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Visit Tips and Itineraries

Visit Tips

Ready for the extraordinary? We bet! Here are some general tips to make your trip a breeze:



Tip 1: If you bought your tickets online with Plan-Ahead Pricing, we scan your ticket straight from your smartphone and you zoom through the ticketing line! Wee!


Tip 2: We can’t say it enough—parking is FREE! You can park in our garage or additional surface lots on Illinois street. Directions


Tips 3: See a Lilly Theater show if you can! The tickets are separate from admission (at the Lower Level ticket booth), but they’re free! Now Playing


Tip 4: Museum rules: Youth under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The museum is weapon and smoke-free.


Tip 5: Carousel rides are $1, unless you’re a member, then they’re FREE! 


Tip 6: Join the End-of-the-Day Parade with Rex! Meet at Level 4 at 4:45 p.m.! 


Tip 7: WiFi is available during museum hours.


Tip 8: There are family restrooms throughout the museum, and there’s a private nursing area in Playscape on Level 3.


Tip 9: Coat check ($1 per item), lockers ($.75-1.25), and stroller rentals ($3-5) are all available in the Welcome Center.


Tip 10: Wear play-ready shoes! Closed toe shoes are recommended for the sports experience and are required for both racing experiences.


Tip 11: Dress for the weather. Make the most of the outdoors by planning for the elements. Pack your rain jacket or sun hat, sunscreen, and refillable water bottle (no glass, please), and come ready for fun!


Tip 12: Still have questions? Ask our Concierge! Stop by the desk on Level 1.