Visiting Chicago

The Field Museum welcomes all visitors to Chicago! Sitting in the heart of downtown on the Museum Campus, The Field is centrally located near many attractions, accommodations and dining options. See all the city has to offer at Choose Chicago, and visit top attractions with one ticket using CityPASS.

If you are visiting the city, the Museum has partnered with several downtown hotels to offer exclusive Field Museum hotel packages. Many of the hotels are within walking distance or close to public transportation with drop off points near the Museum. With an array of budget options, unique Field Museum package amenities and exclusive VIP expedited entry tickets, our hotel partners are a great foundation for your trip.

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Hotel Packages

Several Chicago area hotels are offering special VIP packages that include tickets to see temporary special exhibitions now showing at The Field Museum.

With convenient locations, these hotels offer wonderful amenities and a range of options to suit every budget. Call each hotel for the details of specific packages, which may also include such benefits as complimentary breakfast, fitness center privileges, in-room treats and valet parking. To offer you maximum flexibility during your stay, VIP hotel guests tickets to see special timed-entry exhibitions can be used on any day of your visit without having to call ahead. Hotel reservationists will inform you of any blackouts that may apply when you book your package.

the Wit

201 N. State St.

(312) 467-0200

(866) 318-1514

1893 World's Fair Package

Make your Chicago trip one to remember by revisiting 1893 World’s Fair. The Fair had a profound effect on art and architecture, and it marked the debut of the famous Ferris Wheel and Chicago’s Field Museum. Your package includes accommodations at theWit, where our art and architecture stand out above the rest and two tickets to Opening the Vaults - Wonders of the 1893 World’s Fair at Chicago’s Field Museum. This exhibit features artifacts from the Exposition that have rarely, if ever been displayed. You will also receive one Ferris Wheel inspired dessert along with a World’s Fair tote and mint tin.

The package includes:

  • Overnight accommodations
  • Two tickets to the Opening the Vaults - Wonder of the 1893 World's Fair at The Field Museum
  • Ferris Wheel Tote Bag
  • World's Fair Mint Tin
  • Ferris Wheel inspired dessert

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Chicago’s Essex Inn

800 South Michigan Ave.

(312) 939-2800

(800) 621-6909

Chicago’s Essex Inn, located on Michigan Avenue, combines a fantastic location with comfortable accommodations and great free extras.The hotel is within walking distance to the Field Museum and also offers a free shuttle to the Museum Campus and Magnificent Mile shops and restaurants. The hotel also features a complimentary all-season rooftop pool, fitness center and sauna. Don't forget to ask about our Cozy Family Rooms and Lakeview Suites. With this All-Access package you can skip the long lines and go straight to discovering and exploring!

The package includes:

  • Accommodations for 2
  • 2 All-Access Passes including VIP admission to special exhibitions at The Field Museum
  • Rates from $159 per night plus tax
  • Based on double occupancy and subject to availability
  • Additional tickets can be purchased at the hotel

Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago

401 N. Wabash Avenue

(312) 588-8000

The Field Explorer package includes:

  • 1 night accommodation in a Deluxe King Suite
  • Trump Kids welcome amenity upon arrival
  • 4 tickets to The Field Museum
  • Children under 12 eat free from in-room dining when accompanied by an adult entree
  • Complimentary valet parking for 1 vehicle
  • Trump Explorer backpack with bottled water and a healthy snack

Swissôtel Chicago

323 East Wacker Dr.

(888) 73-SWISS

The family-friendly Swissôtel Chicago offers 661 luxuriously oversized guestrooms and suites, all within walking distance of Navy Pier, Grant Park and the Magnificent Mile. Our all-glass, triangular hotel has wrap-around views of the city and incomparable service.

The Field Museum package includes:

  • 2 All-Access Pass tickets to The Field Museum, including special exhibitions
  • Luxurious accommodations
  • Buffet breakfast for two in the Geneva Restaurant
  • Complimentary use of the 42nd-floor fitness center and pool
  • Package rates start at $169
  • Packages are basked on availability; tax is additional

Best Western River North

125 West Ohio St.

(312) 467-0800

(800) 727-0800

The Best Western River North Hotel is full-service, downtown Chicago hotel offering friendly service, an emphasis on value, and a central downtown location that puts you in the heart of Chicago. For a memorable and unbeatable hotel experience, and the friendliest service in the Windy City, join the Best Western River North Hotel for a few days of down-to-earth Midwest hospitality.

The Grown-Up Getaway package includes:

  • 2 tickets to a special exhibition at The Field Museum
  • 2 welcome drinks
  • Package Rates starting at $139.99+tax
  • Package is subject to availability and excludes blackout dates

Days Inn Chicago

644 West Diversey Pkwy.

(773) 525-7010 or (888) LPN-DAYS

Three time winner of the Days Inn Property of the Year Award, Days Inn Chicago is located in the heart of bustling Lincoln Park/Lakeview, just 3 miles north of downtown Chicago. Guests are within walking distance to Wrigley Field and Lincoln Park Zoo and just a short cab ride from DePaul University, Michigan Avenue, McCormick Place, and Navy Pier.

The hotel offers guests free Wi-Fi, a deluxe complimentary breakfast, onsite fitness center, valet parking, and upgraded bedding. Days Inn Chicago has also been called Rock and Roll Days Inn because it has been a home away from home for many known bands.

For more information or to make reservations call (888) LPN-DAYS or visit the website. You can also follow Days Inn Chicago on Facebook or on Twitter as @DaysInnChicago.

The Field Museum package includes:

  • VIP All-Access Pass to The Field Museum
  • Discounted overnight accommodations
  • Complimentary deluxe continental breakfast with fresh waffles
  • Onsite fitness center and free access to nearby LA Fitness
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Single occupancy $94-$194
  • Double occupancy $112-$234
  • Rates vary depending on room type, season, weekday, or weekend
  • Package is based on availability and does not include taxes and incidentals

Promotional code: LPFM

Hampton Inn and Suites Chicago Downtown

33 West Illinois St.

(312) 832-0330

Renovated in 2010, the Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago Downtown is an upscale boutique hotel nestled in the vibrant River North area of Downtown Chicago. Shopping, dining, night life and entertainment are all within steps of the hotel. Discover the spirit of the Midwest with our excellent guest service and world-class attractions and activities nearby.

The Field Museum package includes:

  • Standard Guest Room Accommodations
  • Discounted parking upon request
  • Late check-out of 1pm
  • 2 VIP, no wait tickets allows general admission, admission to 3 special exhibitions, admission to new 3D Theater, and a discount to The Field Museum store
  • Additional tickets are available for purchase at the Hotel
  • Excludes blackout dates, subject to availability

Additional questions may be directed to the Hotel at (312) 832-0330.

Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel

17 East Monroe St.


The elegant Palmer House a Hilton Hotel reflects the opulence Potter Palmer designed and built into the original hotel. Located in the center of all that Chicago has to offer, the hotel offers exquisitely appointed guest rooms, including Executive Level guest rooms featuring private check in, complimentary continental breakfast and non-alcoholic beverages and snacks throughout the day. Lockwood Restaurant and Bar serves 3 meals daily, and Potter’s Lounge is open in evenings for cocktails and light fare. The hotel also features an abundance of well-equipped meeting and conference rooms, Balance Spa and a state-of-the-art health club and pool.

The Field Museum package includes:

  • 1 night stay in deluxe accommodations for 2
  • 2 tickets to The Field Museum
  • Package Rates are subject to availability