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The Chicago Field Museum Experience Natural History

The Chicago Field Museum of Natural History is such a great world class museum. It was built from the Collections of the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893.

The original name of the museum was the Columbian Museum of Chicago. This museum is huge and has a very unique architectural style along with the other museums in the city.

In 1905, the Museum’s name was changed to Field Museum of Natural History as a tribute to Marshall Field, which was the museums first major benefactor, and a great businessman and developer in Chicago.

The Museum of Natural History is located on Chicago’s lakefront Museum Campus that includes the John G. Shedd Aquarium, and the Adler Planetarium.

These buildings are world class and house some of the best artifacts and specimens in the world.

The museum has over 24 million anthropologial, botanical, geological and zoological specimens from around the world.

The Museum Campus draws millions of visitors from everywhere.

As a child I would wander through the large hallways, and through the numerous fossil boxes enjoying and learning everything that the museum had to offer. I saw my children also loving the fossils, and the museums.

Into my adulthood the Museum of Natural History has continued to be one of my favorite places to go.

When my children were younger we would come here often. It helped them develop a love for science and history.

From the periodic exhibits to the world class dinosaur exhibition, you will definitely learn a lot about history, and the world around you.

This place makes it fun and interesting to learn. From the family to teen programs. There are many educational programs that will attract your interest.

You can easily stay here all day and learn so much!

There are also Professional Development classes and in services. These educational programs started in 1922.

When you come here you can always see school buses that have brought groups of school kids to the museum, lined up on the outside of the building.

From staying at the museum overnight, learning from the scientists who work there, to the promotion of field trips, self guided tours, and special events for everyone, there’s a lot to do here!

So if you have kids, you may want to try something new, and camp out the night with the dinosaurs. I’m sure the kids wouldn’t oppose to that idea!

This place promotes learning programs for adults and children about the environment, different eco-systems, and our natural history.


I’ve always been interested in nature and the world around us as many people are, and you can learn about going green and preserving the environment all around the world here.

I don’t think you will find many places that you can talk to knowledgeable scientist at!

There’s always an upcoming event or a new exhibition being displayed. So you are constantly learning about different historical features from around the world.

The museum is also home to SUE. If you’ve never seen SUE, she’s a site to behold.

SUE is known as the largest, most complete, and best preserved Tyrannosaurus Rex ever discovered and Museum of Natural History is her home.

SUE’s skeleton is 67-million years old, and millions of visitors have been able to view this dinosaur.

So this was a little snippet of just some of the things I’ve experienced here. So you can see there’s a lot going on. One of the pluses about coming here is that you can become a life long member, or volunteer at this museum,

You can get rates and free admissions depending on your package also. Plus Chicago Museum has certain times that they give free museum days.

Enjoy the city fully!

Chicago Field Museum Location

1400 S Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60605

Hours 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Last admission at 4 p.m.

Open every day except Christmas

Phone General Info: (312) 922-9410