Upcoming Events

March

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Tell a story through 3D printing.

Cultural Material: 3D

Objects tell stories. Learn how The Field Museum uses 3D technologies to preserve objects and the stories they tell. Get first-hand experience working in 3D software and design your own 3D object to be printed at the end of the program. Design and fabricate anything from a 3D printed video game controller to a biomechanically inspired object of your choosing. Free and open to teens ages 14-18 with a valid school or state ID. Teens must enter through the West Doors of the Museum, program runs from 4:30 pm to 6:20 pm.  

$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!

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Tell a story through 3D printing.

Cultural Material: 3D

Objects tell stories. Learn how The Field Museum uses 3D technologies to preserve objects and the stories they tell. Get first-hand experience working in 3D software and design your own 3D object to be printed at the end of the program. Design and fabricate anything from a 3D printed video game controller to a biomechanically inspired object of your choosing. Free and open to teens ages 14-18 with a valid school or state ID. Teens must enter through the West Doors of the Museum, program runs from 4:30 pm to 6:20 pm.  

Members-Only Lecture

As a valued member, we invite you to join us for the Members' Only lecture for our newest exhibition, Vikings. Join us for a light breakfast reception at 8:00am followed by a lecture at 9:00am in James Simpson Theater with Susan Neill, Vikings Project Manager. Enjoy a complimentary viewing of the newest exhibition, Vikings, as well as Vodou: Sacred Powers of Haiti.

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Tell a story through 3D printing.

Cultural Material: 3D

Objects tell stories. Learn how The Field Museum uses 3D technologies to preserve objects and the stories they tell. Get first-hand experience working in 3D software and design your own 3D object to be printed at the end of the program. Design and fabricate anything from a 3D printed video game controller to a biomechanically inspired object of your choosing. Free and open to teens ages 14-18 with a valid school or state ID. Teens must enter through the West Doors of the Museum, program runs from 4:30 pm to 6:20 pm.  

$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!

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.

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Tell a story through 3D printing.

Cultural Material: 3D

Objects tell stories. Learn how The Field Museum uses 3D technologies to preserve objects and the stories they tell. Get first-hand experience working in 3D software and design your own 3D object to be printed at the end of the program. Design and fabricate anything from a 3D printed video game controller to a biomechanically inspired object of your choosing. Free and open to teens ages 14-18 with a valid school or state ID. Teens must enter through the West Doors of the Museum, program runs from 4:30 pm to 6:20 pm.  

$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!

April

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Tell a story through 3D printing.

Cultural Material: 3D

Objects tell stories. Learn how The Field Museum uses 3D technologies to preserve objects and the stories they tell. Get first-hand experience working in 3D software and design your own 3D object to be printed at the end of the program. Design and fabricate anything from a 3D printed video game controller to a biomechanically inspired object of your choosing. Free and open to teens ages 14-18 with a valid school or state ID. Teens must enter through the West Doors of the Museum, program runs from 4:30 pm to 6:20 pm.  

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.

$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!

May

$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!

Members' Nights

As a member, receive free tickets to the exclusive Annual Members' Nights. Every year, the Museum opens its doors after-hours to members only, and comes alive with special, this-night only activities. Socialize, tour special exhibitions, or go behind the scenes into collections and labs with out staff.  Not a member? Join today!

Members' Nights

As a member, receive free tickets to the exclusive Annual Members' Nights. Every year, the Museum opens its doors after-hours to members only, and comes alive with special, this-night only activities. Socialize, tour special exhibitions, or go behind the scenes into collections and labs with out staff.  Not a member? Join today!

June

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.

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

Teen Summer Workshops  June 22 – August 7th Our digital learning summer workshops are crash courses in the newest scientific research and media technology. Teens will be immersed in an intensive short program where they will design anything from games to 3D fabrications. These creations will help engage the public in conversations about The Field Museum’s collections and research. One week workshops are $49/$39 for members

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!

Game Design: Exploring the Rise and Fall of Ancient Civilizations

Teen Summer Workshops  June 22 – August 7th Our digital learning summer workshops are crash courses in the newest scientific research and media technology. Teens will be immersed in an intensive short program where they will design anything from games to 3D fabrications. These creations will help engage the public in conversations about The Field Museum’s collections and research. One week workshops are $49/$39 for members

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

Teen Summer Workshops  June 22 – August 7th Our digital learning summer workshops are crash courses in the newest scientific research and media technology. Teens will be immersed in an intensive short program where they will design anything from games to 3D fabrications. These creations will help engage the public in conversations about The Field Museum’s collections and research. One week workshops are $49/$39 for members