Plan Your Perfect Summer Visit to The Field Museum

Located on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan, The Field Museum is the one attraction that you won’t want to miss during your visit to Chicago. With over 25-million objects and over 340,000 square feet of exhibitions to explore, The Field holds all the world’s wonders in one place. Packed with activities for kids and adults alike, deciding what to see first can be difficult for even the most seasoned visitor. Plan your perfect visit using our helpful highlights guide:

Don’t miss your chance to meet SUE, the largest and most complete T. rex ever discovered, and see why The Field Museum is the place to see dinosaurs in Chicago.

Stand eye-to-eye with the legendary man-eating lions of Tsavo and witness the amazing story behind Africa’s most feared beasts.

Feel the chill in the air as you descend into the three-story Egyptian tomb of Unis-Ankh, and encounter the Midwest’s largest collection of mummies.

Check out The Machine Inside: Biomechanics, the most hands on, interactive exhibition for all ages where you can try your hand at “flying” by flapping different wing shapes, feel how hard a giraffe’s heart works to pump blood, and test out a thermal camera to see how much heat your body holds.

Travel back in time to experience the excitement of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, a glittering showcase of architecture, culture, technology, and peoples from around the world.

Meet a scientist when you visit this summer! Scientists will be out in the Museum sharing the wonders of our collection and highlights of their research. Hear about their work, see real artifacts and specimens from the over 24 million objects not on display at The Field, and experience the Museum like never before. Topics will range from mollusks to lichens, from spiders to plants, and much more!

Even the littlest explorers have their own place at The Field Museum. Dig in, dress up, explore, and grow in the Crown Family PlayLab.  

The Field is packed to the brim with amenities for your convenience. Take advantage of our stroller rental, wheelchairs for your use, and on-site restaurants offering fresh and healthy dining options during your visit. Looking for a place to stay in Chicago? Take advantage of our hotel packages with several Chicago area hotels that include Field Museum tickets that you can use on any day of your visit.

See the best of Chicago at a discount with CityPass! Save 49% or more off admission to The Field Museum, plus four more top Chicago attractions: Skydeck Chicago, Shedd Aquarium, and Adler Planetarium OR Art Institute of Chicago, and John Hancock Observatory OR Museum of Science and Industry. You’ll skip most ticket lines, too. Buy your CityPASS booklet online or at the Museum, and use it today!

You haven’t experienced Chicago until you’ve experienced The Field Museum. Get your tickets now!