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The Field Museum

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The Field Museum

Resembling a Greek temple, the Field Museum in Chicago features exhibits for everyone to enjoy. In addition to Sue, the world's most complete Tyrannasaurus rex fossil, the museum also allows visitors to explore the McDonald Fossil Prep lab where the fossils of the Field Museum are prepared for display!

In Underground Adventure, visitors magically "shrink" to explore a subterranean world where everything is one hundred times its normal size. Meet the famous man-eating Lions of Tsavo. Discover Inside Ancient Egypt, where 23 Egyptian mummies and 5,000-year-old hieroglyphics reside. Walk amid dinosaurs in Evolving Planet and be among the first to visit life as it existed many years ago in The Ancient Americas.

Hours

Daily, 9:00 am-5:00 pm. Last admission at 4:00 pm.

Closings

Christmas Day. All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.

Redemption Instructions

For fastest access to the Museum, Go Chicago Card holders should enter the Museum at the south entrance and proceed to the will-call desk.

Note

With the exception of “Underground Adventure,” special exhibits are not typically included with the free general admission with a Go Chicago Card. Additional admission upgrade may be paid at Museum based on availability.

Included Extra(s)

Go Chicago Card holders also get admission to the special exhibit "Underground Adventure."

Address

1400 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL
60605

Driving Directions

From the city, north of the Field Museum: Take Lake Shore Drive (US-41) south past Grant Park. Continue south until the 18th street exit. Turn left on 18th street and continue as it bends left, becoming Museum Campus Drive. Entrance to the parking garage will be on your left on Museum Campus Drive.

From the city, south of the Field Museum: Take Lake Shore Drive (US-41) north. Continue on Lake Shore Drive until the 18th street exit. Turn right on 18th street and continue as it bends left, becoming Museum Campus Drive. Entrance to the parking garage will be on your left on Museum Campus Drive.

Public Transportation

CTA Trains: Take the Red, Green or Orange line to Roosevelt, transfer to an eastbound #146 Roosevelt bus which will drop you off acrss the street from the Field Museum.

CTA buses: #146 stops along Michigan Avenue north of the river and on State south of it provide regular daily service directly to a stop across from the Field Museum;

CTA bus #6, the Jeffery Express, also stops on State Street between Wacker and Congress. This bus stops at Roosevelt Road and Columbus Drive. Cross Columbus Drive and walk east through the Museum Campus to reach The Field Museum.

For transit information call ‚Ä®(312) 836-7000.

The Grainger Hall of Gems at the Field Museum contains one of the largest collections of gems and stones in the world. One of the highlights of the exhibition hall includes the Louis Comfort Tiffany stained glass window and Chinese Jade, some of which is over 8,000 years old.

The Field Museum also showcases the chapel of Unis-Ankh’s tomb, the son of the Pharoah Unas. Visitors can have experience research firsthand at the DNA Discovery Center where they can observe scientists extract DNA from different creatures!

The Field Museum has something to offer for the scientist and child in all of us. Some of its permanent collection includes the following exhibits:

  • Grainger Hall of Gems
  • Inside Ancient Egypt
  • Evolving Planet
  • The Ancient Americas
  • Dioramas
  • DNA Discovery Center
  • McDonald’s Fossil Prep Lab
  • The Regenstein Laboratory
 

Special shows/exhibitions 2012-2013:

     
  • Waking the T. rex 3D: The Story of SUE
  • Opening the Vaults: Mummies
  • Genghis Khan
  • Extreme Mammals
  • Maharaja: The Splendor of India's Royal Courts.

Please Note: Admission to these special shows/exhibitions is NOT included with purchase of the Go Chicago Card.  Additional admission upgrade must be paid at Museum based on availability. The Go Chicago Card does include the permanent special exhibit, Underground Adventure.

Save on admission to the Field Museum, plus Chicago's top museums, sights, and tours all for one low price with the Go Chicago Card!

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 4.5 out of 5 stars (based on 6 customer ratings)
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4
Really enjoyed it!
By KC visitors from Lee's Summit, MO on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations The Field Museum:

We stopped by after the Acquarium and liked the Field Museum much, much better than the Acquarium. Not nearly so crowded and a huge selection of animals in exceptional quality and thoughtful exhibits. We are glad we went!

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5
Awesome!
By Purple Nurple Verified Reviewer from Huron Twp., MI on
Pros:
Mummy Display, Interesting, Sue The T-rex, Tour Guides
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations The Field Museum:

This was the best attraction on our visit. Very good place to take kids of all ages to. Definitely do the tours to gain most knowledge.

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3
Good Historical Museum
By Sunshine Verified Reviewer from Des Moines, Iowa on
Pros:
Educational, Historical, Easy access, Friendly staff
Cons:
Long Line,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations The Field Museum:

It was easy to get in with the card, however, we did have to wait quite some time in line so that we could retreive our tickets to the "underground exhibit." We were not the only ones in this situation. Everyone with advanced tickets was stuck in the normal line. Overall, it was worth the wait. We enjoyed the exhibits and we really liked the jewels section, Egyptian artifacts, and the underground soil exhibit. We took a few pictures but would likely not return here.

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5
better than the NY's
By Bekkynet Verified Reviewer from Mexico city on
Pros:
Very complete
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations The Field Museum:

i've visited many museums arounf the world an this is by far the best and mos complete museum of this kund,Natural History, cultures!

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5
Great Museum
By difort Verified Reviewer from Ohio on
Pros:
Extensive Indian display, One of the best
Cons:
Not the easiest to find,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations The Field Museum:

We went for about a half-day. We could have stayed longer. Great museum with lots of interesting exhibits! Would go again.

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5
Baby Mammoth!
By bfallon Verified Reviewer from San Antonio, TX on
Pros:
Great museum, Awesome exhibits, Informational, No waiting in lines
Cons:
none,
Best Uses:
Unique exhibits,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations The Field Museum:

Amazing museum and the best part was not having to wait in lines! The exhibits were awesome and so informative.

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  • Open year-round
  • Good for families
  • Parking available
  • Restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • Disabled access
  • Reservations not required

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At a Glance

Address

1400 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL
60605

Phone: 312-922-9410

Website: The Field Museum

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