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Field Museum, Chicago

4.5
#2 of 9 in Childrens Museums in Chicago
Field Museum contains permanent exhibits that range from the earliest fossils to present cultures around the world. Attracting nearly 2 million visitors each year, the museum houses a collection of over 20 million anthropological and cultural artifacts from distant corners of the globe. The museum includes the Tyrannosaurus Rex named "Sue," the best-preserved fossil ever discovered. Named after the person who found it in 1990, the fossil stands 4 m (13 ft) tall and is 67 million years old. You can also visit the exhibit recreating an Egyptian burial chamber, which contains 23 real mummies, and a section devoted to the natural habitats of animals and insects living underground. To visit Field Museum on your trip to Chicago, use our Chicago travel route planning app .
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  • Allow all day for this one. Very well design it has lot of information and it is interactive. The exhibition of Sue is phenomenal.  more »
  • Very old expositions, all behind muddy fences. If you have been in such museums, then to go to this does not make sense. Nothing new. The usual ticket is $27.
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  • We are not passionate about museums, but the visit was pleasant. We get lost in very different worlds and civilizations. It's a maze.
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  • The Field Museum was very likely the best museum I've ever had the chance to visit. I was surprised at how many exhibits there were and the quality of each one kept me engaged throughout my entire visit. Although younger children may enjoy some of the exhibits, the vast majority of them would be enjoyed more by older visitors. I recommend planning a visit that will last the whole day, as you'll need that much time to see everything you'll want to see. Trust me, a day spent at this museum will be completely worth it.
  • Great place has so many fantastic exhibits. The dinosaurs, up on the second floor especially Sue makes the visit complete. I enjoyed the added benefit of looking out at the various views of the City of Chicago from the dinosaurs room. Incredible!!The entire staff is very friendly joy filled and knowledgeable. A special word of thanks is deserved for the custodial department. They perform their work at the most optimal level with little thanks and praise. The Theater in the basement is magnificent with plenty of space and comfortable seating. The Geological exhibitions are well organized clean and insightful. This is an underappreciated exhibit and needs strong recognition. The various videos that demonstrate conservation and humanitarian efforts are tremendous. A gem of the State of Illinois. Attend
  • Great for kids. Especially sue the dinosaur. My daughter had been on a field trip there a month before I took her so it was fun seeing her lead me through the Egypt exhibit and the dinosaurs and the gems and tell me all the facts like a tour guide would. It is pricey - right when you walk in people will approach you about buying a pass to multiple Chicago attractions . I declined due to the cost but when I got to the ticket counter I quickly realized I would've been money ahead to do the pass to more attractions. But definitely a must-see
  • Brilliant props and displays! This place is huge, but there is order to it: it is laid out well for a visitor to navigate. The front desk will give you a map and if you purchase the Chicago City Pass, you get added benefits in the museum. I highly recommend this place as a tourist attraction and an educational center! Children can even be entertained easily here!
  • Gluten Free options at the cafe. The staff at the bistro near Maximo were amazing. They really understood the concerns of food allergies and helped ensure guests had food that was safe and tasted great. The entire staff there really seemed to take great pride in their work and care for all customers. The rest of the museum was really wonderful too. The exhibits were all well presented in a way that was enjoyable and educational for people of all ages.
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