Take advantage of the Field Museum’s many amenities during your visit. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions to see if we’ve answered yours.

Food and Drink

Food and drink are permitted only in designated eating areas.


There are two restaurants at the museum and a seasonal outdoor grill.

The Explorer Cafe, found on the ground level, offers family-friendly foods in a casual environment. The menu features products that align with the Field Museum’s educational and sustainable vision, and all disposable products are compostable.

Explorer Cafe Menu

The Field Bistro is located on the main level and offers a menu featuring locally sourced food, such as pasture-raised Angus beef burgers, a fresh salad station, and made-from-scratch soups. Beer and wine are also available, including a rotating selection of exclusive craft brews inspired by the Field Museum’s collection.

Field Bistro Menu

The Field Green Bar and Grill is located outside on the northeast terrace and open seasonally, Friday through Sunday, 11am–3:30pm. Grab a bite or enjoy a cold beverage and lawn games overlooking the lakefront. The Field Green is also open on Wednesdays starting at 5pm for our Fossils & Flicks movie series. Hours are weather-dependent.

Dining Areas

Bring your own snacks? There is a picnic area open to all museum visitors on the ground level near the Sea Mammals.

Pair a meal of fresh, locally sourced foods with a pint of exclusive craft beer at the Field Bistro. 

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From a casual lunch to a quick snack, the Explorer Cafe has just what families need for their day at the museum.

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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 beyond the exhibition exit. 

You can also shop online.

Coat Check

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.


Accessible restrooms are located on every level.

There are two family-friendly restrooms on the ground level near the Siragusa Center and the Explorer Cafe. An all-gender, single-stall restroom is also available near the Explorer Cafe.


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

Learn about Accessibility at the Museum  


Wheelchairs are available for visitors to borrow at no cost on a first-come, first-served basis. They are located at the East Entrance on the ground level and at the coat check.


Strollers are available to rent for $3 (or $5 for double strollers) on a first-come, first-served basis. Stroller rental is located seasonally at coat check or at any point of entry when coat check is closed. Visitors may also bring their own strollers.

Strollers are allowed everywhere in the museum except for ticketed special exhibitions (stroller parking is available near each exhibition entrance). Stroller parking is also provided outside the 3D movie theaters on the ground level.

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 or 312.665.7695.


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 312.665.6549 or

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.