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INFO Part of the Chicago’s Museum Campus on the lake, the Field Museum of Natural History developed from the city’s World Columbian Exhibition in 1893. The Field Museum’s neo-classical building holds exhibits devoted to the... ... read more

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The Field Museum Information

Part of the Chicago’s Museum Campus on the lake, the Field Museum of Natural History developed from the city’s World Columbian Exhibition in 1893. The Field Museum’s neo-classical building holds exhibits devoted to the natural sciences and anthropology – think mummies, wooly mammoths, and fossils.

The main lobby is home to the museum’s unofficial mascot, “Sue,” the best-preserved and most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton ever found. The soaring lobby gives access to two floors, with exhibits split into categories such as mammals in their habitats, ancient Egypt, and the cultures of different parts of the world. Working laboratories are viewable to the public, letting visitors spy in on scientists as they actually work on preserving fossils and extracting DNA.

Revolving exhibitions at the Field Museum have had themes ranging from Genghis Khan to chocolate. Two King Tut exhibits – one in 1977 and the other in 2006 – brought in millions of visitors to see mummies and treasures rarely seen outside of Egypt.

Basic admission to the Field Museum is $15 for adults, with special exhibitions and visits to the 3-D movie theater costing extra. An all-access pass to the museum is $29 for adults. The museum has a café, and all parking is in the Soldier Field lot.

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Beautiful Exhibits at The Field Museum
Martika R. Aug 6, 2013
I visited The Field Museum in Chicago in Fall of 2009, and I was starstruck. I've never seen such a beautifully constructed museum in my life! There were so many people there; it was very easy to get lost from your group. You can feel the ambiance in the rooms of ancient artifacts, dinosaurs, and Egyptian showcases. If you have the desire to see extremely neat things, then The Field Museum is a must see! You'll never want to leave.
Beautiful Exhibits at The Field Museum
Martika R. Aug 6, 2013
I visited The Field Museum in Chicago in Fall of 2009, and I was starstruck. I've never seen such a beautifully constructed museum in my life! There were so many people there; it was very easy to get lost from your group. You can feel the ambiance in the rooms of ancient artifacts, dinosaurs, and Egyptian showcases. If you have the desire to see extremely neat things, then The Field Museum is a must see! You'll never want to leave.
The Field Museum is a Chicago crowd pleaser
Cynthia V. Jul 5, 2013
The Field Museum is a Chicago must see. It is a great place to mingle and learn about the fascinating history behind several exhibits including, Sue, Chicago's very own T-REX. Visitors can learn about everything from ancient Egypt to the Ice Age. Hundreds of historical artifacts on-hand to empower your imagination about what life was during previous times. Become a member and you can enjoy more then the architecture and exhibits. You can go behind-the-scenes into the back alleys and offices of the Field Museums' very own Scientists. Enjoy member nights with cultural performances and a glass of wine ( Sold only on members night's). The field museum is not to be missed. The Field Museum sits right along Lake Michigan. You will have several hits to twitter, Instagram and Facebook when you post photos of the incredible architecture and location of the Field museum. Have fun and enjoy learning.
One of Chicago's must see's!
Whitney C. May 4, 2013
The Field Museum is an exhibition on exhibition of some of the world's greatest wonders! I would recommend anyone, any age to go and explore on of Chicago's finest museums. Located in the heart of Chicago, I believe the field museum is both affordable and entertaining.
A super sweet natural and human history museum
Craig B. Dec 11, 2012
I was lucky enough to get assigned to go to the Field Museum as part of an intro to biology class (yes, I went to a liberal arts school). The commute was easy enough and uneventful, but when I got there I was impressed before I got inside. The architecture was amazing (I'm a sucker for columns and need to visit Greece). I was happy to find that the exhibits run the gamut of kid-friendly and intellectually rigorous. It's simply a matter of taking your time and asking questions of the uniformed staff. And if they don't happen to know the answer, they'll take you over to a desk and get it for you. Very cool.
Wonderful museum with great special exhibits
Christina W. Dec 10, 2012
I first went to the Field Museum when I was about 3 years old, and I completely fell in love with the dinosaurs. To this day, I love the Museum and their dinosaurs and everything else about it! The museum offers a great collection of natural history exhibitions, including some really great exhibits on the Native Americans of the Midwest. They also have Sue, the T-Rex! The special exhibits at the Field Museum have always been great as well. They once had a “beginnings of the earth” exhibit that started from the Big Bang and went all the way until the modern day, showing how the Earth changed over time. It was really cool. They also had a killer mummies exhibit! This is definitely worth a visit, weather you area tourist or a local!
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