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The Field Museum

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Address: 1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2827
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+1 312-922-9410
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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One of America's premier natural history museums, the Field's "Live...

One of America's premier natural history museums, the Field's "Live over Time" exhibit now houses "Sue," the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex ever discovered.

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USD 23.25*
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Field Museum of Natural History Admission
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USD 99.75*
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I've heard of the Field Museum my whole life so was delighted to visit. We were able to see the Terra Cotta Warriors which was great. But the regular exhibits are great too. We... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 June 2016
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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

I've heard of the Field Museum my whole life so was delighted to visit. We were able to see the Terra Cotta Warriors which was great. But the regular exhibits are great too. We spent about 4 hours there and just scratched the surface. Food in the bistro was good! Lots of interesting stuff for everyone to see. Some of... More 

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Huron
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

We purchased the basic pass and were there for hours. The was so much to see and do it kept my 5 year completely intrigued!

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Very educational for kids & adults. This place has so much history in it. We had a great time and could go back again.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

This is the best of its kind. The China exhibit is very enlightening. There are plenty of fun areas for kids, particularly kids who dig dinosaurs. Super friendly staff. Great way to spend a day. There is a large area in the ground floor with vending machines and room to chill with kids.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Get your CityPass here and skip the lines to the other Chicago locations. The Field is lovely- great gift store. A few exhibits seems really hot- and I couldn't get out!- but all so good. I would recommend research before you go because you need to plan what you want to see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

One can spend hours perusing all the exhibits and then have a quick lunch right on site. Even a local draft beer!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

This museum is a can't miss while visiting Chicago. From T-Rex Sue to the great movies offered. It offers a wide variety of exhibits. Be sure to get a CityPass so that you may jump to the front of the line. Give yourself several hours to explore.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

This museum has everything from natural history to an Egyptian exhibit. I really enjoyed all the different exhibits. Could easily spend the whole day here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

This is a must stop if in Chicago! The museum has both permanent and traveling exhibits so it always changes. Be sure you have at least a half day to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Little on the expensive side - but worth EVERY penny! Each time we come to Chicago we spend time at the Field Museum - there is something for everyone and every age! Sue the Giant T-Rex still thrills visitors as they come into the center court. But we were there to see China's Terracotta Warriors! The exhibit is well laid... More 

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