Upcoming Events

April

May

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From Villages to Cities: An Archaeological Encounter

Join us for an upcoming Archaeological Encounter! On May 2, The Field Museum is partnering with Crow Canyon Archaeological Center, a leader in archaeology research and learning, to present a full-day seminar at The Field Museum.   The seminar is the brainchild of Field Museum leader and Crow Canyon Trustee Carole Segal. We are grateful for her leadership and generous support underwriting the Segal Family Foundation.

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:

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.

June

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.

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.

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EVOLVE 2015

Hosted by the Field Associates of The Field Museum, EVOLVE promises to be one of the year’s premiere social events, filled with music and dancing, cocktails and food from some of Chicago’s hottest restaurants, fireworks and friends! All proceeds directly support The Field Museum’s mission to explore the Earth and its people.

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!

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.

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.

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.