A trip to the Field Museum has been a special treat throughout my life. I loved it so much, I spent two summers working there in high school and college!
It is a bit of a splurge for the average family to visit. Basic admission runs $80 for two adults and two kids and that doesn’t include parking. Family memberships are $150, which is less than two visits for most families, so it may be a worthwhile investment to get the membership.
When my family goes, we always make a day of it. We pack a lunch and have a picnic near the north entrance and enjoy the boats, runners, and quintessential skyline view. Food carts and a lower-level cafeteria are available, but we take advantage of the museum’s policy to allow you to leave and reenter the same day.
We always visit our absolute favorites and my top picks for kids: Sue the T-rex, the mummies, and the Pawnee Earth Lodge. The basement has private and quiet mother’s rooms.
The Field Museum
1400 South Lakeshore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
Past Exhibits at Field Museum
Head to the next page to read about past exhibits at Field Museum to get a taste of what they have had there in the past.