Upcoming Events

October

Badge Day: Insect Study

(Sold Out) Boy and Girl Scouts - Earn a Merit Badge at The Field Museum! Badge Day at The Field will have Boy and Girl Scouts trekking across the Museum with fun scavenger hunts, exploring natural sciences through hands-on activities, and going behind the scenes with a Field Museum scientist. All Merit Badge requirements are completed through the program!

Badge Day: Archaeology

(Sold Out) Boy and Girl Scouts - Earn a Merit Badge at The Field Museum! Badge Day at The Field will have Boy and Girl Scouts trekking across the Museum with fun scavenger hunts, exploring natural sciences through hands-on activities, and going behind the scenes with a Field Museum scientist. All Merit Badge requirements are completed through the program!

$10 Buy Tickets

Jurassic Park at the Music Box Theatre

Join The Field Museum at the Music Box Theatre for a special viewing of Jurassic Park during Cinema Science. Then dive into the reality and science behind the Hollywood classic with Pete Makovicky, Associate Curator of Dinosaurs at The Field Museum, during a discussion following the film. So grab your backpack and your notebook for this amazing series that partners two great Chicago Institutions! Tickets are $10 each. 

Badge Day: Insect Study

(Sold Out) Boy and Girl Scouts - Earn a Merit Badge at The Field Museum! Badge Day at The Field will have Boy and Girl Scouts trekking across the Museum with fun scavenger hunts, exploring natural sciences through hands-on activities, and going behind the scenes with a Field Museum scientist. All Merit Badge requirements are completed through the program!

Badge Day: Archaeology

(Sold Out) Boy and Girl Scouts - Earn a Merit Badge at The Field Museum! Badge Day at The Field will have Boy and Girl Scouts trekking across the Museum with fun scavenger hunts, exploring natural sciences through hands-on activities, and going behind the scenes with a Field Museum scientist. All Merit Badge requirements are completed through the program!

$45 Buy Tickets

Hop To It at The Field

Meet Sumit Mehta and Bill Hurley, owners of Empirical Brewery. Developed and conceived in Chicago, Empirical Brewery is located on Ravenswood and Foster.  With deep love of our great city, Empirical was driven by their passion for providing great beer to those around them. They source their ingredients locally, aiming to grow what they can on their rooftop. Their neighbors are their partners, and they look for meaningful collaboration with local farmers, chefs, brewers and others in our community.

$25 Buy Tickets

Badge Day: Mammal Studies

SOLD OUT Boy and Girl Scouts - Earn a Merit Badge at The Field Museum! Badge Day at The Field will have Boy and Girl Scouts trekking across the Museum with fun scavenger hunts, exploring natural sciences through hands-on activities, and going behind the scenes with a Field Museum scientist. All Merit Badge requirements are completed through the program!

Badge Day: Archaeology

(Sold Out) Boy and Girl Scouts - Earn a Merit Badge at The Field Museum! Badge Day at The Field will have Boy and Girl Scouts trekking across the Museum with fun scavenger hunts, exploring natural sciences through hands-on activities, and going behind the scenes with a Field Museum scientist. All Merit Badge requirements are completed through the program!

Learning Through Collections Professional Development Series

Learning Through Collections 101 Turn your classroom into an interactive space where students take learning into their own hands – literally!  Practice new teaching strategies that prepare you to bring real artifacts and specimens into the classroom.  Explore object-based learning through a variety of activities and hands-on experiences. Leave with new skills, student activity ideas, and materials from the Harris Learning Collection to inspire your students about Earth’s natural and cultural diversity.  

After-School Programs: Cultural Moviemaking

Explore cultures and examine how they are represented (or misrepresented) in popular culture through the art of moviemaking. We’ll begin our exploration in our newest exhibit Vodou: Sacred Powers of Haiti and look at how the Museum works with communities to tell their story. Teens will have the opportunity to create a movie about cultural representation in the modern day. Afterschool Programs for Teens

After-School Programs: Cultural Moviemaking

Explore cultures and examine how they are represented (or misrepresented) in popular culture through the art of moviemaking. We’ll begin our exploration in our newest exhibit Vodou: Sacred Powers of Haiti and look at how the Museum works with communities to tell their story. Teens will have the opportunity to create a movie about cultural representation in the modern day. Afterschool Programs for Teens

November

After-School Programs: Cultural Moviemaking

Explore cultures and examine how they are represented (or misrepresented) in popular culture through the art of moviemaking. We’ll begin our exploration in our newest exhibit Vodou: Sacred Powers of Haiti and look at how the Museum works with communities to tell their story. Teens will have the opportunity to create a movie about cultural representation in the modern day. Afterschool Programs for Teens

Badge Day: Geology

(Sold Out) Boy and Girl Scouts - Earn a Merit Badge at The Field Museum! Badge Day at The Field will have Boy and Girl Scouts trekking across the Museum with fun scavenger hunts, exploring natural sciences through hands-on activities, and going behind the scenes with a Field Museum scientist. All Merit Badge requirements are completed through the program!

Badge Day: Archaeology

(Sold Out) Boy and Girl Scouts - Earn a Merit Badge at The Field Museum! Badge Day at The Field will have Boy and Girl Scouts trekking across the Museum with fun scavenger hunts, exploring natural sciences through hands-on activities, and going behind the scenes with a Field Museum scientist. All Merit Badge requirements are completed through the program!

$10 Buy Tickets

Raiders of the Lost Ark at the Music Box Theatre

Join The Field Museum at the Music Box Theatre for a special viewing of Raiders of the Lost Ark during Cinema Science. Then dive into the reality and science behind the Hollywood classic with Bill Parkinson, Associate Curator of Eurasian Anthropology at The Field Museum, during a discussion following the film. So grab your backpack and your notebook for this amazing series that partners two great Chicago Institutions!

After-School Programs: Cultural Moviemaking

Explore cultures and examine how they are represented (or misrepresented) in popular culture through the art of moviemaking. We’ll begin our exploration in our newest exhibit Vodou: Sacred Powers of Haiti and look at how the Museum works with communities to tell their story. Teens will have the opportunity to create a movie about cultural representation in the modern day. Afterschool Programs for Teens

$25 Buy Tickets

Badge Day: Mammal Studies

(SOLD OUT) Boy and Girl Scouts - Earn a Merit Badge at The Field Museum! Badge Day at The Field will have Boy and Girl Scouts trekking across the Museum with fun scavenger hunts, exploring natural sciences through hands-on activities, and going behind the scenes with a Field Museum scientist. All Merit Badge requirements are completed through the program!

Badge Day: Archaeology

(Sold Out) Boy and Girl Scouts - Earn a Merit Badge at The Field Museum! Badge Day at The Field will have Boy and Girl Scouts trekking across the Museum with fun scavenger hunts, exploring natural sciences through hands-on activities, and going behind the scenes with a Field Museum scientist. All Merit Badge requirements are completed through the program!

Learning Through Collections Professional Development Series

Exploring the Next Generation Science Standards  Get a hands-on and in-depth introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards!  Explore how the standards are designed and make connections to your current science curriculum.  You’ll have a chance to collaborate with other educators and practice using the standards to create learning goals and assessments.  We’ll also demonstrate how to use the Harris Learning Collection materials to meet these exciting new benchmarks.  

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Art and Science Spotlight -Crown Family PlayLab

Join us for storytelling sessions with Emmy Award winning storyteller Willa Brigham from the National Association of Black Storytellers. Hear lively stories in the East Entrance hallway and then visit the Crown Family PlayLab art studio to create a masterpiece.  Every third Saturday of the month 11am-2pm. Free with Basic admission.

After-School Programs: Cultural Moviemaking

Explore cultures and examine how they are represented (or misrepresented) in popular culture through the art of moviemaking. We’ll begin our exploration in our newest exhibit Vodou: Sacred Powers of Haiti and look at how the Museum works with communities to tell their story. Teens will have the opportunity to create a movie about cultural representation in the modern day. Afterschool Programs for Teens

December

$25 Buy Tickets

Badge Day: Geology

(Sold Out) Boy and Girl Scouts - Earn a Merit Badge at The Field Museum! Badge Day at The Field will have Boy and Girl Scouts trekking across the Museum with fun scavenger hunts, exploring natural sciences through hands-on activities, and going behind the scenes with a Field Museum scientist. All Merit Badge requirements are completed through the program!

Badge Day: Archaeology

(Sold Out) Boy and Girl Scouts - Earn a Merit Badge at The Field Museum! Badge Day at The Field will have Boy and Girl Scouts trekking across the Museum with fun scavenger hunts, exploring natural sciences through hands-on activities, and going behind the scenes with a Field Museum scientist. All Merit Badge requirements are completed through the program!

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Crown Family PlayLab - 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! Join us this Saturday for spectacular Haitian folkloric dance performances, then visit the Playlab to take part in Caribbean-themed activities.

January

$63 Buy Tickets

Dozin' with the Dinos

This date will have a puppet theme. The lights dim as you explore the rituals of ancient Egyptian culture, guided by the light of your flashlight. Next, you prowl an African savannah with giraffes, hippos, and man-eating lions.  Take a break by playing games from around the world or touching giant bugs from right in your backyard.  Cap your night of exploration and adventure with cozy bedtime stories, before drifting off to dreamland in one of our amazing exhibits. Bring your family and friends for a night at the museum you’ll never forget!

$63 Buy Tickets

Dozin' with the Dinos

The lights dim as you explore the rituals of ancient Egyptian culture, guided by the light of your flashlight. Next, you prowl an African savannah with giraffes, hippos, and man-eating lions.  Take a break by playing games from around the world or touching giant bugs from right in your backyard.  Cap your night of exploration and adventure with cozy bedtime stories, before drifting off to dreamland in one of our amazing exhibits. Bring your family and friends for a night at the museum you’ll never forget!

February

$63 Buy Tickets

Dozin' with the Dinos

The lights dim as you explore the rituals of ancient Egyptian culture, guided by the light of your flashlight. Next, you prowl an African savannah with giraffes, hippos, and man-eating lions.  Take a break by playing games from around the world or touching giant bugs from right in your backyard.  Cap your night of exploration and adventure with cozy bedtime stories, before drifting off to dreamland in one of our amazing exhibits. Bring your family and friends for a night at the museum you’ll never forget!

$63 Buy Tickets

Dozin' with the Dinos

The lights dim as you explore the rituals of ancient Egyptian culture, guided by the light of your flashlight. Next, you prowl an African savannah with giraffes, hippos, and man-eating lions.  Take a break by playing games from around the world or touching giant bugs from right in your backyard.  Cap your night of exploration and adventure with cozy bedtime stories, before drifting off to dreamland in one of our amazing exhibits. Bring your family and friends for a night at the museum you’ll never forget!

March

$63 Buy Tickets

Dozin' with the Dinos

The lights dim as you explore the rituals of ancient Egyptian culture, guided by the light of your flashlight. Next, you prowl an African savannah with giraffes, hippos, and man-eating lions.  Take a break by playing games from around the world or touching giant bugs from right in your backyard.  Cap your night of exploration and adventure with cozy bedtime stories, before drifting off to dreamland in one of our amazing exhibits. Bring your family and friends for a night at the museum you’ll never forget!

$63 Buy Tickets

Dozin' with the Dinos

The lights dim as you explore the rituals of ancient Egyptian culture, guided by the light of your flashlight. Next, you prowl an African savannah with giraffes, hippos, and man-eating lions.  Take a break by playing games from around the world or touching giant bugs from right in your backyard.  Cap your night of exploration and adventure with cozy bedtime stories, before drifting off to dreamland in one of our amazing exhibits. Bring your family and friends for a night at the museum you’ll never forget!

$63 Buy Tickets

Dozin' with the Dinos

Sue the T. rex is having a sleepover! The lights dim as you explore the rituals of ancient Egyptian culture, guided by the light of your flashlight. Next, you prowl an African savannah with giraffes, hippos, and man-eating lions.  Take a break by playing games from around the world or touching giant bugs from right in your backyard.  Cap your night of exploration and adventure with cozy bedtime stories, before drifting off to dreamland in one of our amazing exhibits. Bring your family and friends for a night at the museum you’ll never forget!