Of the 21 million natural, cultural and historical artifacts in the Field’s collection, surely the most popular is Sue, the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton found to date. Another deliciously scary exhibit here: the stuffed remains of the Tsavo Lions, two wild felines who killed 135 East African railway workers and inspired the movie "The Ghost and the Darkness." And those are just two of the sights in this jam-packed museum, which lets more than a million visitors a year find out what it’s like to walk inside an Egyptian tomb, get a bug’s-eye view of Earth and see scientists prepare specimens for study. In short, this is the place to fulfill all your Indiana Jones fantasies. Get tickets in advance to avoid the lines, and consider stopping in the excellent Shedd Aquarium before or after your visit—it’s right next door.
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Attractions & Landmarks, Arts & Museums
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- Nearest Train: Museum Campus, 11th Street Metra