Set out on an adventure with the whole family.
Get ready for your day at the Field!
Discover natural history and culture in our exhibitions and connect with science. From the youngest explorers to the young at heart, there's something exciting for everyone.
Planning your visit
Exploring and having fun are your top priorities (ours, too!). Our family-friendly amenities can help your day go smoothly.
Where to eat
Stop by the Explorer Cafe for a quick break or a kid-friendly meal. Bringing food from home? Grab a table in the picnic areas on the ground level.
There are three family-friendly restrooms on the ground level:
- on the north side near the East Entrance
- on the north side near the Siragusa Center
- on the south side near the James Simpson Theatre
If you’re visiting with a stroller, we suggest arriving at our accessible East Entrance. Rental strollers are available for $3 ($5 for double strollers) near each entrance or at the coat check when in season. Strollers are allowed everywhere except ticketed special exhibitions, where stroller parking is available near the exhibition entrance. This requirement is not applicable for accessibility instances.
Mothers are welcome to nurse wherever they are comfortable in the museum. A private nursing room is also available in the women’s restroom behind the Siragusa Center on the ground level.