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Fun for Kids

Make your visit even more special by downloading either our Family Adventures Highlights Tour, or our Family Adventures Biodiversity and Conservation Tour to help you and your children make the most of our exhibitions.  And don’t forget to ask about special kid-friendly programming available on the day of your visit.  Here’s a selection of some of our favorite activities:

Meet a Scientist

Come to The Field Museum and get to know some of our scientists! Every Friday from 10am-12pm, Field Museum scientists will be out in Stanley Field Hall or the East Entrance sharing the wonders of our collections and highlights of their research. Hear about their work, see real artifacts and specimens from the 24 million objects not on display at The Field, and experience the Museum’s research like never before. Topics will range from birds to insects, from mammals to plants, from pottery to spear points, and much more!

Museum Highlight Tours

Enjoy a guided tour of some of the Museum's most popular, famous and unique exhibitions. Hear the stories behind these fascinating treasures from nature and human culture. Monday–Friday, 11am and 2pm; Saturday, 11am and 1pm; Sunday, 11am.

Dozin' with the Dinos

This program occurs on Friday Nights, January-May 2014. Join us for a night of family workshops, self-guided tours and fun activities; then spread your sleeping bag amidst some of the most popular exhibitions.

Crown Family PlayLab

Dig in...Dress up... Explore and grow! Young children are natural scientists, constantly observing and testing the world around them. Now there’s a wonderful new place to encourage your child’s explorations and creative play: the Crown Family PlayLab at The Field Museum. The Crown Family PlayLab is free with Basic admission and is open Thursdays through Mondays from 10am-4pm, with the last admission at 3pm.

Birthday Parties at The Field Museum

Birthday Parties include private party room, themed activities and a personal party host.