Upcoming Events

November

Lichens, Air Pollution, and Human Health

Lichens are fungi that form symbioses with photosynthetic organisms (algae or cyanobacteria). On one hand they are sensitive to certain pollutants, on the other they accumulate pollutants such as trace metals. Lichen diversity proved to be well correlated with the incidence of lung cancer in Northern Italy. Techniques for lichen biomonitoring are now standardized at European level, and in some countries the results are accepted as evidence in court cases against polluting industries.

After-School Programs: Cultural Moviemaking

Explore cultures and examine how they are represented (or misrepresented) in popular culture through the art of moviemaking. We will 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. Sign Up Here! After-school Programs for Teens

$35 Buy Tickets

Passport to Haiti

Join The Field Museum and the Haitian-American community for an exclusive evening event celebrating cultural diversity in Chicago.  Experience the new exhibition, Vodou: Sacred Powers of Haiti, and look beyond the Hollywood stereotypes to experience a living religion that profoundly expresses the Haitian national experience.  Hear from Chicago community leaders and learn why Vodou remains a vital force today far beyond the borders of Haiti.

$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 will 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. Sign Up Here! After-school Programs for Teens

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.  

After-School Programs: Cultural Moviemaking

Explore cultures and examine how they are represented (or misrepresented) in popular culture through the art of moviemaking. We will 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. Sign Up Here! After-school Programs for Teens

December

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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!

April

$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!