Group Visits

Explore the Field Museum as a group while taking advantage of special benefits like discounted admission, docent-led tours, and special programs.

Student group on a behind-the-scenes tour gather around a skeletal jaw. Several reach out to touch the specimen; other students stand in the background.

Student Groups

We offer unique opportunities to student groups in search of an enriching day outside the classroom. 

Register Your Student Group

Our Out-of-State Field Trip Planning packet offers group ticket rates, a reservation form, information on scheduling group music performances, details about exhibitions and guided tours, and answers to frequently asked questions.

An older woman in a wheelchair smiles as she looks at a specimen held by a staff member. Other adults in the group stand around the pair, looking intently at the specimen. Clear jars are on shelves in the background.

Behind-the-scenes tours are available to groups at an additional cost. These experiences include basic admission as well as a private, hour-long tour of non-public collection areas.

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Tour Operators

For travel professionals like you, we’ve created group opportunities with additional benefits to make planning a day at the museum even easier. The museum offers tiered admission pricing, performance opportunities, guided tours, and meal packages.

Tour Operator Planning Packet

Other Groups

From college students to seniors, adult tour groups at the Field Museum have a menu of fun, educational activities to choose from. Enjoy a docent-led tour or scavenger hunt, or sip and swirl together with a sustainable wine tasting.

Register Your Group

Frequently Asked Questions for Groups

Need more details? Contact groupsales@fieldmuseum.org or 312.665.7300

How do we register for special experiences?

All groups must register at least 14 days in advance to enter temporary exhibitions, participate in behind-the-scenes tours, and take part in other limited-access activities. Select the activities your group would like to participate in as you fill out the registration form.

When is payment due?

A 50 percent deposit is due 14 days after confirmation is received. The final payment and attendance numbers are due 14 days prior to the visit date, or the reservation is subject to cancellation.

Can we get a refund if we cancel?

A full refund is available if the cancellation is made 14 days prior to the date of the visit. No
refunds are available after that time. We cannot offer refunds to guests who are sick or cancel last minute.

Where can our motor coach park?

Free parking for buses and motor coaches is available in designated areas west of the Museum at the intersection of Roosevelt Road and Canal Street. Coaches cannot stage on Solidarity Drive or the Museum drop-off areas.

How do we check in?

Groups should enter through the East Entrance and send the group leader to check in at the group desk. Tickets are not printed for groups. We make every effort to be flexible, but certain timed events (including exhibitions, tours, and 3D movies) are subject to cancellation if your group arrives late.

Where do we go for docent-led tours?

Meet your docent at the information desk in Stanley Field Hall, near the African Elephants. Tours are subject to cancellation if your group is more than 15 minutes late.

How do we enter special exhibitions?

Enter specially ticketed exhibitions as a group—just check in under your group name with our staff. You can enter the exhibition at your designated time and up to 30 minutes afterward. 

How do 3D movie showings work?

Line up 15 minutes prior to the showtime in the theater lobby, located on the ground floor. Late arrivals will not be allowed into the theater for safety reasons.