Activities & Resources
Field Museum of Natural History452in Chicago, IL 60605
about Field Museum of Natural History:
And, in addition to visiting Sue, dinosaur fans have even more to explore. On the Upper Level balcony, the Dino Zone exhibit features a large collection of fossils where visitors can examine touchable dinosaur teeth, claws, and bones, and learn how paleontologists discover dinosaurs. Next to Dino Zone, at the McDonald's Fossil Preparation Laboratory, see the Field Museum staff preparing fossils from all over the world. (Open on weekdays from 10am-2pm, and on weekends from 10:30am-4pm.)
Kids can prepare for this exhibit by visiting Sue online at the link above. Or, to take advantage of the self-guided Family Adventure Tours which highlight some of the Museum's most popular exhibitions, download one of the tours online, or pick up the information at a kiosk in the Stanley Field Hall. Each adventure focuses on a different theme, so exploring something new with each visit is easy.
The Crown Family PlayLab is an interactive area where kids can become scientists, dig up fossils, conduct a symphony, and paint a masterpiece. The space is open Mon-Sat, 10am-3pm; Sun 11am-3pm.
The museum hosts themed summer camps, which often tie in with current exhibits, for kids ages three to 14. Call 312.665.7500 or check the website for details.
Family membership options start at $100/year.
CityPass: The Field is a participant in CityPass, the most convenient way to visit six city attractions. Tickets are combined in an easy booklet for one low price, with no waiting in ticket lines!
Chicago residents save big on ticket prices - be sure to bring proof of residency if you're a Chicago native.