Events for Families

March

April

$63 Buy Tickets

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 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!

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.

May

$63 Buy Tickets

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 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!

June

July

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.