Field Museum
Field Museum
4.5
Natural History MuseumsScience Museums
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
About
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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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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  • lineybirdie
    Chicago, Illinois1,861 contributions
    Field Museum during Covid Reopening rules
    My husband and I went to the Field Museum yesterday afternoon. Although we live within a 10 minute walk, it was the first time we’ve been to the lakefront/Museum Campus in over a year due to a lot of reasons. It was a great afternoon! The Field Museum requires you to sign up for a specific time slot online. (Also if you aren’t members consider getting one because they are running a discount now). You have to enter on the ground level on the east side. You get a QR code on your phone or you can print out. Everyone has to wear a mask and everyone complied. Social distancing was self enforced and everyone who was there at our time was very respectful. I estimate that less than a hundred people were there. The main hall is different now. They took away the ticket stations so it is almost eerily empty. All the big exhibits are still open but some of the smaller ones on the second floor are closed. They are re-working the Native American section. Since we are members we got free tickets to the new exhibit ‘Asklooke Women and Warriors’. Highly recommend it. The cafeteria is open but with limited food offerings. The bar is closed. After the Museum, we walked around the lakefront. Lots of bikers and walkers but still not as crowded as I imagined. Of course it was a Friday afternoon so that could be a reason. The prairie flowers are in full bloom and it was gorgeous! It was a much needed normal summer activity. I can’t stress enough about how well the Field is doing about Covid restrictions. I felt safe. Please do go and help support our struggling museums.
    Visited August 2020
    Written 8 August 2020
  • Great_Beer_Now
    Houston, Texas5,424 contributions
    Learn About the Past in Downtown Chicago
    I always try to add a museum visit to my itinerary whenever I travel. Visiting a large city like Chicago offers many museums- more than most people could possibly cover in a short span of time. If your days in the city are few and you want to narrow down to only the very best, then one museum that needs to be on your list is the Field Museum of Natural History. I fist visited this museum back in 1978 as part of a junior high school field trip, so my recent visit was as much about nostalgia as it was about education. The museum is quite large, and it immediately impresses from the outside. Walking up the steps, you just know there is something great in store for you once you make your way inside. The Field Museum impresses on each of its two levels and the most difficult part is deciding which exhibit to visit. If your time is limited, then I recommend selecting a few that interest you most and going directly to them. If you have plenty of time on your hands, then you can start at the entrance with the first exhibit, then proceed one by one. This museum is all about natural history; the evolution of the earth and its many inhabitants. The exhibits focus mainly on animals, but there are other exhibits that feature plants, gems, and human history as well. There are special exhibits, too, some of which require an additional fee to view. Depending on your individual interests, some of these special exhibits are worth the price so don’t pass them up. Possibly the most popular exhibit at the Field Museum is Sue the famous T. Rex, and her large, imposing skeleton. Dinosaurs are, as expected, a major part of this museum but they are far from the only part. The earth has been home to thousands of fascinating species and the Field Museum gives many of them mention. Transportation to and from the Field Museum can be a challenge if you intend to get her by car. A better option is to use the public transportation. Trying to drive here, find a place to park, etc can be more stressful than necessary so use the public transportation instead. It is much better to leave the worries to someone else so that you can focus on the museum and its many educational wonders. You can easily spend a full day or longer at the Field Museum, so allow plenty of time. And be sure to visit the Bistro before you go for a quick meal and a beer brewed by one of the museum’s partner breweries. These partnerships were created with learning in mind, so not only do you get to drink some fantastic beer, you are also supporting education with each sip, which makes this a win- win all around. Museums educate and inspire. They serve not only to inform us about the past but also about how to best plan for the future. The Field Museum in downtown Chicago accomplishes this and so much more. It’s an excellent way to learn more about the Earth’s past and what we need to do to protect the planet for the future. It belongs on every traveler’s list of places to visit in this midwestern metropolis.
    Visited October 2021
    Written 7 November 2021
  • apeters1088
    Lincoln, Nebraska329 contributions
    Sleep With Ancient Species
    My 9yo and I did the Dozin’ with the Dinos program and had an absolute blast. You can’t beat the price considering it includes a place to sleep and park overnight in downtown Chicago. There were lots of fun, structured activities available, but you were also free to wander the museum at your leisure. We paid a little extra for the premium tickets and would definitely recommend. Bring a few extra dollars for gift shop trinkets and snacks from the vending machines, but otherwise they have all your needs included!
    Visited March 2020
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 March 2020
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Travel8ww
Rochester, MN3 contributions
Best field museum for all ages. Very educational experiences. Walked around the museum from 9am to 4:30 PM absorbing learning thousands of displayed items.
Written 3 October 2023
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Shayla P
1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Family
We had an excellent time! The view was spectacular!! We took plenty of plenty pictures! I took my youngest son and my BFF brought her son and we had a Sonday Funday.
Written 2 October 2023
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Judy C
Ephrata, PA2 contributions
We loved all of it, especially Sue. We loved the gold jewelry, the jade, the mummies, the dinosaurs. One of the workers there led us to the south exit when we asked for directions there. He even waited while we shopped at the gift shop. Museum and rest rooms were spotless.
Written 27 September 2023
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808nlc
Honolulu, HI23 contributions
Sep 2023
We stopped in here for a quick visit while in Chicago last week. The architecture of the museum itself is BEAUTIFUL!! The exhibits were all clean and in working order. The giant dinosaurs on display are amazing!! We needed to see SUE, and they did not disappoint.
Written 21 September 2023
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Deborah W
2 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Native TRUTHS was Amazing. It's rare to find indigenous peoples true history told in truth. Thank uou.
Written 18 September 2023
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Nofrillstraveler
40 contributions
Sep 2023 • Solo
The place has an unbelievable number of artifacts and displays. I was surprised that I had spent close to four hours looking at everything and could have spent even longer. It is well worth the price of admission.
Written 17 September 2023
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kates5283
Cincinnati, OH176 contributions
Apr 2023 • Family
If you have a dinosaur lover in your family like we do, this is a must see! Our non-dinosaur loving kiddo enjoyed the other exhibits in the museum, as did we. But the highlight was our self-proclaimed "dino nerd" nine year old almost in tears when he finally got to see Sue the T-rex in person! He was beyond excited. The museum flow is really wonderful here, too. A lot of museums have you somewhat bottlenecked in exhibits, but not this one. I have fond memories of this museum from a school trip in Junior High and I'm glad that my kids also now have fond memories of this museum. With the addition of the spinosaurus, our's 9 year old's favorite dinosaur, we will now how to make another trip to this wonderful museum and we cannot wait!
Written 15 September 2023
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Quentin K
2 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Great experience and could have easily spent the entire day. So many amazing exhibits and the on-site cafeteria made lunchtime easy and enjoyable. Would recommend!
Written 13 September 2023
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Taylor B
Chicago, IL8,746 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago is one of the largest and one of the most visited museums in the United States and one of the largest museums of natural history in the world. Located at 1400 South Lake Shore Drive, part of the city's Museum Campus, with the Shedd Aquarium and Adler Planetarium, it is considered one of the three premier museums in the United States, along with the museums of natural history in Washington D.C. and New York City. Built in 1921 in renowned architect Daniel Burnham's Classical Revival style, its collection of over 24 million specimens and objects, including gems, meteorites, fossils, cultural artifacts and anthropological collections from around the world dates to the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. The permanent exhibitions includes Animal Halls, such as Nature Walk, Mammals of Asia and Mammals of Africa that allow visitors an up-close look at the diverse habitats that animals inhabit, including man-eating lions of Tsavo; Evolving Planet, which follows the evolution of life on Earth over four billion years, including fossils of dinosaurs and extinct mammals; Inside Ancient Egypt, which offers a glimpse into what life was like for ancient Egyptians, including 23 human mummies and a three-story replica of the tomb of the son of the last pharoah of the Fifth Dynasty featuring two authentic rooms with 5,000-year-old hieroglyphs; and The Ancient Americans, which displays 13,000 years of human ingenuity and achievement in the Western Hemisphere, including exhibits of Ice Age Hunters, Farming Villages, Powerful Leaders and Empire Builders. But the most popular exhibit of all is Sue, the largest Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaur speciman discovered at the time she was unveiled in 2000. Sue has a length of 40.5 feet, stands 13 feet tall at the hips and has been estimated to weigh between 8.4 and 14 metric tons. She is estimated to be 67 million years old. The museum was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
Written 3 September 2023
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joyce b
Glen Mills, PA4 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
This is a really cool museum that everyone in the family enjoyed, including my 13 year old daughter and my history buff husband! Well laid out and very informative. Definitely worth a trip!
Written 30 August 2023
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