Field Museum of Natural History
Type: Museums, Science Museums
Mummies, fossils and dinosaurs, kid favorites, are some of the historic treasures inside the Field Museum. Massive columns and striking galleries filled with natural light help kids feel the history... Read More
Mummies, fossils and dinosaurs, kid favorites, are some of the historic treasures inside the Field Museum. Massive columns and striking galleries filled with natural light help kids feel the history and you're immediately greeted by two massive elephants and Maximo the Titanosaur. Delve into paleontology, geology, botany, anthropology and much more. With nine acres of space to set up, curators can change displays regularly and still have nearly 50 million items from which to choose. Check the web site for "Meet the Scientist" demonstrations which can be anything from staff showing how mammals are prepped for the collections or a free screening of a science-related blockbuster film. Families and groups with kids ages 6 to 12 can experience the museum after the lights go out at Dozin' with the Dinos.
- Daily 9am-5pm
- Adult $24 - $38; Senior (65+) $21 - $33; Student $21 - $33; Child (3-11) $17 - $27
- Family-Friendly Museums: "Pack a lunch or snacks to save time and money."
- Best for Family-Friendly Museums Because: SUE, the largest and most complete and preserved T. rex discovered, returned to Field in 2019 after important scientific updates to the fearsome fossil.