Upcoming Events

September

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Crown Family PlayLab - Art and Science Spotlight

Understanding Extinction Patterns: Young naturalists and their families are invited to the Crown Family PlayLab to learn about the conservation of Monarch butterflies and other locally endangered species. Field Museum scientists will be on hand to display butterfly and bird specimens from our collections. Learn why migration patterns are so important to the success of ecosystems and their impact on extinction. Later, join us in the art studio for butterfly creations and stick around for a Monarch butterfly release outside our Museum doors!

$13 Buy Tickets

Question Club

Do you find yourself interrupting casual conversations to say “actually…” and “did you know?” Are you full of fun science facts that no one else seems to know? Put that skill to use at The Field Museum’s newest monthly event! Question Club promises a rollicking Wednesday night pub quiz—with a bonus scientific twist.

Identification Day

Have you been hiking and found a plant you couldn’t identify? Have you snapped a photo of an animal on vacation, and now can’t figure out what it is? Find something you think is a fossil but aren’t quite sure? Attend The Field Museum's first Identification Day to have real scientists attempt to identify your discoveries*, as well as get a look at specimens from the Museum's collections. Scientists from Botany, Geology, and Zoology will be examining your sea shells, plants, feathers, and rocks in order to help you gain a better understanding of what you've discovered. 

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!

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!

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!

$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.  

November

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!

$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.  

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!

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!