Upcoming Events

May

This Is How We Science Teen Night

This Is How We Science is an event hosted by The Field Museum's Youth Council. This evening is geared toward introducing Chicago-area teens with the day-to-day lives and experiences of professionals in the natural and social sciences. We want attendees to learn more about science and social science majors, the graduate school experience, and the wide range of opportunities and careers in the natural and cultural worlds represented at the Field Museum.

June

Dino Camp - Session 2

Dino Camp: I Spy a Dinosaur! Do you? Calling all preschoolers and caregivers! Join us for a unique two day summer camp exploring the world of dinosaurs. Dino Camp is an early childhood camp, designed expressly for young explorers ages 3-4 with their caregivers. During the two days of discovery we will learn how to spot a dinosaur, see Sue’s skull, dig for dino bones and much more. The program takes place from 9:00am - 11:30am in the Crown Family PlayLab. $76 for non-members/ $67 for members

Free Day

Basic admission is free for Illinois residents. A ticketed exhibition or 3D film is available at a special price by adding a Discovery Pass for $11, or see it all with an All-Access Pass for $18. All passes must be purchased on arrival at The Field Museum.  

Free Day

Basic admission is free for Illinois residents. A ticketed exhibition or 3D film is available at a special price by adding a Discovery Pass for $11, or see it all with an All-Access Pass for $18. All passes must be purchased on arrival at The Field Museum.    

Free Day

Basic admission is free for Illinois residents. A ticketed exhibition or 3D film is available at a special price by adding a Discovery Pass for $11, or see it all with an All-Access Pass for $18. All passes must be purchased on arrival at The Field Museum.  

Art and Science Spotlight

Every third Saturday of the month 11am-2pm. Free with Basic admission. The Crown Family PlayLab invites you to join us for Art and Science Spotlight, a special program that brings storytellers, musicians, painters, and other performers to the Museum to meet you and your little one! The Crown Family PlayLab is free with basic admission and is open Thursdays through Mondays from 10am to 4pm, last admission is at 3pm.

Gaming Through the Ages: Exploring the Rise and Fall of Ancient Civilizations

Like playing board games? Ever wondered what life was like in ancient China and Scandinavia? Come play board games and investigate life in ancient times with us! We’ll explore our two brand new exhibits, Cyrus Tang Hall of China and Vikings, meet the scientists behind the exhibits, go behind-the-scenes, and examine what life was like thousands of years ago. We’ll play board games throughout the week based on life in ancient civilizations and talk about what these game makers get right about life in ancient times and what they get totally wrong.

Marae Encounter - Restoring Balance: Homeland, Environment, and Generations

Join Field Museum, Filipino American, and Native American communities on Chicago's marae at The Field Museum to learn from others and share your perspectives on what makes us family, especially during times of change. The evening will begin with a Maori welcome, followed by a panel presentation and discussion. The conversation and interaction at the encounter will be curated into additional display panels for the We Are Family exhibit.

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EVOLVE 2015

Hosted by the Field Associates of The Field Museum, EVOLVE promises to be one of the year’s premiere social events, filled with music and dancing, cocktails and food from some of Chicago’s hottest restaurants, fireworks and friends! All proceeds directly support The Field Museum’s mission to explore the Earth and its people.

July

Game Design: Exploring the Rise and Fall of Ancient Civilizations

Come hang out at The Field Museum’s Grainger Digital Media Studio and explore game design and ancient civilizations. Travel back in time and investigate the culture and society of daily life in ancient China through our new exhibit, Cyrus Tang Hall of China. Learn how China and other ancient civilizations progressed through warfare, political upheaval, trade and cultural advancement. Play games about ancient civilizations and then design your own analog or digital game!

Passport to China

Celebrate the opening of the Cyrus Tang Hall of China and Chinese culture in Chicago. Enjoy after-hours access to the exhibition, live Chinese music from local bands, and appetizers from local Chinese restaurants. Tickets go on sale May 28 $35 ($30 for members) until July 2 $40 ($35 for members) until July 8 $45 ($40 for members) at the door Tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable. Program 6:30–9:00 pm    Exhibition open, live music, light hors d’oeuvres, cash bar

Art and Science Spotlight

Every third Saturday of the month 11am-2pm. Free with Basic admission. The Crown Family PlayLab invites you to join us for Art and Science Spotlight, a special program that brings storytellers, musicians, painters, and other performers to the Museum to meet you and your little one! The Crown Family PlayLab is free with basic admission and is open Thursdays through Mondays from 10am to 4pm, last admission is at 3pm.

Designing Objects with Meaning: Cultural Symbolism in Ancient Civilizations

Explore the artifacts recovered from a 13th century Java Sea Shipwreck, investigate the meaning of the color yellow and discover the stories beneath the surface in the Cyrus Tang Hall of China.  Teens will learn about the meaning behind the symbols that adorn the objects and clothing that were used in daily life in ancient China. Using 3D design tools, teens will then design and make an object that tells their own story. Teens will experience behind-the-scenes tours and will meet the scientists behind the Cyrus Tang Hall of China.