A kid in the steam at earth Moves

Seventeen tips for a great visit

A day at the Museum is an adventure. Here are some of our best tips for a great day with your family.

  1. Remember to wear shoes for walking!
  2. Bring a refillable water bottle.
  3. Ask about the train when you check-in.
  4. Take a photo of the posted maps and plan where you want to spend your visit.
  5. Plan your visit according to the amount of time you have. We close at 5 pm!
  6. Book your reservation ahead of time. We’d hate for you to show up and not be able to get in.
  7. Bring a face mask and a back up one to wear during your visit, especially on hot days.
  8. Consider bringing a change of clothes for children. Some of our exhibits include water, sand, and mud.
  9. Pack sunscreen and bug repellant.
  10. Check the weather report before your visit! Rain gear, coats, or ponchos might be necessary.
  11. Plan on eating while here?  Enjoy food from our café or pack a light lunch to be enjoyed at one of our designated eating areas outdoors.  (Coolers are not allowed inside the Museum).  We also have a huge picnic dome near our south parking lot if you’d like to bring your cooler and take your time before or after your visit.
  12. We have a large campus, so bring a stroller! We do have a limited number of strollers available to rent.
  13. Weekends can be busy – visit during the week if you can.
  14. Mornings are our busiest times – come in the afternoon if you can.
  15. Plan bathroom breaks before you explore the Museum. We have restrooms at multiple locations around campus. Portable potties are not allowed at the Museum.
  16. Bring binoculars to help you find birds, plants, wolves, and radiated tortoises.
  17. Don’t forget to take breaks! The Museum is a full-day experience (and more). It’s ok to slow and rest your legs here and there and enjoy the sounds of nature.