The Field Museum All-Access Pass

You’ll get to experience literally billions of years of natural history as you explore The Field Museum’s many galleries and exhibits. Featuring more than 35 permanent exhibits and SUE, the world’s most complete (and most famous!) T. rex, this world-renowned natural history museum is an absolute must-do.
  • Adult gate price $31.00
  • Child gate price $21.00
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Trust us: You don't want to skip a museum where you magically 'shrink' to the size of a bug to explore Underground Adventure, 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.

Established in 1893, The Field Museum in Chicago features exhibits for everyone to enjoy. In addition to SUE, the Museum also allows visitors to explore the McDonald Fossil Prep lab where The Field Museum’s fossils are prepared for display. Visitors can also watch real research firsthand at the DNA Discovery Center where they can observe scientists extract DNA from different creatures and ask questions.

The Grainger Hall of Gems 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 All Access Pass entitles you to entry into:

  • The Machine Inside: Biomechanics (4.12.14-1.4.15)
  • Opening the Vaults: Wonders of the 1893 World's Fair (10.25.13-9.17.14)
  • Tiny Giants 3D(5.23.14-12.31.14)
  • Before the Dinosaurs: Tracking the Reptiles of Pangea (12.9.13-2.1.15)
  • Bunky Echo-Hawk: Modern Warrior (9.27.13-6.7.15)
  • Titans of the Ice Age 3D (11.9.12-12.31.14)

For the most up to date information on temporary exhibits, visit www.fieldmuseum.org/happening/exhibits/browse.

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
  • The Underground Adventure
  • Inside Ancient Egypt
  • Evolving Planet
  • The Ancient Americas
  • Dioramas
  • DNA Discovery Center
  • McDonald’s Fossil Prep Lab
  • The Regenstein Laboratory

Be sure not to miss the Field Museum when deciding which sights to see in the City of Chicago. It is truly one of the world's great museums.

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Phone: 312-922-9410

Address

1400 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605

Hours

The Museum's regular public hours are 9:00 am - 5:00 pm every day except Christmas Day. Last admission at 4:00 pm. All times CST.

All hours are subject to change without notice.

Closings

Christmas Day. All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.
  • Open year-round
  • Good for families
  • No parking available
  • No restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • Disabled access
  • Reservations not required

Address

1400 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605

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 (312) 836-7000.

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.

Skip the ticket line!

For fastest access to the Museum, enter the Museum at the south entrance and proceed to the will-call desk.

Tip: During Spring Breaks, summers, holidays, and special occasions, the Museum frequently extends or shortens hours. Please check the website or call for details.

With the exception of "Underground Adventure," special exhibits are not included. Additional admission upgrade may be paid at Museum based on availability.

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