Get all the details on member events happening soon at the Field Museum.

Field Museum staff member shows a fish specimen to a young boy, while the child's mother takes a picture.

Member Docent Tours

Join our docents to learn more about our temporary exhibitions. All tours will begin at 1pm and last approximately one hour. To provide the best tour experience, space is limited and reservations are required. Registration opens one month prior to each tour. More dates will be added soon.

  • Friday, October 19: Mummies, RSVP today
  • Saturday, October 20: Mummies, RSVP today
  • Friday, October 26: Antarctic Dinosaurs, RSVP today
  • Saturday, October 27: Antarctic Dinosaurs RSVP today
  • Saturday, November 3: Mummies
  • Saturday, November 10: Antarctic Dinosaurs
  • Saturday, December 1: Mummies
  • Saturday, December 8: Antarctic Dinosaurs

October is Member Appreciation Month

Your membership makes an impact every day at the Field Museum, supporting scientific discovery, public engagement in science, and the care of nearly 40 million specimens and artifacts in our collection. To celebrate your support, we invite you to enjoy special events and benefits through October.

  • Docent-led tours of Mummies and Antarctic Dinosaurs
  • Weekly drawings for fun prizes
  • Scavenger hunts and limited edition pins (available at the membership desk)
  • Member Lecture with Lesley de Souza
  • 125th Anniversary Celebration
  • Halloween Breakfast

Member Lecture with Lesley de Souza

Saturday, October 20, 11am—This event is at capacity and registration is now closed. 

(Please note: this event was rescheduled from October 6 to October 20, we apologize for any inconvenience.)

Join Lesley de Souza, Conservation Scientist: Rapid Inventories, Keller Science Action Center, to hear about her work as a conservationist for the Field Museum. Lesley’s research focuses on understanding fish diversity in the Amazon basin, and she utilizes this scientific research for community-based conservation efforts.

Space is limited and advanced registration is required.

125th Anniversary Celebration

Tuesday, October 16, 5:30–8:30pm—RSVP today

Now in its 125th year, the Field Museum continues to fuel a journey of discovery. As we look forward to the next 125 years, Field Museum members and donors are invited to join us for an evening of exploration, inspiration, and conservation.

Field Museum scientists will be on hand in Stanley Field Hall to share their work in urban monarch conservation and conservation tools, fungal interactions, Mesoamerica and local archaeology, insects, and birds.

Enjoy a photo booth by Fotio and face painting by Rock Your Body Art in Stanley Field Hall, and access to Mummies, Antarctic Dinosaurs, and the Griffin Halls of Evolving Planet. The Field Bistro will have food and drink available for purchase throughout the event.

Space is limited and advanced registration is required.

Halloween breakfast

Saturday, October 27, 9–10:30am—Sold Out

Join us for a family friendly Halloween breakfast, exclusively for Field Museum members. Enjoy a buffet breakfast and chat with Field Museum scientists to learn about creepy crawlies, skeletons, and more. Costumes are welcomed!

$35/adult, $25/child (ages 3-11). Tickets are limited and advanced purchase is required.

To purchase tickets, please call the Membership office at 312.665.7705. If anyone in your party has food allergies or restrictions, please mention them when purchasing your tickets.

Volunteer Habitat Restoration at Beaubien Woods

Saturday, November 3, 10am–1pm—RSVP today 

The Chicago area is home to a surprising amount of native biodiversity, and how we live today directly impacts the future of our natural spaces. Improve the health of Chicago’s natural areas and our communities by helping with habitat restoration at Beaubien Woods.

Join staff from the Museum’s Keller Science Action Center to clear brush and invasive species from Beaubien Woods—just be sure to wear some clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty.

Space is limited and advanced registration is required.

Miss Saigon Dinner and Discussion

Thursday, December 6, 5pm—Sold Out

All through history, women in East and Southeast Asia have been central to powerful stories of resilience and courage during times of conflict, uncertainty, and dislocation. Join us for an engaging evening of storytelling and discussion—exclusively for Field Museum members—followed by dinner and a performance of the famed show, Miss Saigon.

Dr. Deborah Bekken, Adjunct Curator of Anthropology and Lisa Niziolek, Boone Research Scientist, will lead a discussion focused on families and women who have adapted during times of change—many in inspiring ways that have left a mark on the arts, literature, and culture.

This event is sold out.

Holiday Breakfast

Saturday, December 15, seatings at 9am and 10am—Tickets go on sale November 1 at 8:30am.

Add some natural history to your holiday traditions and celebrate at the Field Museum. Enjoy a buffet breakfast, create holiday crafts, and share all of your holiday wishes when you take your picture with Santa.

$40/adult, $30/child (ages 3-11). Tickets are limited and advanced purchase is required.

To purchase tickets, please call the Membership office at 312.665.7705. If anyone in your party has food allergies or restrictions, please mention them when purchasing your tickets.


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