Kids & Families

See more as a member

As members, you and your family can enjoy the museum all year long and get access to exlusive events online and at the museum.

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.

Featured Event

Field Family Nights: Boo with SUE

This not-so-scary after hours event will spark curiosity for the entire family.

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.

Ready to make your way to the Field?

Still have questions?

Pre-K to 8th Grade Programs

PlayLab Programs

Interested in programs for 3-5 year olds? Discover new learning opportunities for early childhood audiences.

Summer Camps & Programs

Field Explorers Summer Camps are perfect for curious minds in grades K-8.

SUE the T. rex Virtual Tour for Classrooms

Learn about this famous fossil’s history, complete with trivia and an interactive 3D model.

At-home activities

After your adventure at the museum, keep exploring from home with our online activities, lesson plans, and more.

Field Museum Store

Gifts for young explorersShop for Kids