Travel from ancient civilizations through modern times, viewing remnants of bygone cultures and traditions at The Field ... More
The Field Museum
Travel from ancient civilizations through modern times, viewing remnants of bygone cultures and traditions at The Field Museum. Get the inside story on Sue, the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaur skeleton, or view preserved man-eating lions and other animals. For a truly subterranean experience, check out the Underground Adventure, an exhibit dedicated to soil and how it sustains life, or just relax at one of several places to eat. Free for members, teachers and military personnel. Chicago residents receive a discount. See website for online ticketing, visitor guide, and extended hours.
I visited the Field museum because the King Tut exhibit was there, and it was awesome...The museum is beautiful and had several African exhibits which were beautiful...I would definitely recommend the field museum and I can't wait to go back.
First of all, don't go to see King Tut without reserving your tickets - It's a long wait for the next available opening. And be ready for the crush when you do get in. They let in way too many people at one time, making it a very slow and tedious tour. they'd do much better to have the patrons file past the exhibits, letting everyone see everything, but the way they have it, with exhibits set out all over, it can allow greedy viewers to gather around their favorites and deny the casual observer even the tiniest look. And if you're in a wheelchair, like one of our group was, save your money and stay home. The exhibits are too high and the overhead lighting too badly angled to get a good look at anything without the glare destroying your experience. Out of ten, I'd give the tour a three, just because it's too crowded and too poorly laid out.
The staff was very rude from the start to the end. They all seemed to hate the job they had. The King T exhibit was a 1 out of 10. It felt as though the items on disply were from the bottom of the barrel. There was no organiation to the tour and for $25 per peson I would think you would get more of a show.
Don't bother with this museum until they figure out how to run the place.
great place to visit with family but try to avoid going with small children, i went with my baby and although he behaved it was a hassel having to deal with the stroller. other than that, strongly recommend visits to the museum, very beautiful and full of things to discover
Got into the museum with Go Chicago Card- Neat place!
By A Yahoo Contributor, 8/8/06
I visited the Field Museum with my family at first I thought about seeing the King Tut Exhibit but then read reviews that the King Tut exhibit was a bust! King Tut's mask wasn't even there. Instead I bought the Go Chicago Card and bypassed the long line so that I could get inside the general area. My family had a great time exploring on a somewhat rainy day and I thought the experience was very special for my family. We took lots of photos.
I went primarily to see King Tut and Auschwitz displays. I was traveling with my two grown children & 2 grandchildren. The visit was quite stressful due to hoardes of children on field trips... all seemingly unattended: running, shouting, pushing, etc. I was prepared for alot of children being there as it was summer, but NOT for them being as disruptive as these groups were. Still, the museum is terrific and I would recommend it.
Bypassed the line with Go Chicago Card--Outstanding Museum
By A Yahoo Contributor, 7/28/06
WOW. I've seen this museums like three times. Most recently I used a Go Chicago Card I bought while a buddy of mine was in town and it really made the difference. During the Summer the museum generally starts getting longer lines but i was able to jump ahead with the Go Chicago Card.
Inside I was amazed at the exhibits--we didn't do King Tut--I heard they didn't have the mask or any of the prize pieces (I guess they're still in Egypt) but if you have time to roam around. I still love the Lions of Tsavo--every time I see them I can't believe they are the same maneating lions from the stories.
Don't let anyone tell you this museum is dull. If you take your time and really take in the exhibits--read the signs and take your time you'll find some really special things.
Saw the Tut exhibit which was great and well organized. The museum is very large and takes all day to go through, not real good for small children. Hope you like crowds because it gets very busy but I would recommend it to anyone. It is great for a break from the heat and a full day of entertainment. It was worth every penny.
We traveled to Chicago to see the King Tut exhibit at the Field Museum. It was absolutely terrific! It was everything we had hoped for and more. I definitely recommend the audio tour. We stayed at a local hotel and got a King Tut package, which included VIP tickets. These were great because there is no stated entrance time and you can avoid some of the lines.
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