Events for Adults


Meet a Scientist

Free with Basic admission. Every Friday from 10am to noon, scientists will be out in the Museum sharing the wonders of our collections and highlights of their research. Hear about their work, see real artifacts and specimens from the over 24 million objects not on display at The Field, and experience the Museum like never before. Topics will range from birds to insects, from mammals to plants, from pottery to spear points, and more!  


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.

$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!