Events for Adults

July

Jazz & Colors: Wave That Flag

Following the success of Jazz & Colors in New York’s Central Park and Jazz & Colors: The Masterworks Edition at the acclaimed Metropolitan Museum of Art, Jazz & Colors comes to Chicago’s Field Museum with a more focused and intimate experience. Jazz & Colors: Wave That Flag will feature local jazz musicians performing in various parts of the Museum taking on the songbook of the Grateful Dead for two sets of music on Saturday, July 4th.

$35 Buy Tickets

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 and performances, and appetizers from local Chinese restaurants. $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. Program 6:30–9:00 pm    Exhibition open, live music, light hors d’oeuvres, cash bar

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! No program July 3rd due to the holiday.

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! No program July 3rd due to the holiday.

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! No program July 3rd due to the holiday.

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! No program July 3rd due to the holiday.

August

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! No program July 3rd due to the holiday.

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A selection of charismatic Lobariaceae lichens in New Zealand

A selection of charismatic Lobariaceae lichens in New Zealand

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! No program July 3rd due to the holiday.

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! No program July 3rd due to the holiday.

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! No program July 3rd due to the holiday.

December

Passport to Greece

Celebrate the opening of Greeks: From Agamemnon to Alexander the Great and Greek culture in Chicago. Enjoy after-hours access to the exhibition, live Greek music from local bands, and appetizers from local 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 Tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable. Program 6:30–9:00 pm    Exhibition open, live music, light hors d’oeuvres, cash bar