The Field Museum

1400 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605- Map It
(312) 922-9410

AAA Editor Notes

The Field Museum, across from Grant Park at 1400 S. Lake Shore Dr., ranks among the world's foremost museums of natural sciences. Established in 1893, the Beaux Arts-style building houses exhibits consisting of world-renowned collections of more than 30 million artifacts and specimens. The museum serves as an international center for public learning and scientific study of the world's diverse environments and cultures. Exhibits include SUE: The Largest and Most Complete T. rex; Africa; Underground Adventure; Inside Ancient Egypt; and Grainger Hall of Gems. The Crown Family PlayLab is designed for families with children ages 2-6. Evolving Planet illustrates 4 billion years of evolution and includes a dinosaur hall. The Ancient Americas covers 13,000 years of human history in the western hemisphere and features displays highlighting several mighty empires. The Cyrus Tang Hall of China exhibit examines Chinese history and culture. The Restoring Earth exhibit explores conservation through discovery and adventure. A scientist in the DNA Discovery Center explains what DNA is and how cutting-edge genetic research is conducted. The Grainger Science Hub offers visitors an opportunity to view rotating scientific research displays and meet with educators and scientists to learn about their work. Special exhibitions are held throughout the year. Guided tours are available. Food is available. Time: Allow 4 hours minimum.
$22; $19 (ages 65+ and students with ID); $15 (ages 3-11). Discovery Pass combination ticket with one special ticketed exhibition or 3-D movie $29; $25 (ages 65+ and students with ID); $20 (ages 3-11). All-Access Pass with all special ticketed exhibitions and one 3-D movie $35; $30 (ages 65+ and students with ID); $24 (ages 3-11).
Station: Museum Campus/11th Street
Hours: Daily 9-5. PlayLab open Thurs.-Mon. 10-4. Last admission 1 hour before closing. Closed Christmas.