Guided Exhibition Tours for People with Disabilities

Tours For People with Disabilities
Guided Tours are available at 12:00pm year round with advance notice (Blackout Dates for 2018: March 26 - April 6; May 10 - 11; July 4; Sept. 3; November 19 - 30; December 10-31)
Free, pre-registration required

Guided exhibitions tours for people with learning, developmental, and intellectual disabilities

The Museum offers five unique tours for ages 8 to adults that are tailored to meet particular needs and preferences of visitors with learning, developmental and intellectual disabilities. Maximum of 10 people per tour. Illinois school groups can register for this experience through the field trips registration form. Adult and family groups can register for this experience by emailing Mary Ann Bloom at 


Dinosaurs: Roam among the dinosaurs! From an Apatosaurus to a Triceratops, discover the creatures that lived between 230 and 65 million years ago--what did they eat? Where did they live? What drove them to extinction? (Wednesdays and Fridays 12:00pm)

Pawnee Culture: Experience an immersive snapshot of traditional Native American Pawnee culture.  Walk into a hands-on, fully furnished Earth Lodge, and learn about daily life on the plains.  Sit on beds covered with real buffalo hides, as homemade utensils and toys are passed around. (Fridays 12:00pm)

Animals In Their Habitats: Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Travel the world without leaving The Field Museum to see animals in their unique habitats and learn to identify adaptations that help animals thrive. (Fridays 12:00pm)

Ancient Americas: Take a step back in time with us and explore the lands of the Ancient Americas.  Our journey will begin at the end of the last ice age and will culminate in the ways the descendants of the Ancient Americans keep their cultural traditions alive today. (Wednesdays 12:00pm)

Northwest Coast and Arctic Peoples: What do the artifacts in the Northwest Coast and Arctic Peoples Hall tell us about how the two cultures were successful in their environment? Why were their cultures so different? Learn how both groups used the resources in their very different environments to meet their needs for food, homes, and clothing. (Mondays 12:00pm)