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The Field Museum, Chicago

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The 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 The Field Museum on your trip to Chicago, use our Chicago travel route planning app .
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  • A found memory as a child, but the children attending the museum on the date we were there were extremely disrespectful! They were all running around as if they were on a playground and paying little ...  more »
  • Purchased a City-Pass to go here and loved every minute. We had in tow 2 13 year olds, a 3 year old and a 11 month old. They were all entertained. Beware that you can spend a lot more time here than y...  more »
  • Was planning on only staying at the Field Museum for 3 to 4 hours, 7 hours laters.... I was still loving it and this was with a 4 year old with me. Pack some good snacks especially if you have young k...  more »
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  • Enjoyed our visit. Parked at soldier field, and was a better parking experience than the surface lot between the Field and aquarium. The museum had some very interesting exhibits including the soil exhibit sponsored by Monsanto. Early Americans area was very good. The dinosaur skeletons were excellent. Did not do the Jurassic area. Also enjoyed the rocks and gems. Many bugs and natural specimens. Interesting to see and understand how specimens are gathered even today to compare with similar species from across time and compare not just evolution but the effects of pollution on birds and etc.
  • This museum is a favorite of mine. I love the exhibits that are there year after year. There is seemingly so much information and changing information that even things that are constant stay interesting. I also very much enjoy the moving exhibits, they always give an interesting take on the museum and the exhibits they have. Some of my favorite I have ever seen include The Titanic, Voodoo, Specimens, and The Mediterranean Cultures. I love this museum and also a quick tip. If you're visiting with three or more people buying a membership is a good move. Not only can you get in to the museum for free for a whole year, you get special access to every exhibit and every exhibition during the year. You also can get free entry into hundreds of other museums throughout the country. I did it and I would recommend it.
  • Really cool museum but watch out for the membership sales people. It would have cost us $112 for a family if six(2 adults, 2 students and two children) but they said they could save us money by buying a membership which cost $149 for a family plus. I asked again once in line if we could save money and was told by the cashier that for a family of six we had the right membership when in fact we qualified for less expensive memberships. Do yourself a favor and buy your tickets online before you go. It’s the least expensive way to go, you won’t wait in line and you won’t get ripped off.
  • Impressive! I love the Jurassic park! The field museum is really interesting and big. I could not finish all of them due to time limit. Definitely a worthwhile place to visit! I love how they explain how mummies were made, and how different they were for different economy status. An adding point for that was that there were museum staffs that were really helpful. They were knowledgeable and answered to questions patiently :)
  • Awesome museum and large. So take your time and have fun at all the different exhibits. Some exhibits may require additional money so be prepared. It comes with a free movie which we did not have the time to watch sadly. The museum closes early at 5pm so head there early if you want to see everything!

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