Upcoming Events

July

Jazz & Colors: Wave That Flag

Following the success of Jazz & Colors in New York’s Central Park and Jazz & Colors: The Masterworks Edition at the acclaimed Metropolitan Museum of Art, Jazz & Colors comes to Chicago’s Field Museum with a more focused and intimate experience. Jazz & Colors: Wave That Flag will feature local jazz musicians performing in various parts of the Museum taking on the songbook of the Grateful Dead for two sets of music on Saturday, July 4th.

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!

$35 Buy Tickets

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. $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

Meet a Scientist

Free with Basic admission. Every Friday from 10am to noon, scientists will be out in the Museum sharing the wonders of our collections and highlights of their research. Hear about their work, see real artifacts and specimens from the over 24 million objects not on display at The Field, and experience the Museum like never before. Topics will range from birds to insects, from mammals to plants, from pottery to spear points, and more! No program July 3rd due to the holiday.

Meet a Scientist

Free with Basic admission. Every Friday from 10am to noon, scientists will be out in the Museum sharing the wonders of our collections and highlights of their research. Hear about their work, see real artifacts and specimens from the over 24 million objects not on display at The Field, and experience the Museum like never before. Topics will range from birds to insects, from mammals to plants, from pottery to spear points, and more! No program July 3rd due to the holiday.

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.

Meet a Scientist

Free with Basic admission. Every Friday from 10am to noon, scientists will be out in the Museum sharing the wonders of our collections and highlights of their research. Hear about their work, see real artifacts and specimens from the over 24 million objects not on display at The Field, and experience the Museum like never before. Topics will range from birds to insects, from mammals to plants, from pottery to spear points, and more! No program July 3rd due to the holiday.

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.

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.

Meet a Scientist

Free with Basic admission. Every Friday from 10am to noon, scientists will be out in the Museum sharing the wonders of our collections and highlights of their research. Hear about their work, see real artifacts and specimens from the over 24 million objects not on display at The Field, and experience the Museum like never before. Topics will range from birds to insects, from mammals to plants, from pottery to spear points, and more! No program July 3rd due to the holiday.

August

Meet a Scientist

Free with Basic admission. Every Friday from 10am to noon, scientists will be out in the Museum sharing the wonders of our collections and highlights of their research. Hear about their work, see real artifacts and specimens from the over 24 million objects not on display at The Field, and experience the Museum like never before. Topics will range from birds to insects, from mammals to plants, from pottery to spear points, and more! No program July 3rd due to the holiday.

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.  

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A selection of charismatic Lobariaceae lichens in New Zealand

A selection of charismatic Lobariaceae lichens in New Zealand

Meet a Scientist

Free with Basic admission. Every Friday from 10am to noon, scientists will be out in the Museum sharing the wonders of our collections and highlights of their research. Hear about their work, see real artifacts and specimens from the over 24 million objects not on display at The Field, and experience the Museum like never before. Topics will range from birds to insects, from mammals to plants, from pottery to spear points, and more! No program July 3rd due to the holiday.

Art and Science Spotlight- August

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.

Meet a Scientist

Free with Basic admission. Every Friday from 10am to noon, scientists will be out in the Museum sharing the wonders of our collections and highlights of their research. Hear about their work, see real artifacts and specimens from the over 24 million objects not on display at The Field, and experience the Museum like never before. Topics will range from birds to insects, from mammals to plants, from pottery to spear points, and more! No program July 3rd due to the holiday.

Meet a Scientist

Free with Basic admission. Every Friday from 10am to noon, scientists will be out in the Museum sharing the wonders of our collections and highlights of their research. Hear about their work, see real artifacts and specimens from the over 24 million objects not on display at The Field, and experience the Museum like never before. Topics will range from birds to insects, from mammals to plants, from pottery to spear points, and more! No program July 3rd due to the holiday.

September

Field ENCOUNTERS: Gidwitz Hall of Birds

An evening with multiple Museum scientists, curators, and artists showcasing their current work and specimens within the newly updated Gidwitz Hall of Birds.  This event is part of the Field ENCOUNTERS program, Creatures + the Environment and Exhibitions + Public Learning tracks. For more information, please contact Katlyn Hemmingsen at khemmingsen@fieldmuseum.org.

October

Field ENCOUNTERS: The Kish Collection

An evening lecture focusing on the Museum’s Kish Collection and the current status of the Museum’s Iraqi relationships. The Kish Collection represents a handful of the thousands of Mesopotamian objects in the Museum’s permanent collection. It will be on view for one year, and showcase nine important items excavated between 1923 and 1932 at the ancient city of Kish. This event is part of the Field ENCOUNTERS program, Anthropology track. For more information, please contact Katlyn Hemmingsen at khemmingsen@fieldmuseum.org.

December

Passport to Greece

Celebrate the opening of Greeks: From Agamemnon to Alexander the Great and Greek culture in Chicago. Enjoy after-hours access to the exhibition, live Greek music from local bands, and appetizers from local Greek restaurants. Tickets go on sale October 28 $35 ($30 for members) until December 2 $40 ($35 for members) until December 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