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The Field Museum

The Field Museum

History Museum
Museum Campus, Chicago
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    The experts at Time Out Chicago and Time Out Chicago Kids recommend this place
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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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  • Linda F.heart icon on user image
    Linda FelterAugust 24, 2015
    Say hi to Sue! And keep your eyes peeled for Chicago sports gear worked into the exhibits. First thing on a Saturday morning wasn't too crowded.
  • Ashley N.heart icon on user image
    Ashley NelsonMay 18, 2015
    For those who have seen the movie "The Ghost in the Darkness" be sure to check out the actual Man-Eaters of Tsavo exhibit.
  • Josh W.
    Josh WFebruary 19, 2012
    Make sure you plan your day around visiting. It is an amazing museum and you want to make sure you see it all.
  • Ada C.heart icon on user image
    Ada ChiuNovember 17, 2021
    Lots of cool exhibits. Plan to spend at least half a day here.
  • Kevin D.heart icon on user image
    Kevin DulinAugust 11, 2014
    The exhibit on The Evolving Planet is a must. Absolutely fascinating.
  • James C.heart icon on user image
    James CAugust 22, 2014
    It's a great museum that has great rotation exhibits. Totally worth the time.
  • Jenny
    JennySeptember 8, 2012
    Use your AAA card to receive a discount on admission... Then go to the Ancient Egypt exhibit because it's so awesome!!
  • Tim W.
    Tim WalkerJanuary 2, 2018
    This place is HUGE. You can't get it all done in 3 hours. But tonnes of amazing stuff to see.
  • Eric T.heart icon on user image
    Eric TsaiOctober 1, 2016
    I wouldn't recommend visiting all the stuffed animal exhibits. It spans half of the main floor and can get old very quickly
  • Elena K.heart icon on user image
    Elena KunsevichMarch 26, 2015
    A place has ambiance worthy of a very special occasion.
  • L K.heart icon on user image
    L KNovember 10, 2014
    The Gems exhibit is now more jewelry focused. A beautiful exhibit...but watch out!
  • Renee P.heart icon on user image
    Renee PrisbleDecember 20, 2014
    I loved the Voodou exhibit. What a special experience.
  • Dane D.heart icon on user image
    Dane DeasyJanuary 12, 2022
    Bring a water bottle! The drinking fountains are currently closed during the pandemic.
  • Ed C.
    Ed CSeptember 3, 2017
    If you make a sharp right into the museum store when you enter you won't have to pay.
  • Roger G.
    Roger GalantMay 21, 2021
    It takes a while to see all the exhibitions. Good thing they have cafeteria. Fairly priced tickets.
  • Ben O.heart icon on user image
    Ben OlsonFebruary 8, 2019
    The exhibit for Sue was cool. There's a lot more here.
  • Veronica L.
    Veronica LorenzenMarch 20, 2013
    Sue is amazing, the mummies are unbeatable, and the Hall of Gems is breathtaking!
  • Mark H.
    Mark HOctober 10, 2011
    The Evolving Earth (dinosaurs!!!) n ancient Egypt exhibits were the best. Ask for the basic museun admission price ($12 for students) if u're on a budget cos they dun advertise dat.
  • Suzanne B.heart icon on user image
    Suzanne ButlerAugust 4, 2013
    Make sure you have a lot of time to visit...there is so much awesomeness here!
  • Tony S.heart icon on user image
    Tony SouJanuary 6, 2017
    Tons of things to see here. Easily take half a day to go through everything.
  • Christine T.heart icon on user image
    Christine T.March 11, 2013
    The Ancient Americas is my favorite of their permanent exhibits. Don't miss it!
  • Moustafa A.
    Moustafa AlmalikiMarch 20, 2018
    Visit one of the best natural history museums and stare in wonder at all the fossils and skeletons.
  • Jessie B.
    Jessie BarberApril 3, 2010
    My favorite museum in Chicago. Second Mondays of the month are free, plus other random days. Even if you don't catch a free day, it's worth the admission! DINOSAURS!
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoJanuary 20, 2012
    The permanent 'Traveling the Pacific' collection’s islander artifacts include an outrigger canoe displayed on a daydream-inducing fake beach. Read more
  • Field Museum
    Field MuseumOctober 19, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Be sure to smile at SUE, the largest and most complete T.rex fossil ever discovered. (She'll smile back at you with 58 teeth!)
  • Ruth M.heart icon on user image
    Ruth MadrigalAugust 18, 2013
    Start by checking the "Evolving Earth" exhibition at the top floor. It's the best one at the museum!
  • venessa t.
    venessa tarbellNovember 16, 2011
    The children's area closes before the rest of the museum. If you have kids, make sure you stop by here first!
  • Sarah B.
    Sarah BainNovember 23, 2013
    Food is really nice at the field bistro! Tomato soup is awesome!
  • Linda M.
    Linda MiklowitzJuly 9, 2013
    The Lascaux and Bioluminescence exhibits are fascinating! Wish I could have spent more than 2 hours.
  • Mallory
    MalloryFebruary 6, 2013
    i'm pretty sure the wax figurines of the indians move when you aren't looking.......especially the chief. you've been warned
  • Chris M.
    Chris MerrellJuly 3, 2013
    Best place for lovers of natural history and anthropology. Don't miss Sue!
  • Ivan G.heart icon on user image
    Ivan GomezAugust 21, 2017
    Ancient Egypt exhibit has a great collection!
  • Kirstjen L.
    Kirstjen LorenzJuly 28, 2015
    Natural history in an old fashioned setting. This is was Wikipedia used to be.
  • Ashley R.heart icon on user image
    Ashley RudolphJune 7, 2015
    Go see Sue! And all the other cool exhibits 😀
  • Aubrey
    AubreyJuly 15, 2012
    Mold-A-Rama toys are a great gift or souvenir. For only $2 each, you can watch the machines mold a plastic triceratops, brontosaurus, t-Rex or camel for you.
  • Frank L.heart icon on user image
    Frank LeperaFebruary 21, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The museum is really improving their temporary exhibits. The whale exhibit had great interactive exhibits.
  • Ashley K.heart icon on user image
    Ashley KelnhoferFebruary 17, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Bought an annual membership I love it so much!
  • Sara B.
    Sara BonertOctober 31, 2010
    You can check out free passes to this musuem at the chicago public library. They onlyhave one or two per library, so they can be hard to get, but worth it!
  • Steven V.heart icon on user image
    Steven VegaAugust 7, 2014
    Absolutely wonderful!! Love this awesome museum, check the evolution hall!
  • Travel Channel
    Travel ChannelMarch 3, 2011
    This museum's centerpiece is a flying machine whose size and reputation dwarfs all others. It is the Hughes H-4 Hercules, the largest aircraft to be built almost entirely from wood. Read more
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    Check out these Documeria photo taken in Chicago. Take a photo of the city today and submit it to our State of the Environment Photo Project. Read more
  • Sarah K.
    Sarah KeenanMay 25, 2010
    Check out the latest current exhibit and don't forget to go upstairs to see the neat meteorite collection, especially the meteor that landed in rural IL.
  • Kristine T.heart icon on user image
    Kristine TagueJune 24, 2013
    If you're into geocaching there are a few near the field, including one near the steps!
  • Melyssa L.heart icon on user image
    Melyssa LipseyDecember 30, 2014
    Go see SUE!! You must watch the 3D movie. So cool!
  • Adrian D.heart icon on user image
    Adrian De SmulJuly 17, 2016
    Exceptional exhibit on National geographic photographers
  • Abdullah A.heart icon on user image
    Abdullah AlarfajMarch 29, 2015
    Nice for exploring the anthropology and civilization
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    _February 18, 2015
    One of the largest natural history museums in the world. It's going to take some time.
  • Norm M.heart icon on user image
    Norm MuellemanMay 28, 2016
    You could spend a couple hours in just one exhibit!
  • Tabatha G.heart icon on user image
    Tabatha GroverSeptember 30, 2014
    Fun place! The bio mechanics exhibit there now is really neat!
  • Davidheart icon on user image
    DavidAugust 25, 2014
    The prehistoric skeletons are quite impressive. Nice stones collection.
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