The Field Museum
The Field Museum
The Loopview website
1400 S Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60605+2429
The Field Museum Description
One of the world's foremost natural history museums, the Field Museum is jam-packed with artifacts, interactive exhibits, and media that are as fascinating to children as they are to research professors. The newly opened Crown Family Playlab, offering six themed play areas, adds even more kid appeal to a facility already packed with treasures and exhibits that will pique their curiosity and imagination. Family restrooms, an eating area, stroller parking, a "book nook," and infant play areas in the Crown Family Playlab give parents a haven in which to ride out meltdowns, dole out snacks, or simply take a load off for a while.
Science & Nature Museum
Babies: Music-loving babies will dance to the sounds of a Japanese taiko drum or playing elephant bells in the Rhythm Section of the Crown Family Playlab.
Toddlers & Pre-K: They'll love "digging" for dinosaur bones, make rubbings of fossils, and becoming a Jr. Paleontologist in the Dino Field Station.
School-Age Kids: For kids this age, Sue -- the world's largest, best-preserved and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton -- is a must-see.
Pre-Teens & Teens: Older kids are fascinated by the Ancient Americas exhibit, featuring artifacts, videos and interactive displays that tell the story of how the Americas came to be populated.
- Strollers should use the east entrance. It's the wheelchair-accessible entrance, and so the most stroller-friendly. The museum also rents out strollers.
Just the Facts
Hours: Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m., daily. Last admission is at 4 p.m. Occasionally, the museum closes early; call ahead or check the website before you come.
Fees: $10 - $20