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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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  • Allison K.heart icon on user image
    Allison KaminskiJanuary 9, 2016
    Must see Sue and the Egyptian exhibit
  • Gabriel S.heart icon on user image
    Gabriel SilvaDecember 25, 2015
    Very interesting, though you better prepare yourself to walk a lot.
  • Stephanie S.
    Stephanie SimonDecember 21, 2014
    Sue is 66 million years old and has been owned by the Field since 1997.
  • Ryan E.heart icon on user image
    Ryan EickJuly 24, 2017
    Really good museum. Loved the Native American exhibits
  • Gregory T.
    Gregory TempletonMay 30, 2013
    Plan to spend an entire day here if you want to see most of the exhibits.
  • Nicole J.
    Nicole JonesJuly 14, 2019
    See Sue first. We saved it for last and then almost ran out of time and felt rushed at the best part.
  • Lena S.heart icon on user image
    Lena Strong-MorrisApril 25, 2014
    Had such a great time! I recommend going to Field Museum. If ,you are in Chicago.
  • Field Museum
    Field MuseumOctober 19, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Dare to come face-to-face with a roaring, earthshaking, and breathtaking predator in “Waking the T. rex 3D: The Story of SUE,” screening daily.
  • JessC ⚓
    JessC ⚓July 3, 2012
    Take a picture with Sue, the largest, most complete T-Rex.
  • Jake S.heart icon on user image
    Jake SmithSeptember 11, 2012
    Check out the engraved diamond pin in the gem exhibit. It has the Dutch king's face on it!
  • Mark H.
    Mark HOctober 10, 2011
    Saw Sue at last! They have ppl around her exhibit to answer ur questions n the lady we spoke to was super enthusiastic n helpful!
  • Casey J.
    Casey JSeptember 4, 2014
    Good variety of dinosaur fossils. Lots to see.
  • Shannon J.heart icon on user image
    Shannon JeropkeOctober 14, 2021
    Been here 5+ times
    Try one of the Field Museums beers!
  • Jack R.heart icon on user image
    Jack ReidMarch 7, 2016
    Loved the Evolving Planet exhibit!! And Sue the T-Rex of course.
  • Beth D.heart icon on user image
    Beth DentonDecember 28, 2012
    They used to give all teachers free admission. Not anymore. If you're from out of state, don't bother with your ID. So much for one of the only generous side benefits of being a teacher.
  • Ryanheart icon on user image
    RyanApril 7, 2017
    So much to see here. Plan on spending several hours.
  • Charlotte V.
    Charlotte Van der vorstNovember 2, 2013
    Don't miss the exhibits about the Columbian Fair !
  • Gerry F.heart icon on user image
    Gerry FortunaSeptember 16, 2016
    it was bigger than I thought it was going to be and lots of exhibits
  • Nate
    NateJune 8, 2013
    Go up and see the NZ marae on the upper level. It's in the far corner.
  • Dana P.heart icon on user image
    Dana ParkerJanuary 9, 2016
    Best museum on the city, hands down
  • Thomas A.
    Thomas AdamsAugust 24, 2013
    Some cases in the dioramas had weird labels and the IMAX was not really an IMAX. But the exhibits were cool.
  • Scott Kleinberg
    Scott KleinbergMarch 10, 2012
    I just love the whole Museum Campus area. Gorgeous views and stuff to do.
  • Field Museum
    Field MuseumOctober 19, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The Crown Family PlayLab is open Thursday through Monday from 10 AM to 4 PM, last admission is at 3 PM.
  • Amy S.
    Amy SchuldtMarch 14, 2013
    Stuff your family's coats into one backpack. Voila! Only a $2 "coat check" instead of $8.
  • Bediheart icon on user image
    BediDecember 2, 2016
    a-mazing museum, interesting exhibits
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    Field MuseumOctober 20, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    We just found out that we won the 10th annual America’s Best Restroom contest, sponsored by Cintas Corp.! Visit the ground floor to see the award-winning facilities.
  • Mike M.heart icon on user image
    Mike MathewsSeptember 24, 2017
    The Jurassic world exhibit is worth the price of admission
  • Kristi W.heart icon on user image
    Kristi WardMarch 20, 2017
    So much to see here, it takes a whole day.
  • Scott Kleinberg
    Scott KleinbergMay 25, 2012
    There's a wonderful Chicago project on Instagram called #instagram312. When you upload your Chicago photos to Instagram, tag them #instagram312 to be included in the collection.
  • An S.heart icon on user image
    An ShengAugust 29, 2017
    Ancient Egypt exhibit is a must
  • Gaboheart icon on user image
    GaboAugust 10, 2015
    Dinosaurs expo is really good
  • Dora
    DoraJune 30, 2010
    Kids can become scientists, dig up fossils, conduct a symphony, and/or paint a masterpiece in the PlayLab, open Mon-Sat from 10am-3pm and Sun from 11am-3pm. Powered by Read more
  • Catherine P.heart icon on user image
    Catherine PunktFebruary 27, 2015
    In the main hall you'll find the coat check (3 $ per item).
  • Julie A.
    Julie ArrisonOctober 12, 2012
    The Oceanic exhibit is closed indefinitely. I was so disappointed as this was what I came for, but the rest was great.
  • Time Out Chicago Kids
    The Field Museum is nominated for Best Museum for the Family in our Hipsqueak Awards, vote now at!
  • Tom V.heart icon on user image
    Tom Van FleetMarch 1, 2020
    It’s basically an IKEA layout with dead stuff.
  • All Need Love
    All Need LoveFebruary 7, 2011
    This Valentine's Day, we're transforming Sue's house into the ultimate festival of love, music, comedy, and martinis! Five stages, open bar, tickets on sale now! Read more
  • Cameron W.heart icon on user image
    Cameron WAugust 28, 2017
    Sue, the T-Rex, is awesome.
  • Ashley N.heart icon on user image
    Ashley NelsonMay 18, 2015
    Be sure to check out the Vikings exhibit before it leaves October 4, 2015
  • m
    mJanuary 18, 2012
    Make your way over to Alder Planetarium on a clear evening.. See the stars like you never have before!
  • Marc S.heart icon on user image
    Marc SelemanJuly 7, 2015
    It's expensive but you could spend all day here.
  • Kristin N.
    Kristin NicoleSeptember 1, 2012
    Come early if it's a holiday weekend, the lines are really long otherwise
  • TakeThe F.
    TakeThe FieldApril 13, 2012
    Come check out Green Home Chicago downstairs by the East entrance; kids will love the recycling relay game ! #fmmn
  • Robert Landon O.heart icon on user image
    Robert Landon O'NeillJanuary 6, 2019
    Great exploration
  • TopGolf Bear
    TopGolf BearSeptember 28, 2011
    Place gives me the creeps. It’s like a cross between a graveyard and a taxidermist’s office. I’ll be at TopGolf with a beer if you need me.
  • Chris J.
    Chris JelkesSeptember 2, 2011
    Today is the opening of the 9/11 exhibit Wichita is free for all Chicago residents for one week. Please. Do this tip. Its life changing
  • Brad H.
    Brad HobackMarch 19, 2011
    Skip the Undergound Adventure -- my 11 & 13 year-old daughters didn't like it - neither did we. Ancient Egypt is where it's at. Onsite food choice is limited to McDonalds, vending machines, & a bakery
  • Román L.heart icon on user image
    Román Lozano CastilloOctober 20, 2019
    You must see T-Rex Sue... Amazing
  • Paula F.heart icon on user image
    Paula FreireJuly 29, 2015
    One day is not enough to see everything.
  • Carolina G.heart icon on user image
    Carolina GuerreroJune 4, 2018
    Love love love...dinosaurs everywhere!
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