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