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Field Museum

jrj
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Field Museum

We are thinking of visiting the Field Museum but have a couple questions -

Is there a day of the week that the museum is LESS crowded?

Is there public transportation to get us there from the western suburbs?

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1. Re: Field Museum

When? If you're coming when school is out and every family in and out of Chicago is on summer vacations then, no, there are no slow days. We go during the week and only when school is in session and never on a weekend.

As to transit from some unnamed western suburb... can't help you unless you give us better info.

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Weekdays are less crowded than weekends. For transit, generally you would need to take some sort of Metra train to Union Station or Oglivie Station and the a bus and then walk. But without knowing your starting point, it's hard to give instructions.

The cta route planner just uses google maps, so the best thing is just to go to google maps and ask it for directions using the public transportation option (the little bus icon)

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3. Re: Field Museum

Point to point public transportation route info on rtachicago.com

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We are considering coming next week - either Wed, Thurs or Friday. Coming from Carol Stream - can catch train in either Wheaton or Winfield.

Thanks for help!

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5. Re: Field Museum

Check the website regarding the days you are considering. It says, "The Museum will be closing early at 4pm (last admission at 3pm) on Thursday, April 18 and Friday, April 19." This should be more of a deciding factor than which weekday is the least busy. IME, school groups are booked steadily mid-morning through early afternoon but often can be avoided since they are usually concentrating on just a few of the museum areas.

Edited: 12 April 2013, 20:39
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