Visiting The Field Museum – Discount Admission, Tips & More

The Field Museum is one of the best family-friendly attractions in Chicago, covering 460 billion years of natural history under one roof. It was originally founded in 1893 and called the Columbian Museum of Chicago, after the World’s Columbian Exhibition of the same year. It brought together artifacts, objects, and exhibits from the World’s Fair and has preserved them ever since.

It has served as a center for scientific exploration for over 120 years and is one of the most prominent natural history museums in the country, so there’s lots to see and explore. Be sure to use some of these insider tips to make the most of your visit.

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1 . Passe Tudo Incluído Tudo o que você pode fazer. Inclui entrada para dezenas de atrações.

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3 . Construa seu próprio passe - Selecione as atrações que você deseja visitar antes de visitar.

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Dicas para visitar o Museu do Campo

O Field Museum Mobile App apresenta gincanas para crianças e informações adicionais para melhorar a sua visita

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  • Download The Field Museum Mobile Tour App for exclusive content, experiences that will help you make the most of your visit, and curated tours based on an interest or theme of your choice. (Available from the App Store or Google Play.) Insider tip: use the scavenger hunt on the app to keep kids entertained and engaged with the exhibits in the museum!
  • Join in on one of the FREE daily tours led by the museum staff.
    • Museu Highlights Tour: 11 : 00 sou diariamente , Aprender sobre a história do Museu, a maioria das coleções populares e exposições, ea ciência em andamento e pesquisas que estão sendo realizadas. ( 45 - 60 minutos)
    • SUE Talk: 12:00 pm daily, learn about SUE, the world’s largest Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton in the world. (15-20 minutes)
    • Pawnee Earth Lodge: Weekdays, 1:00 – 2:00 pm and Weekends, 10:00 am-4:30 pm, learn about Native American life out west on the Great Plains and walk through a traditional 1800s home of the Pawnee.
    • Additional Tours: Check the online calendar for additional docent-led tours.
  • To save money on admission to The Field Museum, pick up a Go Chicago Card or Chicago Explorer Pass. You can save on combined admission to The Field Museum and other top attractions right in Museum Campus, including the Shedd Aquarium, and Adler Planetarium.
  • Visiting Chicago on a budget? Avoid convenient-but-pricey food options and pack a brown bag lunch, The Field Museum has designated areas in the Siragusa center where visitors can have a snack.
  • Strollers and wheelchairs are available to rent on a first-come, first-served basis.

When to Visit

Like many Chicago attractions, The Field Museum is most popular between mid-morning and early afternoon and on weekends. To avoid the biggest crowds, head to the museum early in the morning, later in the evening, and on a weekday.

We recommend planning to be at the Field Museum for at least 3 hours to explore the exhibits fully.

O que fazer lá

The Field Museum apresenta exposições fascinantes e atrações que cobrem tudo, desde dinossauros, a vida do antigo Egito, a vida dos nativos americanos, para gemas naturais. Alguns destaques de exposição são:

SUE o T. rex

SUE, is the largest, most complete T. rex skeleton ever found in the world

Image credit: The Field Museum

See the world’s largest, most complete Tyrannosaurus rex ever found in the world. SUE the T. rex is 42 feet long from snout to tail and 13 feet tall at the hip.

Examine SUE’s original skull from all angles, even underneath, and learn about what scientists believe caused the holes in her jaws and what new discover a CT scan of her skull revealed.

Outro destaque da exposição é os monitores que descrevem as diferenças entre fato, teoria e especulação com clipes de cultura pop que retratam o conhecimento como científico e compreensão da T. rex tem evoluído ao longo dos anos.

Aventura subterrânea

Formigas da tartaruga a partir da The Field Museum ligar Vimeo .

Reduzir para 1 / 100 th de seu tamanho para obter uma "vista de olhos bug's" do mundo e mergulhar em um ambiente de túneis e câmaras de vermes do solo. Você vai descobrir a diversidade de bug e vida animal que fazer uma casa no solo e aprender tudo sobre como as raízes das plantas, sementes e fungos encontram alimento no solo.

Organisms you’ll learn about include a giant mole cricket, crayfish, wolf spiders, and other animatronic critters. Learn how a mama earwig uses her snapping tail to defend her babies, see snail eggs hatch, and more.

Algumas conclusões mais importantes da esta exposição será como as ações dos seres humanos ajudar e prejudicar o solo e, assim, manter ou ameaçar a saúde dos ecossistemas que dela dependem.

The Tsavo Lions

the Tsavo Lions on display at The Field Museum

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Learn about the notorious man-eating lions of Tsavo. These large wild lions live in the Tsavo region, located in the Kenya Savannah, and have been the source of a lot of zoological curiosity.

You’ll see the bodies of the two lions on display. They’re famous for killing an estimated 34 (though legend has it at 135) people in 1898 before being shot by Lt. Col. John Henry Patterson, on display. Zoologist Bruce Patterson ran tests of hair samples from the lions’ bodies that confirmed that the lions had eaten humans close to the time that they were killed.

Insider tip: prepare for your trip to The Field Museum by watching, The Ghost and the Darkness, the movie that dramatized the events of 1898 and made these two lions famous. (Warning: only watch if you like scary movies.)

Dentro Egito Antigo

Os visitantes podem ver 23 múmias e sarcófagos humanos na câmara mortuária da tumba

Image credit: Greg Neise The Field Museum

Explore como as preparações elaboradas egípcios antigos feitos para a vida após a morte ajudar a demonstrar o que a vida no Egito antigo era.

Visitors can tour a three story replica of the tomb of Unis-Ankh, son of the of Egyptian Pharoah Unis, dating back to 2400 BC and examine hieroglyphs, mummies, a Book of the Dead, and even a marketplace with artifacts from everyday ancient Egyptian life.

You’ll also see a number of Ancient Egyptian art and artifacts, from jewelry and charms to pottery and tools. It’s an excellent survey of life on the Nile.

Evolving Planet

A curved projection surrounds visitors with a recreation of the ancient sea and its various life forms.

Image credit: Greg Neise The Field Museum

Viagem através 4 bilhão de anos de vida na Terra no Evolving Planeta exposição. Obter um olhar de perto a fósseis, vídeos de animação, hands-on exibe, e muito mais que contam a história da evolução, o único processo que conecta tudo, a partir de organismos unicelulares para os dinossauros e seres humanos, que é já viveu na Terra.

DNA Discovery Center

the DNA Discovery Center at the Field Museum

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This working, state-of-the-art DNA research facility is host to dozens of scientists currently analyzing DNA of thousands of species. The DNA Discovery Center has helped in answering lots of basic and complex questions about DNA and making progress on what we know about life on this planet.

É um dos poucos museus do mundo que tem uma facilidade de pesquisa de DNA direito dentro de suas paredes.

Os visitantes podem ver a pesquisa de DNA em ação e falar diretamente com os cientistas sobre o seu trabalho na área de exibição de laboratório (* dias úteis das 11 : 00 sou- 12 : 00 pm).

Grainger Hall of Gems

Grainger Hall of Gems

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One of the most popular exhibits at The Field Museum, Grainger Hall is home to over 600 gemstones and 150 pieces of jewelry. The display includes many pieces from the legendary Tiffany & Co. Collection offered at the 1893 World’s Colombian Exposition, combining the beauty of nature with the creativity of human artistry.

You’ll learn about the process of discovering, extracting, and transforming natural rare jewels and turning them into stunning stones and spectacular jewelry.

Of course, it’s also a stunning exhibition of really striking stones. From beautiful gemstones to bizarre-looking metals and minerals, there is much to fascinate about this exhibit.

Atrações Turísticas

The Field Museum is conveniently located in Museum Campus, a picturesque park on the water, near a few other top Chicago attractions, including…

Aquário Shedd

No trip to Chicago is complete without exploring the impressive diversity of aquatic life from all over the globe at Chicago’s most visited attraction, the world-famous Shedd Aquarium. The aquarium is home to 32,000 fascinating marine animals in a range of diverse habitats and exhibits. Explore Waters of the World, Carribbean Reef, Amazon Rising, Abbott Oceanarium, Wild Reef and more.

Getting in: Shedd Aquarium tickets are included with Go Chicago Card.

Planetário Adler

Experience all things space and do some out-of-this-world exploration at America’s first planetarium. The planetarium encompasses 91 billion light years of the Universe with diverse shows, hands-on exhibits, and scientific experts. Make sure to catch a show at the Atwood Sphere Experience.

Getting in: Adler Planetarium tickets are included with Go Chicago Card.

The Art Institute of Chicago

On the other end of the Museum Campus, you’ll find the Art Institute of Chicago, consistently rated among the top art museums in the country by TripAdvisor. The museum houses a collection of modern, contemporary, architectural and design-based art pieces. See Chagall’s “America Windows”, Matisse’s “Bathes by the River”, and Georgia O’Keefe’s “Black Cross, New Mexico”.

Northerly Island

Just south of the planetarium, nature lovers will enjoy exploring Northerly Island, a 91-acre peninsula dedicated to nature with walking paths, play areas, and some of the best fishing in the city. Plus, it’s one of the best places to take pictures in Chicago.

Lugares para comer nas proximidades

O Campo Bistro - Localizado no Museu Field, The Field Bistro oferece cultivados localmente alimentos preparados e produtos para uma experiência fácil e familiar jantar fast-casual. O menu apresenta muffins, frutas frescas, pratos quentes, sanduíches, saladas, sopas, hambúrgueres, e muito mais. Artesanato cerveja e vinho também está disponível no bar.

Explorer Cafe – With a menu that supports the Field Museum’s educational and sustainable vision, the Explorer Cafe has lots of locally purchased products available in this more cafeteria-style, family-friendly dining option.

Kim & Carlo’s Hot Dog Stand – Check off a must-try Chicago food staple experience to your trip to The Field Museum at Kim & Carlo’s Hot Dog Stand, located right outside the museum. Load up your Polish-style dog with all of the toppings you can stomach and enjoy.

Lou Malnati Pizzeria de - Nenhuma viagem a Chicago é completa sem uma generosa porção de autêntico, ao estilo de Chicago deep prato pizza. Recursos Lou Malnati sempre deliciosas tortas com flakey, amanteigado crosta e combos toppings imbatível. Localização: 805 S. State St. Chicago, IL 60605

Kai Sushi - Para um pouco pratos leves, tente Kai Sushi, um sushi joint BYOB com pratos de peixe fresco e pratos japoneses clássico. Dica do especialista: siga aqui em um bom dia para desfrutar de seu pátio ao ar livre. Endereço: 1255 S. State St. Chicago, IL 60605

Save on Admission

Don’t leave Chicago without visiting the world-renowned Field Museum and exploring Museum Campus.

Remember, with the Go Chicago® Card you can save up to 55% on combined admission to The Field Museum, and lots of other top Chicago attractions, including: Shedd Aquarium, SkyDeck Chicago, Architecture River Cruise, 360 CHICAGO, Art Institute of Chicago, and many more.
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