Field Museum

Field Museum, Chicago: Hours, Address, Field Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Field Museum
4.5
Natural History Museums • Science Museums
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Field Museum fuels a journey of discovery across time to enable solutions for a brighter future rich in nature and culture. With almost 40 million specimens and artifacts in our collections—including SUE, the world's most complete Tyrannosaurus rex—there's something for everyone. Start planning your visit at fieldmuseum.org.
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from HK$217.24
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Neighbourhood: South Loop
This downtown neighborhood offers a variety of activities ranging from cultural to sporting. If you happen to visit during football season, you may bump into a boisterous few fans on their way to a Bears game on the southernmost tip of South Loop. On the flip side, Museum Campus offers cultural and educational experiences in its planetarium, museum and aquarium, all situated along the lakefront. Grant Park is one of Chicago’s premier locations for green space and recreation with views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. Take a stroll down memory lane in the historic Prairie District where you can enjoy views of old historic homes. Restaurants, theaters, and clubs are spread throughout the neighborhood along with a collection of burger joints along Michigan Avenue just across from the park.
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KACozza
Santa Cruz, CA9 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
Many exhibits were interactive with ways to personally select information you want. Great for kids too.
Written 13 May 2022
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307leven
Stroudsburg, PA139 contributions
Apr 2022
Visited the last Wednesday in April 2022. We entered on the east side when we visited at the 9am opening. We had CityPass, which allowed for a quick entry, but there were no crowds to contend with. They give you a map showing the exhibits in the various exhibits and displays on the ground, main and upper levels.

We went to the upper level fist because I wanted to see the dinosaurs, including Sue, the T Rex, before it got busy. It was outstanding and was part of the Evolving Planet exhibit, which included more dinosaurs than I have ever seen. But, there were countless other displays and exhibits, including displays on Geology, gems, meteorites, jades, plants, traveling the pacific and so much more - and this was just on the upper level. Other levels included a very large display of stuffed animals from all over the world, including the infamous man-eating lions from Tsavo. The inside Egypt display was outstanding. I also saw the Titanosaur film and it's skeleton, called Maximo. The bird habitat exhibit was excellent and we enjoyed the Native American exhibits and displays.

There are also laboratories which show where the various scientist and workers perform their work.

Included with our CityPass was the ticketed exhibits that otherwise require an additional fee. They included the underground adventure, Wild Color, Titanosaur film, 3D movies, the China Exhibit, etc.

We took a brief lunch break at the cafe. We also had water and some snacks in my backpack so that was helpful. If you go, wear comfortable shoes as you will do a lot of walking. Our visit lasted until closing at 5pm, which included a 15 minute stop at the gift shop. We would visit this museum again because we had to hurry at times in order to see everything.
Written 7 May 2022
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Alaina1024
St. Marys, GA433 contributions
Everyone should have the opportunity to see Sue. They currently have 30 mummy exhibits which were cool to see. The museum in itself is beautiful.
Written 2 May 2022
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Darryl G
Richmond, VA96 contributions
Apr 2022
This museum, which takes a full day to explore, has the best and largest exhibit of dinosaurs and other fossils I have ever seen! All of the exhibits, and there are many other topics covered, with the exception of the gem exhibit, are all large, and well displayed. But back to the dinosaurs and fossils, not only is the display large, but it is divided by geologic periods, with summaries of how the earth changed from one period to the next, and how those climate and geological changes affected life on earth, both giving rise to and the demise of, various types of both plants and animals, until the modern age. For my taste, this is the best museum in Chicago, and several others are also good.
Written 1 May 2022
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Amy S
35 contributions
I liked all the exhibits at the museum- the dinosaurs, Egypt and wild color were my favorites. I also liked the gem room and Pacific Islands exhibits. The Egypt movie was informative. I thought the Native American exhibits, plant exhibits and China exhibits could use some updating. The staff were all very friendly. Bottom line I would go back and my family enjoyed it.
Written 17 April 2022
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Kate S
35 contributions
Apr 2022
This is definitely the best museum in Chicago! It is HUGE! We spent almost an entire day there and could have easily spent 2 since we were unable to see everything. We really enjoyed the gems, meteorite, dinosaur, and Egyptian sections of the museum. The movie about Maximo was interesting as well. Would definitely visit again.
Written 7 April 2022
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Jaime H
3 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
Just a great place for an 8- and 10-year old to spend their rainy Chicago day! Not too crowded, very clean, educational, and fun enough to keep any kid engaged.
Written 2 April 2022
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TheHonestScoop
Eugene, OR300 contributions
Mar 2022
Great place to spend the day. Something for every interest. Seemingly acres of various animal exhibits. Beautiful building that was simply a joy to experience. The staff was friendly.

Tip: My wife and I were just going to buy to entry tickets with entry to several special exhibits. But the very nice lady at the ticket counter suggested that for $5 less, my wife could become a member and then take me in her free guest. The bonus besides the $5 off, was that members could check their coats for free, which was so convenient.
Written 27 March 2022
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Richardandlaurie
38 contributions
What a fantastic experience! We had a private tour with Stanley with early access. We arrived before the museum opened at about 7:45. We had the museum to ourselves! It was amazing to get photos with Sue and the lions of Tsavo with no one but us around. When it opened at 9, the crowds flocked in. Stanley was so friendly and we really learned a lot. I would say this was one of the highlights of our Chicago trip.
Written 20 March 2022
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Charles M
1 contribution
The Field Museum was really fantastic. Lots of exhibits for adults and my 8 year old grandson to find interesting. We saw Sue the T-Rex and so many other items in the museum’s collection. The museum staff were also very helpful.
Written 13 March 2022
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Field Museum is open:
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