The Field Museum in Chicago is one of the largest museums in the world and houses over 22 million natural history exhibits. On 5 floors, visitors can easily stroll for a whole day and learn interesting facts about the peoples and animals of the earth.
Chicago is home to one of the world's greatest museums. The Field Museum of Natural History, along with the Adler Planetarium and the Shedd Aquarium, is located on the Museum Campus on the shores of Lake Michigan and is one of the most visited cultural attractions in the United States.
Tip: If you want to visit the Museum Campus and save money, you should not drive because of the immense parking fees. Take the Chicago Subway to the Roosevelt/Wabash station, from where you can stroll along the beautiful Grant Park for about 10 minutes.
Visit to the Field Museum in Chicago
With 85,000m² spread over 5 levels, a complete tour in one day is almost an impossibility.
The ethnology, geology, botany, zoology, nature and conservation sections offer a staggering 22 million organisms and other exhibits. One of the highlights, for example, is Sue, the 13m-long skeleton of a female T-Rex, the largest ever found.
Those who want to learn more about the collection objects than just look at them can browse through more than 250,000 titles in the museum's specialist library. Afterwards, you can understand how the students of the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois, with whom the Field Museum is in active contact and exchange, must feel.
Tip: As a Chicago City Pass holder, you not only save money, but also the queues, which can get quite long, especially at weekends and during school holidays!