The Field Museum

History Museum
1400 S Lake Shore Dr (at McFetridge Dr)
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 922-9410
Monday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday
9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday
9:00am - 5:00pm

Tips

  • The museum was incorporated in 1893 as the Columbian Museum of Chicago, but the name was changed in 1905 to Field Museum of Natural History to better reflect its focus on the natural sciences.
  • See Sue. She's big. I mean really big.
  • Say hello to Sue.
  • Toward the middle end of the Egypt exhibit, once down on the Ground Level Floor, see if you can find the Michael Jackson bust!
  • Always wanted to meet Sue
  • Go to the Hall of Gems and see the Tiffany Mermaid window in the newly designed area
  • Look at all the history.
  • This museum's centerpiece is a flying machine whose size and reputation dwarfs all others. It is the Hughes H-4 Hercules, the largest aircraft to be built almost entirely from wood.
  • What are you waiting for? Grab some 3D Glasses and come check out my movie upstairs!
  • Excelente!!! Depois de visitar vrios museus de histria natural e sair um bocado entediada deles, nem estava pensando em visitar este. Ainda bem q fui! Eu ADOREI!
  • Leave yourself plenty of time to go here because there is so much cool stuff. Don't miss the evolution exhibit, the dinosaurs were so interesting. And thr giant sloth!
  • Kids will love exploring the dinosaur and mummy exhibits in this massive, old building on the water.
  • We just found out that we won the 10th annual Americas Best Restroom contest, sponsored by Cintas Corp.! Visit the ground floor to see the award-winning facilities.
  • The signs don't advertise it but the basic admission is only $15 don't be fooled by the upsell
  • Chicago-based jeweler, Laura Lombardi, compares The Field Museum to the Museum of Natural History in her hometown of NYC. Not only that,but this spot is on her list of top 7 must-see sites in Chicago!
  • The permanent 'Traveling the Pacific' collections islander artifacts include an outrigger canoe displayed on a daydream-inducing fake beach.
  • Blow on down to The Field Museum on this windy Thursday and say hello to SUE the T.Rex.
  • Just.do.it.
  • Love this Museum.
  • Established in 1893 to house collections from the Chicago Worlds Fair, it is one of the largest Natural History museums in the world. Must see: Sue, the most complete and well-preserved T-Rex to date.

Nearby places

1200 S Lake Shore Dr (at Solidarity Dr)
1400 S Lake Shore Dr (at the Field Museum)
1410 S Museum Campus Dr (btwn McFetridge Dr & Waldron Dr)