Amenities

Take advantage of the Field Museum’s many amenities during your visit.

Food and Drink

You can bring your own closed water bottle. There are some contactless filling stations in the museum, though all manual fountains are shut off. Water is available for purchase in the Bistro, Explorer Cafe, and in vending machines.

Dining Areas

Bring your own snacks? There are tables open to museum visitors on the ground level in the Siragusa Center and near the Sea Mammals.

Restaurants

The Field Bistro, open 9am–4:30pm, is located on the main level. The restaurant offers a menu featuring locally sourced food and quick grab-and-go service. The Explorer Cafe, found on the ground level, is open 10:30am–4pm. Enjoy family-friendly foods in a casual environment. 

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Field Bistro.

Morgan Anderson

Shopping

Visit one of our stores to take home a Field Museum souvenir. Our main store is located on the main level near the south end of Stanley Field Hall. Build your own stuffed dinosaur at the Dino Lab on the ground level, or visit the SUE store near the exit of the Griffin Halls of Evolving Planet. Many ticketed exhibitions also have their own stores located near the exhibition exit.

You can also shop online anytime and opt for shipping or curbside pickup on McFetridge Drive.

Coat Check

The coat check area is closed temporarily. Please only bring bags and coats that you can carry with you.

The Field Museum is not responsible for any lost, stolen, or unclaimed items.

Restrooms

Accessible restrooms are located on every 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

An all-gender, single-stall restroom is also available on the ground level on the south side near the James Simpson Theatre.

Our restrooms, similar to our other public spaces, feature reminders to maintain six-foot distance from others. Health and safety reminders such as CDC guidelines have been posted to encourage handwashing procedures in the restrooms.

Accessibility

We strive to provide all visitors with equal access to facilities, programs, and activities.

Learn about Accessibility at the Museum

Wheelchairs

Wheelchairs—sanitized between each use—can be borrowed at no cost on a first-come, first-served basis. They are located at the East Entrance on the ground level.

Strollers

Strollers—sanitized between each use—can be rented for $3 each (or $5 for a double stroller) on a first-come, first-served basis. They are located at the East Entrance on the ground level.

Visitors may also bring their own strollers.

Strollers are allowed everywhere in the museum. Stroller parking is also provided outside the 3D movie theaters on the ground level. The Field Museum is not responsible for any lost, stolen, or unclaimed items or strollers.

Nursing Room

Mothers are welcome to nurse wherever they are comfortable within the building.

A private nursing room is also available on the ground level inside the women's restroom behind the Siragusa Center.

First Aid

Please alert Field Museum staff in case of an emergency or urgent need.

A first aid room is located on the ground level, near the Siragusa Center. Visitors can also request this room for private use. Please contact us in advance of your visit about the availability of this space at accessibility@fieldmuseum.org or 312.665.7695.

Wi-Fi

The free, public Wi-Fi network FieldMuseumWiFi is available for all guests to use. Signal strength may vary throughout the museum.

Lost and Found

Lost items will be held for 30 days before being donated. If you’ve lost personal items, such as clothing or toys, inquire at the Visitors’ Center on the ground level near the Siragusa Center, or contact 312.665.7201 or lostandfound@fieldmuseum.org.

If you’ve lost valuables, such as a wallet, phone, or jewelry, please tell a protection services officer stationed at a museum entrance.

If you lost something during a special event at the museum, please contact the event manager.