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Field Museum, Chicago

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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 Field Museum on your trip to Chicago, use our Chicago travel route planning app.
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  • Easily one of the best museums I've ever been to. My family spent an entire day, from open to close and barely scratched the surface of what was available to see there. The exhibits were fascinating.....  more
    Easily one of the best museums I've ever been to. My family spent an entire day, from open to close and barely scratched the surface of what was available to see there. The exhibits were fascinating.....  more »
  • The Field Museum never gets old. The underground experience and Sue are definite musts. The Field coupled with The Shedd makes for a perfect day. 
    The Field Museum never gets old. The underground experience and Sue are definite musts. The Field coupled with The Shedd makes for a perfect day.  more »
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  • I was here for Lunar New Year. It was fantastic! It's rare to go to a museum and see so much, and for there still to be more worth seeing. The overall experience was phenomenal, and as a dinosaur lover I was overjoyed to see Sue, the Tyrannosaurus. The exhibits were well curated and thoughtfully arranged. They had a performance for the holiday I only caught the end of because we stopped in as a last minute idea while we were in town. The entire museum was clean and tidy. The 3D movie we watched was surprisingly really high quality, significantly better than I expected from a museum's Theater! My niece and nephew loved being 'shrunk down' to check out soil from a way smaller perspective, and I found it super interesting. There was just enough hands on stuff to keep the kiddos entertained, while I got to get lost in reading and learning about everything. The Native section was sobering, especially looking through all the cultures represented and re-learning about all the terrible atrocities they were put through. It's well represented and in a way that's easily digestible, without shying away from the truth of the matter. I would highly recommend going as a family, or even by yourself if you enjoy learning or sharing knowledge with others.
  • The Field Museum is a must-see attraction. We spent about five hours here and we sped through a decent amount of the exhibits. There‚Äôs nothing that I can say here that will prepare you for the pure size of this place. So many exhibits just keep going and going. We had the City Pass which got us into all of the exhibits. We had a quick bite to eat at the cafe. There are a lot of vending machines and drinks available throughout. Wear comfy shoes because you will walk a lot!

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