The Field Museum maintains its status as a premier natural history museum through the size and quality of its educational and scientific programs, as well as its extensive scientific specimen and artifact collections. The diverse, high-quality permanent exhibitions, which attract up to two million visitors annually, range from the earliest fossils to past and current cultures from around the world to interactive programmes demonstrating today's urgent conservation needs.
The Field Museum houses over 34 million artifacts, including Sue, the world’s largest Tyrannosaurus rex! From ancient cultures to the latest scientific discoveries, the whole world is at your fingertips here in Chicago.
At 110 stories and 1,353 feet above the streets of downtown Chicago, The Ledge at the Willis Tower (formerly known as Sears Tower) Skydeck will transform any visitor's - or local's for that matter - experience with the Windy City. In January 2009, Willis Tower owners began a major renovation of the beloved Skydeck, which originally opened in 1974, and served as a premier tourist attraction throughout the skyscraper's tenure as the Sears Tower. Soon, some fresh blood would add a fresh look - and adrenaline rush - to the 103rd floor in the form of retractable glass balconies extending about 4 feet over Wacker Drive and the Chicago River below.
As the absolute tallest in the Western Hemisphere, Willis Tower's Skydeck draws 1.5 million people a year who are eager to ascend the 110-story, 1,454 foot (443 meter) building for awesome panoramic views of the city and surrounding countryside. While you wait, you can watch a film about the Willis Tower. Then, hop in for the ear-popping, 70 second elevator ride up to the 103rd floor deck! From here, the entire city stretches below, and you can see exactly how Chicago is laid out.
Field Museum of Natural History
0900 - 1700 hrs daily
*Last admission at 1600hrs
March – September:
Sunday – Friday: 0900 - 2200 hrs
Saturday: 0830 - 2200 hrs
October – February:
Sunday – Friday: 1000 - 2000 hrs
Saturday: 1000 - 2100 hrs
*Last entry 30 minutes prior to closing.
Upon purchase, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher shortly. Tours and tickets are subject to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.