The Field Museum

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 8 publications
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Badge@2x 94


say expert reviewers

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8 expert recommendations



Lions and tigers and bears are the main attraction at this huge natural history museum, filled with interactive exhibits about planet Earth.


Fodor's Tick@2x Choice

More than 400,000 square feet of exhibit space fill this gigantic museum, which explores cultures and environments from around the world. Full review →


Frommer's 34

Is it any wonder that Steven Spielberg thought the Field Museum of Natural History was a suitable home turf for the intrepid archaeologist and adventurer hero of his Indiana Jones movies? Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick@2x Top Choice

The mammoth Field Museum houses everything but the kitchen sink – beetles, mummies, gemstones, Bushman the stuffed ape. Full review →


Michelin Guide 55

This world-class natural history institution occupies a suitably grand place at the south end of Grant Park. Full review →

Don't miss the glittering specimens in the newly opened Grainger Hall of Gems.

Not For Tourists

Go to see Sue, world's largest known T. Rex; stay for the jam-packed halls of vaguely macabre taxidermy. Full review →


Time Out

This massive natural history museum still packs ’em in with more than 30 permanent exhibitions covering 300,000 square feet. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

While most museums have a firm “do not touch” policy, the Field is hands-on and kid-friendly. Full review →

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