The Field Museum

Chicago, Ill.

 
 

1400 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Ill. 60605
(312) 922-9410
www.fieldmuseum.org
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, environment and culture can be explored. From ancient mummies to endangered plants to the largest T. rex in the world, the Museum boasts a treasury of 30 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 their 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 exhibit China's First Emperor and His Terracotta Warriors, learn more about the impressive army tasked to guard Qin Shihuangdi’s tomb for eternity. In the upcoming exhibition,Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment, see the powerful and diverse work of 11 female photographers who traveled the world to capture stories spanning war zones, tattoo parlors, vast wilderness, big cities, and closed-off communities.

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