Family Activities:

Field Museum


Field Museum

1400 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, 60605-2496, IL

As one of the world’s foremost natural history museums, The Field makes a gigantic impression with its menacing T. Rex named Sue. You won’t want to miss this museum star — the largest T. Rex skeleton ever found — but go as early as possible to avoid crowds and figure out where to focus your energy among the museum’s nine acres of exhibits such as Ancient Egypt with real mummies and an African exhibit with a thought-provoking virtual journey on a slave ship. Before you go, download a MP3 audio tour and print out a Family Adventure Tour that guides kids through a scavenger hunt of the museum.

Learn more about the other museums on Museum Campus: Shedd Aquarium and Adler Planetarium.