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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: Advance tickets are encouraged for all visitors, including members and donors. You will scan your ticket straight from your smartphone for quick, contactless entry! 

Tip 2: Face masks that cover the nose and mouth are required indoors for all visitors ages 2 and older, regardless of vaccination status. Learn More.

Tip 3: Stop by The Museum Store. It's filled to the brim with imagination-sparking items for families to experiment, explore, and discover together.

Tip 4: Youth under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The museum is weapon and smoke-free. See the full code of conduct.

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 on 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: Lockers ($.75-1.25) and stroller rentals ($3-5) are 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: Keep your ticket! A General Admission ticket gives you access to both the Riley Sports Legends Experience® and the museum's five floors of fun! So hold onto your ticket so you can move throughout the entire museum complex.

Tip 13: Explore the Riley Sports Legends Experience®. You can enter the sports experience at the bottom of the Welcome Center ramp. Just turn left!

Tip 14: We can’t say it enough—parking is FREE! You can park in our garage or additional surface lots on Illinois street. Directions

Tip 15: Still have questions? Ask our Concierge! Stop by the desk on Level 1.

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