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The Field Museum, Chicago

4.5
#3 of 50 in Museums in Chicago
The Field Museum contains permanent exhibits that range from the earliest fossils to present cultures around the world. Attracting nearly 2 million visitors each year, the museum houses a collection of over 20 million anthropological and cultural artifacts from distant corners of the globe. The museum includes the Tyrannosaurus Rex named "Sue," the best-preserved fossil ever discovered. Named after the person who found it in 1990, the fossil stands 4 m (13 ft) tall and is 67 million years old. You can also visit the exhibit recreating an Egyptian burial chamber, which contains 23 real mummies, and a section devoted to the natural habitats of animals and insects living underground. To visit The Field Museum on your trip to Chicago, use our Chicago travel route planning app .
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  • We went to the Field museum with my 8 year old son. He was amazed by the mummy and dinosaur exhibitions. It was totally worth going just for those things. We also checked out exhibitions from Africa a...  more »
  • If you think the price is high, it is worth every penny. If we lived in Chicago I would get a membership, you cannot take it all in a day. Your brain starts to hurt. Entire group enjoyed it.  more »
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  • Wonderful Museum! My 9 year old son absolutely loved it. And I did too. Sue the T-Rex is the most complete skeletal fossil of a T-Rex ever found! Much, much more to see as well. We were there about 4.5 hours and did not see it all! Well worth the money!
  • I went here for a beer festival had had a great time looking around while trying some new brews. I had been here in the past, but the beer festival was a nice twist. The new Sue exhibit was pretty cool too. It had a nice layout and lots to look at and learn. I'll definitely be back for the next beer fest, if I'm not there to check out the rest of the museum before.
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