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The Field Museum, Chicago

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The Field Museum contains permanent exhibits that range from the earliest fossils to present cultures around the world. Attracting nearly 2 million visitors each year, the museum houses a collection of over 20 million anthropological and cultural artifacts from distant corners of the globe. The museum includes the Tyrannosaurus Rex named "Sue," the best-preserved fossil ever discovered. Named after the person who found it in 1990, the fossil stands 4 m (13 ft) tall and is 67 million years old. You can also visit the exhibit recreating an Egyptian burial chamber, which contains 23 real mummies, and a section devoted to the natural habitats of animals and insects living underground. To visit The Field Museum on your trip to Chicago, use our Chicago travel route planning app .
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  • Came here to see Sue the T. rex. It is an amazing museum you could spend all day at. The evolution exhibit of life on earth is amazing. Could go on and on about specific exhibits, they are all great. ...  more »
  • I’ve waited my whole life to see a dinosaur exhibit like this, and I only live 4 hours away. Fantastic museum, from what I was able to take in over a short time. Interesting 3D movie, gem exhibit was ...  more »
  • I have been here twice and this museum is awesome if you are a fan of history or science. This time I went to the Chinese and Meso-America exhibits. They were very interesting with displays to read an...  more »
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  • Field Museum was a great experience. A lot of varied exhibits that were interesting and educational. Of the must-see exhibits my favorite is the Tsavo lions. There is something for everyone here. Appropriate for both children and adults. Had been several years since I had been to visit, and we really enjoyed it. While there are many permanent exhibits, they seem to do well with bringing in a great collection of relevant new material. Can't go wrong with a visit here.
  • We stopped in specifically to visit the dinosaur features. Sue, the T-Rex was being reassembled in her new display location, which has a window where you can watch the activity. The main hall is extraordinarily spacious, with a host of other activities. It is well worth the price of admission, so make sure you budget the time to see their variety of displays.
  • This is, by far, one of the best museums I have ever been to! My husband, 10 yr old daughter, and I stayed from 9:30am to 4:30 pm and ended up only seeing half of the entire museum. I'm sure you could get through a little quicker if you don't pay much attention to the amazing details of each exhibit - but it is REALLY hard not to! The staff, the food, the exhibits - all wonderful! We can't wait to visit Chicago again and go back to the Field Museum to view the remaining half we didn't have time for!
  • You can spend the whole day here exploring. There are 3 tiers of admission. We did the least expensive option (~$24/person) and did not get to see everything in the 4 hours we were there. The more expensive options include a movie and ticketed exhibits, but again, we did not even get to see everything available in the 4 hours. They do offer a gifts shop near the entrance and a cafeteria downstairs should you want to a bite to eat.
  • Such a fascinating museum! We came here to see the mummy exhibit which was incredible! There were so many other fun and interesting exhibits to check out so we actually ended up going through them all. The dinosaur exhibit was also really interesting and featured a ton of really cool facts.

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