The Field Museum

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 8 publications
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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 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 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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