The Field Museum

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4.5/5 6 Reviews
Insider Tip: During spring breaks, summers, holidays, and special occasions, the Museum frequently extends or shortens hours. Please check the website or call for details.
Gate Prices Adult $25.00
Child $18.00

With over 100 years of collecting, cataloging, and curating under its belt, The Field Museum is one of the most prominent natural history museums in the country.

It’s conveniently located on Chicago’s Museum Campus, alongside Shedd Aquarium and the Adler Planetarium, and is one the top family attractions in the city.

Renowned for its state-of-the-art exhibits, interactive galleries, and impressive collections of specimens big and small, The Field Museum is the best place to explore the wonders of the natural world in Chicago.

Exhibition Highlights

SUE the T. rex: Get an up-close look at the largest, most complete T. rex in the world.

Underground Adventure: Visitors can ‘shrink’ to the size of a bug and explore everything at one hundred times its normal size.

The Tsavo Lions: Learn all about Africa’s famous man-eating lions of Tsavo that inspired the famous film The Ghost and the Darkness.

Inside Ancient Egypt: Descend into an ancient Egyptian tomb where 23 Egyptian mummies and 5,000 year old hieroglyphics reside.

Evolving Planet: Wander through 4 billion years of life on Earth through the land of the dinosaurs and check out the McDonald Fossil Prep lab where The Field Museum’s fossils are prepared for display.

DNA Discovery Center: Watch research firsthand and observe scientists extract DNA from various creatures and ask questions.

Grainger Hall of Gems: See exquisite rare jewels and gold objects in one of the largest collections of gems and stones in the world.

Enjoy the following with your Go Chicago® Card:

All permanent exhibitions (listed above)

Underground Adventure: shrink down to 1/100th of your size (smaller than a penny) and get a bug’s-eye view of the world in a fascinating and educational immersive environment of worm tunnels and soil chambers.

Insider tip: Download The Field Museum’s mobile app to get the most out of your museum visit with exclusive content and even curated tours.

The Go Chicago® Card is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility, which includes discount Field Museum tickets, plus admission to many more top attractions

Getting In

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

Hours

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

During spring breaks, summers, holidays, and special occasions, the Museum frequently extends or shortens hours. Please check the website or call for details.

Closings

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

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.

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.

 

Reviews for The Field Museum

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[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

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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[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

Awesome!
By Purple Nurple Verified Reviewer from Huron Twp., MI on
Pros:
Sue The T-rex, Interesting, Tour Guides, Mummy Display
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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[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

Good Historical Museum
By Sunshine Verified Reviewer from Des Moines, Iowa on
Pros:
Historical, Easy access, Educational, 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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[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

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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Great Museum
By difort Verified Reviewer from Ohio on
Pros:
One of the best, Extensive Indian display
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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[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

Baby Mammoth!
By bfallon Verified Reviewer from San Antonio, TX on
Pros:
Awesome exhibits, Informational, Great museum, 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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