The Field Museum was founded to house the biological and anthropological collections assembled for the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893. One of the largest Natural History museums in the world, its nearly 2 million visitors a year witness a extensive array of high quality exhibitions with subjects ranging from the earliest fossils and cultures to interactive attractions focused on the modern conservation needs of the world today.There are over 24 million specimens housed here and over 275,000 books, journals, photo archives as well as travelling exhibitions that rotate yearly.
The Field is famously home to the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton in the world named Sue after the paleontologist who discovered it, Sue Hendrickson. Sue was purchased by the Field Museum for $7.6 million in 1997 and has been a Chicago icon ever since.
Daily, closed Christmas Day
9:00am – 5:00pm, last admission at 4:00 pm
The closest L station is Roosevelt (Red, Orange and Green lines)
Public Entrance Fees
Adults - $22
Children - $15
Seniors & Students - $19