Upcoming Events

September

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. 

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. 

ID Day

Picked up a rock that looks suspiciously like a dinosaur fossil? Snapped a photo of a bright blue bird that you can’t identify? Your annual chance to get a world-renowned scientist’s take on it is coming up on September 12 at The Field Museum’s ID Day. You can bring in fossils, rocks, meteorites, seashells, feathers, and photographs of mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, and insects—just nothing that’s alive or was recently, or the animals (or their fleas) could get loose in the 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. 

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.

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Join The Field Museum as we present the 2015 Parker/Gentry Award for conservation to Merlijn van Weerd, pictured here with students measuring a Philippine crocodile.

Conservation Celebration and 20th Annual Parker/Gentry Award Ceremony

2015 Parker/Gentry Award Honoree: The Field Museum is honored to present the 2015 Parker/Gentry Award to Dutch biologist Merlijn van Weerd. Over 15 years ago, Mr. van Weerd started working towards establishing the Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park in northern Luzon to be one of the largest and most diverse protected areas in the Philippines. His team discovered a remnant population of the critically endangered Philippine crocodile. In 2003 Merlijn and colleagues established the Mabuwaya Foundation.

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Junior Girl Scouts-Flowers

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! For more information, download our Badge Day FAQs.

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Junior Girl Scouts-Animal Habitats

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! For more information, download our Badge Day FAQs.

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. 

Learning Through Collections 101

Join us on Saturdays this fall for free professional development focusing on promoting inquiry by using real artifacts and specimens in the classroom!  More information is listed under event details.  September 26 - Learning Through Collections 101 October 17 - Exploring the Next Generation Science Standards November 14 - The Art of a Good Question  Want to register?  Have questions?  Email harris@fieldmuseum.org.

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Junior Girl Scouts-Flowers

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! For more information, download our Badge Day FAQs.

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Junior Girl Scouts-Animal Habitats

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! For more information, download our Badge Day FAQs.

October

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Boy Scouts- Archaeology

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! For more information, download our Badge Day FAQs.

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Boy Scouts-Insect Study

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! For more information, download our Badge Day FAQs.

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.

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.

Exploring the Next Generation Science Standards

Join us on Saturdays this fall for free professional development focusing on promoting inquiry by using real artifacts and specimens in the classroom!  More information is listed under event details.  September 26 - Learning Through Collections 101 October 17 - Exploring the Next Generation Science Standards November 14 - The Art of a Good Question  Want to register?  Have questions?  Email harris@fieldmuseum.org.

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Boy Scouts-Insect Study

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! For more information, download our Badge Day FAQs.

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Boy Scouts-Archaeology

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! For more information, download our Badge Day FAQs.

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Boy Scouts-Archaeology

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! For more information, download our Badge Day FAQs.

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Boy Scouts-Insect Study

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! For more information, download our Badge Day FAQs.

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.

November

The Art of a Good Question - Asking and Answering for Teachers and Students

Join us on Saturdays this fall for free professional development focusing on promoting inquiry by using real artifacts and specimens in the classroom!  More information is listed under event details.  September 26 - Learning Through Collections 101 October 17 - Exploring the Next Generation Science Standards November 14 - The Art of a Good Question  Want to register?  Have questions?  Email harris@fieldmuseum.org.

December

Passport to Greece

Celebrate the opening of Greeks—Agamemnon to Alexander the Great and Greek culture in Chicago. Enjoy after-hours access to the exhibition and tastes of Greece in Chicago through live music by local Greek musicians and appetizers from 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

January

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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 looking at 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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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 looking at 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

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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 looking at 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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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 looking at 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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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 looking at 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!