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The Field Museum Chicago

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The Field Museum
1400 S. Lake Shore Dr
Chicago
IL
60605
Tel: 312 922 9410

Where are we going today?

Ever wanted to travel back 4.6 billion years, and come face to face with a real T-Rex? You might want to head to Chicago's Field Museum then!

The Field Museum is your ticket to travel the world and back in time. Through various exhibits, the family can explore an ancient Egyptian tomb, shrink down to the size of a bug or even experience amazing 3D theatre shows!

The family can find out all about our Evolving Planet, where you can learn all about life on earth, from single-celled organisms, to those towering dinosaurs. There are unique fossils and fun interactive displays that will keep all inquisitive minds intrigued!

The Ancient Americas transports you into the world of the Ice Age, with mammoths and the Aztec world, and the Grainger Hall of Gems lets you check out all the beautiful, colorful and rare gems, jewels and gold from around the world!

Those littlest explorers will love to harvest corn in the museum's life-sized pueblo, and explore an Illinois woodland.  The Crown Family PlayLab is also THE place for those smaller adventurers, where they can be natural scientists, dress up and explore! The PlayLab is free with basic admission, and is where kids can discover hidden objects, uncover dinosaur bones, and examine insects in amber.

So much fun for them to do! 

The Field Museum in Chicago is THE place to go to uncover all the secrets of the earth....what do you think you'll uncover on your visit...let's go see!

 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$31
  • Children$21 (ages 3 to 11)
  • Free Under: 3 years.
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

9am - 5pm daily

All year round except Christmas Day

Teachers corner

They love having students with them, so check out their field trip packages, which include meal packages, discounted admission and guided programs. .

I'm Hungry!

There is a Field Bistro with breakfast and lunch, with burgers, salads and sandwiches, and the Explorer Cafe which is very family orientated!.

Healthy Eating!

The bistro has healthy options like fruit and salad.

Any Top Tips?

They occasionally have FREE days for Illinois residents, so check their discount day schedule!.

Need a little extra help?

The Field Museum is accessible to those with limited mobility and wheelchairs. Wheelchairs are available on a first-come first-served basis. Strollers may be rented..

Baby Facilities

Two family-friendly restrooms are available on the ground floor..

Can I get one of those?

There are 5 stores where you can pick up great souvenirs and toys to take home!.

More information

Prices given are for Museum Admission PLUS one special exhibition or 3-D film. A cheaper basic alternative is available..

What people are saying?

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    This museum is a classic! I wish more Chicagoans would come to enjoy it, as the majority of visitors seem to be tourists. They have an array of classic exhibits, as well as the always interesting ones they have seasonally. Some may be deterred by the price, but how often does one have a world class museum in their backyard?

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    The number of animals on display is mind-boggling. There's so much to see and do you can easily spend an entire day wondering the massive collection inside. The only fault in the entire building is the botanical collection which appear to have not been updated since the 1940-50's. Many of the display were not lit and there appears to be little effort in maintaining that second of the museum.

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    The field museum is awesome. Great place to take family and friends of all ages. Lots of cool things to learn about. They always have new stuff to see and its always worth the time and go and see all that the museum has to offer. You can sometimes find discounts online but its worth every penny. Plus this area has lots to see, check out the field museum and all the cool sights around it.

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    Visited the African and Ancient Americas exhibits on an afternoon visit and took advantage of the free guided tours. The guided tours are very informative and highly recommended for the young audience. So much to explore here and one afternoon is nearly not enough to fit all that this place has to offer. If you like to bike they have a Divvy station on the south entrance of field museum and few bike racks are available for bike owners on the west side of the museum.

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    The 1893 World's Fair exhibit was so interesting and educational. Hard to believe the innovations that were introduced at that time. Of course "Sue" and the two huge elephants at the entrance were amazing. It felt like being in the movie "Night at the Museum". I truly expected the displays to come alive. Chicagoan's I hope you appreciate what you have. I will be back!

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