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Field Museum

1400 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605-2827
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    Pasquale Iannino Jr.
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    5 Feb 19, 2013

    I have always loved the Field Museum . Great classic exhibits and new ones that rotate frequently. Very knowledgeable staff to answer questions too.

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    Becky M.
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    5 Jul 04, 2012

    This is one of the best natural history museums ever. Go here.

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    3 Nov 28, 2013

    Chicago's Field Museum is considered one of the finest natural history museums in the U.S.It became popular when Steven Spielberg shot scenes here in his
    of his Indiana Jones movies.

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    Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)
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    3 Nov 05, 2013

    A little dated. The special exhibitions are great but some of the rooms start to feel like a taxidermy collection. The entry makes for a great event space.

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    Steve Baumgartner
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    4 May 10, 2014

    This should be on everyone's list of things to do in Chicago, and make sure you plan enough time to do it. You can easily be here all day and still not see everything. Parking could be a bit tricky, though, especially if there is a game going on at Soldier's Field next door.

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    Sophia Aduana
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    5 Mar 03, 2014

    Home of the world's largest T-Rex: Sue. Besides that attraction, there's a pretty awesome and permanent exhibit on Egypt. The exhibit showing the taxidermy of seemingly every animal possible is both educational yet slightly creepy depending on who you're with. This is also a good spot to add to your Mold-a-Rama collection...

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    Scott Hampton (@danielodyssey1)
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    4 Feb 16, 2014

    Similar to NYC's American Museum of Natural History, the Field Museum shares equal viewing expectations and great exhibits of various eras and cultures.

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    Liz Behler
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    5 Jan 19, 2014

    After the World's Fair, the Field Museum was born and took residence in the Palace of Fine Arts (now the Museum of Science and Industry), in order to display artifacts from the fair. The museum has since changed locations and has grown to include other notable attractions, such as Sue the dinosaur. In 2013, to commemorate the 120 year anniversary of the fair, the museum opened the vaults, showing rarely seen items from its original collection. Head here before September 7th to experience the exhibit.

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    Kevin Cheng
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    5 Dec 30, 2013

    A tremendous collection of animal taxidermy and fossils are on display in this sprawling museum. Be sure to take a picture with Sue the T-Rex as you come in to the main hall, you can't miss her.

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    Susan Lee
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    4 Dec 30, 2013

    The Field Museum has a very comprehensive collection. Sue, the most complete T-Rex skeleton is the first thing you see when you walk in the doors. There are various exhibits on animals and Indian tribes and a cool exhibit on mummies.

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    Daniel Mason-D'Croz
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    5 Nov 12, 2013

    The field museum is one of my favorite museums that I have ever been to. They have done a great job of presenting history. I really like their Egyptian exhibit.

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    5 Oct 19, 2013

    Not even several mandatory school field trips here when I was a kid could ruin my continuing enjoyment of this natural history wonderland. Be dazzled by the gem hall. Gawk at the dinosaur bones. Learn about the stars or Native American tribes. It's enough to keep you occupied for a dozen rainy days.

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    4 Oct 18, 2013

    A natural history museum in the city's Museum Campus complex near the waterfront, if you're into anthropology or dinosaurs, the Field Museum is a must-see. The building is predictably epic and gorgeous, and kids especially will enjoy the exhibits of bugs, Native American tribes, and enormous lizards.

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    Barbara Kossy
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    5 Oct 16, 2013

    This amazing institution has exhibits and programs on anthropology, botany, geology, paleontology and zoology. They also have a vast collection, amassed over the decades and now used for research. But really it's just a fun place full of very cool stuff and great people. So much goes on there. As I write this they have a show on chocolate, one on the evolving planet, another on Ground Zero and still another on whales.
    I grew up at the Field Museum. It was my favorite museum when I was a kid, and then later while I was in college I was able to work in the Exhibitions Department as an intern.

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    Sarah Kelley
    4 Sep 13, 2013

    Great place to take school-aged kids who are able to read the placards. Not as interactive as a true kids' museum, but the dinosaur and Egyptian exhibits rock!

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    Jenny Weiss
    4 Sep 13, 2013

    The Field Museum is located near the Adler Planetarium and the Shedd Aquarium, which means it's a popular spot for loads of school children on field trips. However, my husband and I find it to be an interesting museum that is also engaging for adults. Some of my favorite exhibits are the Ancient Egypt exhibit and the World of Birds. They also open several new temporary exhibits each year. Definitely recommend a visit -- with or without children!

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    Madeline
    4 Sep 13, 2013

    This is a must-see for anyone who likes dinosaurs. Other than that, it's a gorgeous building with pretty standard - but great - museum exhibits. Lots of taxidermy (aka stuffed real animals) in their habitats. Great for kids ages 4-ish and up. Allow at least a couple of hours if not more and do not try to do the Aquarium and the planetarium on the same day, as conveniently located as they are - it's just too much.

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    Lorrie M
    5 Aug 02, 2013

    I think this is my favorite museum across the entire country :) I love natural history museums and this one is one of the best! There are so many areas I don't know how you can get through it in one day. However, it's not impossible like the American Natural History museum in New York where you literally just feel defeated before you even start to browse through the exhibits.

    I like it because the museum is well situated, it's airy on the outside and open on the inside so you don't feel cramped or suffocated with too many things going on. There are dinosaurs and huge skeletal displays everywhere you turn. My favorite was probably the Asian exhibits because they displayed something unique to this museum as most museums try to go a tribal route whereas this one was a little more modern.

    I would dedicate probably a good day to this museum if you are planning to visit or you will feel like you need to come back and look through the rest.

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    4 Mar 31, 2013

    This is a big museum, so if you want to enjoy everything in it, reserve some serious time exploring it al. The T-Rex is a nice sight to behold!

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    Joseph Coureur
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    4 Feb 07, 2013

    The best thing is the Chagall window in the gem room. It's high on the wall so many people miss it because they don't look up. Most people probably want to see Sue, the T. rex. Don't forget to see the dinosaur outside on the west side of the building.

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4.5 out of 5
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Travel from ancient civilizations through modern times, viewing remnants of bygone cultures and traditions. Get the inside story on Sue, the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur skeleton, or view preserved man-eating lions and other animals. For a truly subterranean experience, check out the Underground Adventure, an exhibit dedicated to soil and how it sustains life.

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