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The Field Museum

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Address: 1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2827
Phone Number: +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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Old stuff can be very COOL!

As a member of this great museum, I challenge everyone who has never visited to do so! It has so much to offer every age and gender. Take your time because it has so many hidden... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 April 2016
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New York City, New York
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96 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

I enjoy natural history and I love the natural history museum in NYC, so I wanted to check this museum out. It started out good with Sue in the main part of the museum, but honestly that was the only good thing about the entire museum. It was weirdly empty.. not sure if it's always like that or just when... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

As a member of this great museum, I challenge everyone who has never visited to do so! It has so much to offer every age and gender. Take your time because it has so many hidden gems packed into every corner. Staff is always around to explain exhibits, making the visit special. Becoming a member is well worth the price... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

TONNES of stuff to see. Recommend you span it over 3 half days if you want to see it all. The Tarachata Warriors exhibit was smaller than I expected but very interesting. The other main-stay exhibits were great too, but too numerous for us to have the stamina to see them all. Great museum though and would be interesting for... More 

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Visit Sue the T-Rex has been the dream for my 9-year-old son since he was 5. Finally we got to meet her for his 9-year-old birthday. Other than the numerous dinosaurs, we got to see the exhibit of Terracotta warriors all the way from China. How lucky!3-D movies are great too. We will definitely come back to see Sue again.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Saw the terra cotta soldier display. Great display that whets the appetite to see the army in China. You could spend the entire day at this museum and not see everything. Great for all ages. Sue the dinosaur, ancient peoples of the Americas. We just scratched the surface.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Stopped in Chicago and had to make the stop at The Field Museum. So much history and not enough time we spent two hours on the dinosaur and evolution section not leaving us anytime for anything else. Make sure to plan ahead as the museum has a strict 5 pm close time.

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Muncie, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is a must see for anyone visiting Chicago. My husband and I spent over 3 hours here and only left because we needed to get to the next attraction during our trip. We got no where close to seeing everything. With all of the various exhibits, this museum has 3 floors full of things to see. Our first stop... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Expensive, but beautiful. Attendees over age 3 will pay something like $26 dollars adults were $38. I thought the exhibits were done well, but I don't frequent them enough to be a good judge. My kids may have been a little too young for this one (ages 2&3) but they did really love the dinosaur exhibit. That seemed to be... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

I visited The Field Museum last weekend. The building itself is worth the trip! Beautiful! Great exhibits! I would definitely return!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

How do ordinary non-tourists afford to go here? Lots of interesting collections, but paying the entrance fee was almost as complicated as financing a new car purchase...couldn't some foundation, sponsor or government agency underwrite admission fees?

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