Upcoming Events

March

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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.  

Gaming Through the Ages: Spring Break Edition

Come hang out at The Field Museum’s Grainger Digital Media Studio for a day of learning, playing, and exploring in our newest exhibition, Vikings. Teens will explore the Viking civilization by playing contemporary board games. You will have the opportunity to enhance this knowledge by exploring the Vikings exhibit, and determine how well these games represent Viking civilization. Lunch will be provided, or teens may bring their own lunch. April 7; 9am-3pm  Ages 12-13

$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!

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.

May

$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!

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Women in Science Luncheon

The Women's Board of The Field Museum invites you to the 2015 Women In Science Luncheon, a Presentation and Luncheon with Diana Rauner, First Lady of Illinois and President of the Ounce of Prevention Fund. Join us Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at The Field Museum. Registration will take place at 10:30 am, followed by Mrs. Rauner's presentation at 11:00 am. Lunch follows in Stanley Field Hall at noon. Complimentary parking will be in the Soldier Field North Garage, please enter The Field Museum through the West Entrance. Reservations will be held at the door.

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.  Members' Nights Sponsor:

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.  Members' Nights Sponsor:

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

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.

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