The Field Museum

Chicago, IL

Where are we going?

The Field Museum
1400 S Lake Shore Dr
IL 60605

312 922 9410

What is there to do?

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!


How much does it cost?

Adults: $31

Children: $21 (ages 3 to 11)

Discount: Seniors and students

Free Under: 3 years.


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.


When can we go?

9am - 5pm daily

All year round except Christmas Day


Any top tips?

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

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 - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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