Shipping and Returns

Returns & Exchanges

Field Museum in-store and online purchases are accepted for full refund within 30 days of the original sale date with receipt. Refunds will be issued according to the original form of payment. Items without receipt may be eligible for exchange or store credit as long as items are in the original condition. 

Shipping and handling fees may be eligible for a refund when item(s) returned is due to a manufacturer or store error.

All sales final on clearance, sale, and discontinued items

To return or exchange an item, follow the steps below:

  1. Please follow these instructions to return your online order
  2. Pack the item(s) securely in the original package, if possible.
  3. Enclose a Merchandise Return Form with the item(s) click here to download

  4. Address package to:

    CHICAGO IL 60605-2429 
  5. All products must be returned in original condition, in the same packaging (whenever possible), and with all tags, paperwork, parts and accessories to ensure full credit.
  6. All return shipping charges must be prepaid, insurance recommended, C.O.D’s will be refused. Keep all tracking information for personal reference.
  7. Approved refunds are issued to the original form of payment and may take up to 30-days from receiving your returned product. 

You may also visit our main store located at 1400 S DuSable Lake Shore Drive in Chicago by the South entrance to handle your returns or exchanges directly. Tickets to the museum are not required to enter the store.


Damaged Merchandise

If the merchandise is damaged or defective at the time of delivery or the incorrect item was sent, please e-mail or call 312-665-7686 for a resolution.

Our representatives are available Monday – Friday, 9am – 5 pm CST


Domestic Shipping

We offer flat-rate shipping for each order within the US, with additional fees for deliveries to other countries. Orders shipped in multiple packages to the same address will only be charged once. Tracking information is sent to your email address as your items are shipped.

We ship all orders via UPS or USPS and offer three levels of service. All orders placed are usually shipped the following business day but some exclusions may apply depending on stock. Please be aware, we are unable to deliver packages on Saturday or Sundays.

Example: An order placed on Friday afternoon will ship out the following Monday. An order placed on Wednesday will ship out Thursday.

Service Type Business Days in Transit

Service Type Business days in transit
Ground 3-5


In-Store Pickup

In-store pickups are typically available for pick up the following business day. In rare cases, orders may be available for pick up the same business day.

Example: An order placed on Saturday morning will be available for pick up the following Monday. An order placed on Tuesday night will be available for pick up Wednesday morning.

Please enter through the South Entrance and go to the Main store to pick up your order.

Pickup Hours: 7 days a week, 11am to 4pm


International Shipping

Shipping via First Class international mail does not include tracking or insurance. Packages sent this way normally arrive within 2 to 4 weeks from the day they are shipped, but may take up to 6 weeks or more if held up by customs in your country. Packages valued over $100.00 USD are not allowed to be shipped via USPS First Class international mail, as no tracking or insurance is available.

All duties, taxes, tariffs and VAT charges will be the responsibility of the package recipient.



In order to reduce waste and reuse materials, orders may ship in repurposed/recycled boxes as needed. These boxes may be marked with previous package and product information that is not applicable to the contents of your order. We appreciate your understanding as we try to reduce waste in efforts for a brighter future.