At The Field Museum you can learn about 4,6 billion years of natural history and see fascinating exhibitions which cover various themes: dinosaurs, Ancient Americans, Ancient Egypt, gems, plants, animals, Africa, Asia and more.
The museum also has special exhibitions. When we visited, some of the special exhibitions were Vikings and China, which are rich exhibitions too and it takes a few hours if you want to explore it in more detail and dedicate time to read some of the information. One thing I really admired is the interactive element which makes it appropriate for kids too. Some of the information is put into short, informative videos and cartoons to make it attractive and easy to watch and understand for everyone.
The museum is the home of the biggest T-Rex skeleton in the world- Sue, named after the archeologist who discovered her.
The staff is friendly and willing to help, they offer great customer service.
If you can, dedicate two days to visit the museum or at least a full day, from 9 to 5, because there is a lot to see. When I visited with my boyfriend, it took us three hours only to see the Ancient Americans exhibition.
Students should take their student ID with them for discount. Chicago residents should have ID with them too for resident discount.
Purchase a city pass online, from the museum’s website or from the visitor’s office located in the city. With the city pass, you can purchase access to more Chicago museums and save money on tickets. The pass is available 9 days.
The museum is located at 1400 South Lake Shore, next to the Shedd Aquarium and Alder Planetarium. You can get there using:
-the city bikes, just follow the lake front bike trail.
-the bus- you can use buses number 146 and 130.
– the city train until the Roosevelt Red Line Stop
-the subway- the red, orange and green line offer connections with bus number 146