This museum is so cool, the Indiana Jones made it his home base. The two leading ladies of archeology welcome you into the place; the friendly Tyrannosaur skeleton named Sue and the oldest human fossil on record, Lucy. With twenty million items on exhibit, the museum is impossible to cover comprehensively in one day; nor should you want to. Each display is a story in itself, outlining curious and precious points of human history. When you’re visiting, make sure to have identified beforehand exactly what it is that you’d like to explore. The evolution exhibit is a must see. And if you like stones, the diamonds on display here will make your jaw drop. Create a detailed plan to visit Field museum of Natural History using Chicago trip planner.
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We went here in July. After touring Soldier Field all morning this place was awesome. It's quite spacious inside even for a very busy day. We walked almost all of the museum and had a great time. The Bistro Bar had a wide assortment of hot and cold food. plenty of snacks and drinks. everything seemed clean and well taken care of. I would definitely recommend a visit. You should plan on at least three hours. If your are going to see some of the shows / movies I would add some time to your visit.
Had always loved this place as a child! Now as an adult I appreciate it, and love it even more. As a child I loved to see the Egyptian exhibit and the animals/ birds, dinosaurs. Now as an adult I can truly appreciate it all. The superb collections of Native American history. They have an exhibit from Rhonda Holy Bear; whose art is mind blowing! Remember feeling scared as a child seeing the Native American carved masks and it is quite dark in those rooms. That is to preserve the collections. Even exhibits you might deem boring at first sight are fascinating once you get into it. For example the plants exhibit I thought were just old dusty exhibits. On second glance , it shows how humans have used them and they have helped society as medicines, textiles, food, etc. This museum leaves you with a sense of awe and wonder. I don't think any natural museum in the world can beat it! Yes, even you Smithsonian!
Had a great time here with the family. The field museum is always a great idea if you're looking for something to do. It's right across the street from Soldier Field me being a big bears fan that's a plus also The Jurassic world exhibit is far better Then the dinosaur exhibit at Brookfield zoo but it's only around for a couple more months so hurry & enjoy!!!
Really disappointed... The price of tickets and parking was astronomical. So many of the exhibits charged extra, so much that I don't think it was worth it. It's a beautiful building, but the exhibits we had time to go through were clearly outdated. There was a large amount of interesting items but the information given was always lacking. I finally had to force myself to stop reading because it felt like I was getting nothing out of it. I also would start reading something only to realize I had just read it on a different plaque a few feet back and some of the plaques were barely legible in the light. The exhibits also had a very poor flow, I had a hard time figuring out exactly which direction to go in and had to backtrack constantly to see everything. THEN, there was some kind of private event that was being set up during regular museum hours in the main lobby. It must've started relatively soon after closing hours because employees were extra aggressive in getting us out ASAP. It gave the feeling of "We have your money, now get out!" I expected such a large museum with excessive fees to be on the cutting edge of museum design. Sadly it felt more like a cabinet of curiosities.
I have grown up visiting this museum and they are always adding something new! It is so fascinating and and so informative. They literally have every possible exhibit that you could imagine and it is so neatly organized and clean. Definitely worth taking a day if you are in Chicago.