The Field Museum, Chicago
Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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. Add The Field Museum and other attractions to your Chicago trip itinerary using our Chicago trip builder.
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One of the places I'll never forget. A well-preserved and consistently excellent museum. Where to bring your visitors!
The Field Museum gets phenomenal special exhibits. The first time I went there they had treasures from King Tut's tomb. This time they had the terra-cotta warriors buried with the first Emperor of Chi... read more »
I only had a few hours there 7 spent most of it in the bird section which is amazing not only for the displays of the birds but for the information. Briefly visited the section on Central America whic... read more »
Very beautiful collection. We got a city pass , and planned to visit Field museum, Aquarium and planetarium on same day, but this museum took us around 5 to 6 hours and we still did I not completely see it. I liked the T.rex. I as little bit disappointed with 3D movie with screen size, may be I was expecting more...Canteen in basement has good quality of food, though not more options for vegetarians, We can get veg. Salad, and fruits. Overall it's a very nice place to visit and get to know different things....
This place was amazing and well worth the time and money! I highly recommend this museum. It's huge and has a ton of exhibits. We spent well over 2 hours here and the front desk was super helpful when we were trying to purchase tickets. It was an amazing time! It really was a good way to end the day; especially after the awful time we had at Shedd's aquarium.
This Museum is not only is giant and beautiful from outside, it has also great exhibitions from different cultures, places and ages. Since the very first moment you enter, you will see a wonderful of elephants, and right behind it a dinosaur (which looks like a T-Rex), great sculptures to take pictures. Some Sections you will find are: Ancient Egypt, Ancient Americas, Prehistoric Animals, Rare Minerals, Tibet, Ancient Jewelry and even a live DNA lab . There are always new exhibitions that are temporary and usually they have an additional cost. You will need at least 2 hours to see all exhibitions, and that might be walking fast, to really enjoy all the halls I'd recommend spend between 3 to 4 hours. There is also a very nice inside restaurant to eat pretty much everything, from salads, BBQ, soups, burgers, fries, etc. The only downside is that it is expensive. (Expect to pay around $20 per meal, per person). Remember to buy your tickets online to save some time, specially on Holidays.
Every time I visit the Field Museum I am impressed. The permanent exhibits like the natural history and dinosaur sections are always fun and interesting. Seeing Sue the T-rex never gets old. Plus, the special exhibits are truly fascinating and are a chance to see something new and educational. The gift shops are neat to roam around, too. The staff are friendly and if you get a chance to speak with them, you'll learn some interesting things and have an enjoyable, personable conversation.
We had a great time. There is so much to see. Great for young and old. We especially loved the Egyptian exhibit and of course, Sue. There was a great 3D movie about Sue and many special exhibits - underground discovery was lots of fun. We saw everything we wanted in a half day and had plenty of time to see the aquarium the same day. You could easily spend the entire day here, however. Don't miss it when you are visiting.
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