|Address||1400 South Lake Shore Drive |
Chicago, IL 60605
|Price||Regular Admission: $14; Chicago Admission: $12|
|Museum Type||Art, Science|
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Some prized exhibits at The Field Museum include:
- Sue, the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus currently known.
- A comprehensive set of human cultural anthropology exhibits, including artifacts from ancient Egypt, the Pacific Northwest and Tibet.
- A large and diverse taxidermy collection, featuring many large animals, including two prized African elephants and the infamous Lions of Tsavo, featured in the 1996 movie "The Ghost and the Darkness".
- A large collection of dinosaurs in the Evolving Planet exhibit (formerly Life Over Time).
- A large collection of Native American artifacts. The main exhibit with these artifacts reopened as Ancient Americas in March 2007. 
Exhibits include stuffed animals (taxidermy), lots of avodah zara, plants and tons of evolution.
- A problem for Kohanim - lots of dead stuff. See the CRC Kohain Guide
- Free for teachers. The tact of asking someone to bring along a paystub or teacher's ID is up to you.
- There's a coat check immediately to the right when you walk in.
- There's not much to do. There are lots of artifacts but not much that's genuinely interesting. The seasonal exhibits may be better.
- There is a hall of gemstones on the second floor with incredible stuff but make sure you're not giving any hints. Unless you are, then good luck.
- Park by Soldier Field (across the street).
- 2011 Free days: 2nd Mondays &
February: 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 17th April: 11th May: 9th June: 7th, 13th July: 11th August: 8th, 29th, 31st September: 1st, 6th, 7th, 12th, 13th, 20th, 21st, 27th, 29th October: 3rd, 5th, 6th, 10th, 24th, 25th November: 2nd, 7th, 14th, 21st December: 1st, 5th, 6th, 8th, 12th, 13th, 20th, 22nd
Hours Subject to change. Always verify.
Open every day except Christmas.
- Regular hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily.
- Last admission at 4 p.m.