Children's Birthday Parties

Celebrate a special day with exploration, learning, and plenty of cake.

A group of three toddlers and their guardians interact with a T. rex mascot. The toddlers, held by their guardians, smile at the mascot. A man stands in the background taking a photo of the scene; the camera blocks his face.

Parties at the Museum

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The Field Museum is a unique venue for kids’ birthday parties—perfect for curious children and their friends and families. There’s plenty to do to keep guests busy, from exploring our exhibitions to learning about dinosaurs, bugs, and more.

And you won’t have to stress about planning: our special events team knows the ropes of children’s birthday parties. We’ll be on hand to help you throughout the day so you can focus on enjoying the experience with your little one. We only hold one birthday party a day and also do private parties on days the museum is closed to the public. All spaces are thoroughly disinfected.

SUE Virtual Greeting

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Delight your child with a one-of-a-kind birthday greeting from SUE the T. rex! Watch your video on your phone, tablet, or computer—wherever you are celebrating.

A family celebrates a birthday party in the Art Studio of the Crown Family PlayLab. The group is smiling at a toddler who sits at the end of a table in front of a birthday cake. Cups, napkins, and birthday party hats are scattered on top of the table. A T. rex mascot stands with the crowd.

We have room for your friends and family to come together to celebrate your child’s special day—oh, and dinosaurs!

Jean Lachat

Venues & Activities

We host birthday parties in the Crown Family PlayLab art studio (appropriate for ages 1–6).

All party reservations include two hours (plus 30 minutes for setup) for up to 15 children. You can add additional time for $100 per hour.

Every standard party package includes Basic admission to the museum, access to Underground Adventure, and a themed craft: dinosaur masks (ages 1+) or adventurer hats (ages 3+). Other exhibitions are available to parties, upon request. You can also treat your guests to a 3D movie ($8 per adult and $5 per child) or enhance your party with other activities.

Activity Cost
Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt $50
Live Bug Encounter $250


Packages start at $900—and Field Museum members get 10% off!

We also offer private parties Tuesdays and Wednesdays when the museum is closed. Please call 312.665.7300 or email for pricing and availability.

Celebrate at the Field

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