The 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: $16-$38; visit website for pricing structure. Discounts available to Chicago residents

Exhibits related to science, the environment and culture can be explored. From ancient mummies to endangered plants to a almost fully complete T. rex, the museum boasts a treasury of 30 million artifacts and specimens.  The Crown Family PlayLab has six themed play areas and is perfect for  younger kids. Children can dig up dinosaur bones, grind corn in a pueblo and put on animal costumes. 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 names looks like in Egyptian hieroglyphs, put together a huge floor map of Africa, or dissect an owl pellet to find out what the bird ate. New in March 2016: China's First Emperor and His Terracotta Warriors. And don't miss The Greeks–Agamemnon to Alexander the Great. Before your visit, download one of the Family Adventure Tours or pick one up  at the museum's Information desks to help children make the most of the exhibitions. Food is available in the museum at several restaurants, or pack a lunch to eat in the cafeteria. Public parking lots are nearby and the museum is easily accessible by public transportation.

Ongoing events

PlayLab Accessibility Days

FREEOctober 25, 2016 - May 9, 2017

Specimens: Unlocking the Secrets of Life

March 10, 2017 - January 8, 2018

Jurassic World: The Exhibition

May 26, 2017 - September 4, 2017

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