1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, Illinois, 60605 | Visit Website | Category: Attractions
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The Field Museum Chicago
Focusing on natural history, the Field Museum opens doors onto fascinating science and world cultures for visitors of every age. Perhaps the most popular exhibit is the Evolving Planet, where dinosaurs rule as they did ages ago! Other exhibits include artifacts from Ancient Egypt and the Ancient Americas displays. In the D3D Cinema, Titans of the Ice Age is a thrilling 3D movie that introduces creatures of the cold like wooly mammoths, saber-tooth cats, and dire wolves.
Open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Dec. 25.
Entry fees: Adults-$25, Seniors (65 )/ Students (w/ID)-$15, Children (3-11)-$13
Dozin's with the Dinos
1893 World's Fair
Crown Family PlayLab
Bistro and café dining
Schools and Education
Naturally, the Field Museum is a popular destination for school field trips. The Museum also offers professional development programs for teachers and educators. A program especially for teens called “Take the Field” encourages youth in a variety of science and technology workshops.
Fun for Kids
Fun self-guided tour packets geared towards the youngest visitors can be downloaded from the Museum’s website in advance. Every Friday, Field Museum scientists are available in the Stanley Field Hall to share information about the collections. When the little ones need a break, head to the Crown Family PlayLab, a play space that encourages creativity.
Is parking available at the museum?
There are two main facilities. East Museum Lot is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Soldier Field North Garage is open from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily. Rates are $19 for 4 hours or $22 for up to 12 hours. Other options are lots next to Adler Planetarium and the Waldron Garage on Soldier Field’s south side.
What are some current museum events?
Spend a unique campout right in the Field Museum! Dozin’ with Dinos is a special family package that includes prowling the museum under the cover of night, listening to bedtime stories, and sleeping right by the exhibits. Opening the Vaults: Wonders of the 1893 World’s Fair is a special exhibit that revisits the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, which took place when the Field Museum first opened!