The Field Museum is a natural history museum with Sue the T-Rex, an Egyptian tomb, 3-D movies and more at 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive. In a transit-friendly location, the museum is convenient to Metra and CTA stations as well as water taxis and bike paths.

Things to Know

  • Walking time from CTA is about 13 minutes and 8 minutes from Metra
  • Between May and September, Shoreline water taxis stop near the museum and travel to Navy Pier
  • Get VIP entry and discounts at other Chicago attractions with CityPass

CTA Directions

  1. Take a red, orange or green line train to the Roosevelt Station
  2. Walk east on Roosevelt Road toward the Starbucks to reach the museum.

You can transfer to a orange or green train at the Clark/Lake Station in the Loop or use Google Maps to get recommended transit directions from your starting location.

Tip: Divvy Bikes are available near the Roosevelt Station at the intersection of Roosevelt and S. Wabash Avenue. A bike dock is next to The Field Museum off of E. McFetridge Drive.

Metra Directions

  1. Take a Metra Electric District or South Shore train to the Museum Campus/11th Street Station.
  2. Walk through the park away from the skyline to reach the museum (view walking map)

Tip: Use the Millennium Station or Van Buren Street Station in the Loop for a short ride to Museum Campus if you are visiting the Art Institute of Chicago or Grant Park. Metra has has an inexpensive weekend pass for unlimited rides if you want to combine your trip with a visit to the Museum of Science and Industry (also on the Electric District and South Shore lines).

More Information

Metra Map
How to Ride Metra Trains
CTA to Shedd Aquarium
CTA to Adler Planetarium