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, as well as a full bar featuring exclusive offerings made by local brewers and distilleries.

The Explorer Cafe is found on the ground level and offers family-friendly foods in a casual environment. From February 1–March 16, the Explorer Cafe is open Thursday–Sunday, 11am–3pm and closed Monday–Wednesday.

Field Bistro menu

Explorer Cafe menu

Have lunch with the world's largest dinosaur on fossil-filled marble floors!

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 in our Main Store while Dino Lab is closed for the season, 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

You are more than welcome to carry your backpacks or coats throughout the Museum. However, a seasonal coat check is located in Stanley Field Hall near the museum’s South Entrance. Items that may be checked ($3 per item):

  • Coats
  • Bags, including backpacks, luggage, and shopping bags
  • Strollers

The following items cannot be checked: food, weapons, purses, or valuables, such as jewelry and electronics.

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.

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 either of our entrance doors (our South entrance on the main level which faces Soldier Field and our accessible East entrance on the ground level which faces Shedd Aquarium).

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 either of our entrance doors (our South entrance on the main level which faces Soldier Field and our accessible East entrance on the ground level which faces Shedd Aquarium)

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.