Field Museum

Chicago, Ill.


1400 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Ill. 60605
(312) 922-9410
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Last admission at 4 p.m. Closed Christmas day.
Admission: $13-$31; visit website for pricing structure. Discounts available to Chicago residents

Exhibits related to science, environment and culture can be explored. From ancient mummies to endangered plants to a complete T. rex, the Museum boasts a treasury of 27 million specimens. The Crown Family PlayLab has six themed play areas and is perfect for younger kids. Kids can dig up dinosaur bones, grind corn in a pueblo and play instruments. The PlayLab offers family bathrooms, stroller parking, infant zones and a staffed reception desk. Many other areas of the Museum also offer interactive elements for children, who can find out what their name looks like in Egyptian hieroglyphs, test your strength as both a small and large animal stuck in an ice-age tar pit, digitally search for birds in the rainforest, or 'Meet a Scientist' every Friday in Stanley Field Hall. In the exhibition, Vikings, go beyond the legend of brutal warriors and learn the truth about the Vikings. Discover why–even 1,000 years later–Viking culture still captivates our imagination.  in the upcoming exhibition, Mammoths and Mastodons, journey back in time to walk among larger-than-life creatures in an exhibition so captivating it has returned to The Field Museum due to popular demand.

Upcoming Events

Identification Day

September 12, 2015

Ongoing events

Mammoths and Mastodons

May 30, 2015 - September 13, 2015

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