL worth the hour if you like museums. Plus, it's free!
  • Xin N.heart icon on user image
    Xin NiuJune 16, 2015
    There are a lot of interesting exhibits. They have the largest T-Rex skeleton in the world!
  • Chris N.heart icon on user image
    Chris NatoliJune 30, 2015
    Great sections on Pacific islands, Tibet, and American Indians (totem poles are very impressive).
  • Will S.heart icon on user image
    Will St MartinSeptember 27, 2015
    One of the biggest museums I've been to. I used the CityPass, really good value for money!
  • Abdelhamid R.heart icon on user image
    Abdelhamid RiahiJuly 30, 2015
    The most complete and well conserved trex in the world, also the Egyptian exposition and a lot more.
  • Elizabeth W.
    Elizabeth WJune 4, 2011
    Be ready to spend a few hours here and for some tired feet. Student get a discount. I thought the all-access pass was worth it. Loved the Sue movie!
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    PauJuly 22, 2017
    Extraordinary museum, specially the area of the America's.
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    ChrisJuly 20, 2015
    Check out the Egypt exhibit and tour the history of Earth on the second floor.
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    Captain DeadpoolFebruary 27, 2017
    We checked out the Tattoo exhibit and it was a great time. February is free for Illinois residents too so come asap before the month is over!!!!
  • Jackie M.heart icon on user image
    Jackie MannAugust 21, 2015
    The mummy exhibit has been a favorite since I was a kid, not to mention the stunning architecture!
  • Angie O.heart icon on user image
    Angie OsmanskiJanuary 7, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    If you have kids visit the Crown Family lab. My favorite is the gem room!
  • Vira D.
    Vira DongMarch 9, 2016
    Last week, I went to there and visited Chinese region and Animal region. It is amazing and awesome place for me. I love there. It is close my University.
  • Ginaheart icon on user image
    GinaJune 9, 2017
    My favorite museum. Dinosaurs, cultural artifacts and beautiful building by the lake.
    ArtSchools.comMarch 31, 2011
    The Horses exhibit is amazing! I really liked the vintage posters involving horses (rodeo posters, American old west-style ads, etc.) near the end. Check it out!
    USA TODAYAugust 12, 2013
    Don't miss the Stanley Field Hall where you'll find Sue, the largest and most complete T-Rex skeleton ever found. Read more
  • Stefanie
    StefanieNovember 29, 2014
    There for a private event (impressive space for it) but dying to head back for the Voudo: Secret Powers of Haiti exhibit.
  • Khatina B.heart icon on user image
    Khatina BrunsonOctober 17, 2013
    Easily one of the best history museums - hands down. Don't miss the Evolution Exhibit on the 2nd floor.
  • ToryBurch
    ToryBurchJune 20, 2013
    Kids will love exploring the dinosaur and mummy exhibits in this massive, old building on the water.
  • Tracy H.
    Tracy HitchinsJuly 18, 2010
    If you have little ones, make sure you check out the crown family playlab which is located right inside the handicap/stroller entrance. It's a great place for them to play and explore!
  • Ricardo L.heart icon on user image
    Ricardo LucianoFebruary 6, 2015
    Sue! Is a must!!! City Pass great deal! Also the dinosaurs fossils are amazing!!!
    The gem exhibit was fun! You can't capture ALL that sparkle with a camera, especially that S-shaped diamond in the middle display. That thing is blinding!
  • Patty L.
    Patty LópezOctober 18, 2014
    It's a great place, it takes at least 4 hours to see all the exposition
  • Misha M.
    Misha MoskalykMarch 14, 2017
    One of the best museum i ever visit. A lot of amazing things to see.
  • Sweta M.heart icon on user image
    Sweta MohapatraFebruary 26, 2017
    Don't miss watching the scientists at work on the second floor! There's one on each side of the second floor
    MetroSeeker.comAugust 24, 2012
    A wide selection of penny smashing machines are located on the lower level Family Area. Smash some for us!
  • alexis b.
    alexis browshJune 9, 2014
    Don't pay extra for the special exhibits--there's plenty to see for regular admission price. The world fair exhibit was especially disappointing.
  • Nikita B.heart icon on user image
    Nikita BorisovJuly 8, 2017
    Biggest and Best museum of natural history I've ever seen. Allocate a whole day for it to cover at least half
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