Field Museum in Brief:
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Field Museum Hours:
Daily: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Last admission at 4 p.m. The Field Museum is open every day except Christmas.
Extended Hours: From Memorial Day to Labor Day, the Field Museum is open from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily.
Field Museum Tickets:
(as of 12/2010, subject to change)
- General Admission (includes museum entry, SUE, Evolving Planet, and Inside Ancient Egypt): Adults, $15; Seniors (ages 65+), Students (with ID), $12; Children (ages 4-11), $10.
- Discovery Pass (general + one special exhibit): Adults, $22; Seniors, Students, $18; Children, $15.
- All Access Pass (general + all special exhibits): Adults, $29; Seniors, Students, $24; Children, $20.
Current Field Museum Exhibits (all are permanent except where noted):
- Animals, Plants, Ecosystems
- Rocks and Fossils
- Dino Zone
- The Americas
- Asia and the Pacific
- Global Themes
- Evolving Planet
- Underground Adventure
- Crown Family Play Lab
About the Field Museum of Natural History:
The Field Museum's first incarnation was in September 16, 1893 as the Columbian Museum of Chicago. Later named the Field Museum in 1905, after its largest benefactor, Marshall Field, it moved to its current location along Chicago's lakefront in 1921.
The Field Museum's collection of biological, anthropological, natural, and historical items is one of the largest and finest in the world with over 20 million specimens. The museum also hosts excellent touring temporary exhibits. Among the highlights of the Field Museum's exhibits are:
SUE - Sue is the largest, most complete, and best preserved Tyrannosaurus rex fossil ever discovered.
Evolving Planet - Evolving Planet spans 4 billion years of life on Earth, and contains videos, displays, fossils, land- and seascapes, and an expanded dinosaur hall.
Underground Adventure - Underground Adventure is a fun exhibit that teaches kids about life under the soil, as they are "transmogrified" to only a half-inch tall!
Inside Ancient Egypt - An extended display of Egyptian artifacts including tombs, mummies and more.
Field Museum Website: http://www.fieldmuseum.org
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