Upcoming Events

May

June

Meet a Scientist

Free with Basic admission. On Fridays from 11am to 1pm, find scientific staff in our new Grainger Science Hub! They'll share wonders from our collections and highlights of their research. Enter from Stanley Field Hall to hear about their work, see real artifacts and specimens from the approximately 30 million objects in The Field Museum's collections, and experience the Museum in new ways.

Restoring Beaubien Woods

Help improve the health of Chicago's natural areas and our communities by volunteering at Beaubien Woods and Eggers Grove with The Field Museum. Volunteering with us requires very little - wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. We will always provide some snacks and water, but potlucking is encouraged! For more information on how to volunteer with The Field Museum's habitat restorations, email Robb Telfer at rtelfer@fieldmuseum.org.

Dino Camp: Session 1 - SOLD OUT

Calling all preschoolers and caregivers! Join us for a unique two day summer camp exploring the world of dinosaurs. Dino Camp is an early childhood camp, designed expressly for young explorers ages 3-4 with their caregivers. During the two days of discovery we will learn how to spot a dinosaur, see SUE’s skull, dig for dino bones and much more. The program takes place from 9:00am - 11:30am in the Crown Family PlayLab. $76 for non-members/ $67 for members

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Summer Late Night

Never have the chance to visit The Field Museum during the day? This summer, explore our new exhibitions and events during evening hours on select dates. We’ll be open later with extended admission until 9 pm, with last admission at 8 pm, on June 6, July 1-7, August 1, and September 5. Come by to discover The Field’s vast collection in Specimens: Unlocking the Secrets of Life, get closer to dinosaurs than ever before in Jurassic World: The Exhibition, and experience the ritual, identity, obsession, and art of indelibly marking one’s skin in Tattoo.

$45 Buy Tickets

Summer Late Night: Base Camp

Hang out under the shade of palm trees or peek inside the tent of a Field Museum scientist in our tropical Base Camp. Field experts on tropical flora, fauna, and anthropology from around the world will be there to answer your questions, chat about their work, and explain The Field’s innovative conservation efforts in South America. Plus, celebrated mixologist Nandini Khaund will be on hand with specialty cocktails and stories of her own tropical adventures. Spanish-language programming is available for this date of Base Camp.

Dino Camp: Session 2 - SOLD OUT

Calling all preschoolers and caregivers! Join us for a unique two day summer camp exploring the world of dinosaurs. Dino Camp is an early childhood camp, designed expressly for young explorers ages 3-4 with their caregivers. During the two days of discovery we will learn how to spot a dinosaur, see SUE’s skull, dig for dino bones and much more. The program takes place from 9:00am - 11:30am in the Crown Family PlayLab. $76 for non-members/ $67 for members

Restoring Eggers Grove

Help improve the health of Chicago's natural areas and our communities by volunteering at Beaubien Woods and Eggers Grove with The Field Museum. Volunteering with us requires very little - wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. We will always provide some snacks and water, but potlucking is encouraged! For more information on how to volunteer with The Field Museum's habitat restorations, email Robb Telfer at rtelfer@fieldmuseum.org.

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.

$79 Buy Tickets

Tween Camp: Fish Unleashed

Scientists do far more than observe and report. In the field, in labs, and across the world they collect data and specimens to tell the story of the earth an its people. Tween Camp: Fish Unleashed, gives young people aged 11 to 13 the opportunity to meet a Field Museum fish scientist, explore the upcoming Specimens exhibition, and go behind-the-scenes and see The Field Museum’s fishes collection. Using the Scratch programming language and the Specimens exhibition as inspiration, tweens will create their own digital interactive story.

Dino Camp: Session 3 - SOLD OUT

Calling all preschoolers and caregivers! Join us for a unique two day summer camp exploring the world of dinosaurs. Dino Camp is an early childhood camp, designed expressly for young explorers ages 3-4 with their caregivers. During the two days of discovery we will learn how to spot a dinosaur, see SUE’s skull, dig for dino bones and much more. The program takes place from 9:00am - 11:30am in the Crown Family PlayLab. $76 for non-members/ $67 for members

Free Admission Day

On Free Admission Days, basic admission is free for Illinois residents with valid proof of residency.* See ticketed exhibitions and 3D films at a special price: choose a Discovery Pass and see one special exhibition or 3D film, or see it all with an All-Access Pass! Those who qualify for state food assistance can visit at a discounted rate any day with the Museums for All initiative.  2017 Free Admission Days (more dates to be announced)

Dino Camp: Session 4 - SOLD OUT

Calling all preschoolers and caregivers! Join us for a unique two day summer camp exploring the world of dinosaurs. Dino Camp is an early childhood camp, designed expressly for young explorers ages 3-4 with their caregivers. During the two days of discovery we will learn how to spot a dinosaur, see SUE’s skull, dig for dino bones and much more. The program takes place from 9:00am - 11:30am in the Crown Family PlayLab. $76 for non-members/ $67 for members

Free Admission Day

On Free Admission Days, basic admission is free for Illinois residents with valid proof of residency.* See ticketed exhibitions and 3D films at a special price: choose a Discovery Pass and see one special exhibition or 3D film, or see it all with an All-Access Pass! Those who qualify for state food assistance can visit at a discounted rate any day with the Museums for All initiative.  2017 Free Admission Days (more dates to be announced)

Free Admission Day

On Free Admission Days, basic admission is free for Illinois residents with valid proof of residency.* See ticketed exhibitions and 3D films at a special price: choose a Discovery Pass and see one special exhibition or 3D film, or see it all with an All-Access Pass! Those who qualify for state food assistance can visit at a discounted rate any day with the Museums for All initiative.  2017 Free Admission Days (more dates to be announced)

Live Tattoo Demonstration

Free with purchase of an All-Access or Discovery Pass that includes Tattoo. Watch master artists in action as they ink clients in our working tattoo shop. Tattoo artists from around Chicago will work out of the in-exhibition tattoo shop on select dates between 11am and 4:30pm. All ages may enter the exhibition, but guests under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian to enter the tattoo shop.  

Live Tattoo Demonstration

Free with purchase of an All-Access or Discovery Pass that includes Tattoo. Watch master artists in action as they ink clients in our working tattoo shop. Tattoo artists from around Chicago will work out of the in-exhibition tattoo shop on select dates between 11am and 4:30pm. All ages may enter the exhibition, but guests under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian to enter the tattoo shop.  

July

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Summer Late Night

Never have the chance to visit The Field Museum during the day? This summer, explore our new exhibitions and events during evening hours on select dates. We’ll be open later with extended admission until 9 pm, with last admission at 8 pm, on June 6, July 1-7, August 1, and September 5. Come by to discover The Field’s vast collection in Specimens: Unlocking the Secrets of Life, get closer to dinosaurs than ever before in Jurassic World: The Exhibition, and experience the ritual, identity, obsession, and art of indelibly marking one’s skin in Tattoo.

Buy Tickets

Summer Late Night

Never have the chance to visit The Field Museum during the day? This summer, explore our new exhibitions and events during evening hours on select dates. We’ll be open later with extended admission until 9 pm, with last admission at 8 pm, on June 6, July 1-7, August 1, and September 5. Come by to discover The Field’s vast collection in Specimens: Unlocking the Secrets of Life, get closer to dinosaurs than ever before in Jurassic World: The Exhibition, and experience the ritual, identity, obsession, and art of indelibly marking one’s skin in Tattoo.

Buy Tickets

Summer Late Night

Never have the chance to visit The Field Museum during the day? This summer, explore our new exhibitions and events during evening hours on select dates. We’ll be open later with extended admission until 9 pm, with last admission at 8 pm, on June 6, July 1-7, August 1, and September 5. Come by to discover The Field’s vast collection in Specimens: Unlocking the Secrets of Life, get closer to dinosaurs than ever before in Jurassic World: The Exhibition, and experience the ritual, identity, obsession, and art of indelibly marking one’s skin in Tattoo.

Buy Tickets

Summer Late Night

Never have the chance to visit The Field Museum during the day? This summer, explore our new exhibitions and events during evening hours on select dates. We’ll be open later with extended admission until 9 pm, with last admission at 8 pm, on June 6, July 1-7, August 1, and September 5. Come by to discover The Field’s vast collection in Specimens: Unlocking the Secrets of Life, get closer to dinosaurs than ever before in Jurassic World: The Exhibition, and experience the ritual, identity, obsession, and art of indelibly marking one’s skin in Tattoo.

Buy Tickets

Summer Late Night

Never have the chance to visit The Field Museum during the day? This summer, explore our new exhibitions and events during evening hours on select dates. We’ll be open later with extended admission until 9 pm, with last admission at 8 pm, on June 6, July 1-7, August 1, and September 5. Come by to discover The Field’s vast collection in Specimens: Unlocking the Secrets of Life, get closer to dinosaurs than ever before in Jurassic World: The Exhibition, and experience the ritual, identity, obsession, and art of indelibly marking one’s skin in Tattoo.

Buy Tickets

Summer Late Night

Never have the chance to visit The Field Museum during the day? This summer, explore our new exhibitions and events during evening hours on select dates. We’ll be open later with extended admission until 9 pm, with last admission at 8 pm, on June 6, July 1-7, August 1, and September 5. Come by to discover The Field’s vast collection in Specimens: Unlocking the Secrets of Life, get closer to dinosaurs than ever before in Jurassic World: The Exhibition, and experience the ritual, identity, obsession, and art of indelibly marking one’s skin in Tattoo.

Buy Tickets

Summer Late Night

Never have the chance to visit The Field Museum during the day? This summer, explore our new exhibitions and events during evening hours on select dates. We’ll be open later with extended admission until 9 pm, with last admission at 8 pm, on June 6, July 1-7, August 1, and September 5. Come by to discover The Field’s vast collection in Specimens: Unlocking the Secrets of Life, get closer to dinosaurs than ever before in Jurassic World: The Exhibition, and experience the ritual, identity, obsession, and art of indelibly marking one’s skin in Tattoo.

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.

Live Tattoo Demonstration

Free with purchase of an All-Access or Discovery Pass that includes Tattoo. Watch master artists in action as they ink clients in our working tattoo shop. Tattoo artists from around Chicago will work out of the in-exhibition tattoo shop on select dates between 11am and 4:30pm. All ages may enter the exhibition, but guests under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian to enter the tattoo shop.

Live Tattoo Demonstration

Free with purchase of an All-Access or Discovery Pass that includes Tattoo. Watch master artists in action as they ink clients in our working tattoo shop. Tattoo artists from around Chicago will work out of the in-exhibition tattoo shop on select dates between 11am and 4:30pm. All ages may enter the exhibition, but guests under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian to enter the tattoo shop.

August

Buy Tickets

Summer Late Night

Never have the chance to visit The Field Museum during the day? This summer, explore our new exhibitions and events during evening hours on select dates. We’ll be open later with extended admission until 9 pm, with last admission at 8 pm, on June 6, July 1-7, August 1, and September 5. Come by to discover The Field’s vast collection in Specimens: Unlocking the Secrets of Life, get closer to dinosaurs than ever before in Jurassic World: The Exhibition, and experience the ritual, identity, obsession, and art of indelibly marking one’s skin in Tattoo.

$45 Buy Tickets

Summer Late Night: Base Camp

Drink and chat with scientists under The Field’s very own hanging gardens. August’s Base Camp will explore plants from 65 million years ago, early agricultural practices, and how our conservation work is changing the shape of Chicago. Tickets, which include an All-Access Pass to The Museum and a specialty Field Notes notebook, are $45, $13 for members (members interested in purchasing tickets ahead of time can call 312 665 7700 during regular business hours). Guests to Base Camp must be 21 or older.

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Tween Camp: Fish Unleashed

Scientists do far more than observe and report. In the field, in labs, and across the world they collect data and specimens to tell the story of the earth an its people. Tween Camp: Fish Unleashed, gives young people aged 11 to 13 the opportunity to meet a Field Museum fish scientist, explore the upcoming Specimens exhibition, and go behind-the-scenes and see The Field Museum’s fishes collection. Using the Scratch programming language and the Specimens exhibition as inspiration, tweens will create their own digital interactive story.

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.

Live Tattoo Demonstration

Free with purchase of an All-Access or Discovery Pass that includes Tattoo. Watch master artists in action as they ink clients in our working tattoo shop. Tattoo artists from around Chicago will work out of the in-exhibition tattoo shop on select dates between 11am and 4:30pm. All ages may enter the exhibition, but guests under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian to enter the tattoo shop.  

Live Tattoo Demonstration

Free with purchase of an All-Access or Discovery Pass that includes Tattoo. Watch master artists in action as they ink clients in our working tattoo shop. Tattoo artists from around Chicago will work out of the in-exhibition tattoo shop on select dates between 11am and 4:30pm. All ages may enter the exhibition, but guests under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian to enter the tattoo shop.  

September

Restoring Beaubien Woods

Help improve the health of Chicago's natural areas and our communities by volunteering at Beaubien Woods and Eggers Grove with The Field Museum. Volunteering with us requires very little - wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. We will always provide some snacks and water, but potlucking is encouraged! For more information on how to volunteer with The Field Museum's habitat restorations, email Robb Telfer at rtelfer@fieldmuseum.org.

Buy Tickets

Summer Late Night

Never have the chance to visit The Field Museum during the day? This summer, explore our new exhibitions and events during evening hours on select dates. We’ll be open later with extended admission until 9 pm, with last admission at 8 pm, on June 6, July 1-7, August 1, and September 5. Come by to discover The Field’s vast collection in Specimens: Unlocking the Secrets of Life, get closer to dinosaurs than ever before in Jurassic World: The Exhibition, and experience the ritual, identity, obsession, and art of indelibly marking one’s skin in Tattoo.

Restoring Eggers Grove

Help improve the health of Chicago's natural areas and our communities by volunteering at Beaubien Woods and Eggers Grove with The Field Museum. Volunteering with us requires very little - wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. We will always provide some snacks and water, but potlucking is encouraged! For more information on how to volunteer with The Field Museum's habitat restorations, email Robb Telfer at rtelfer@fieldmuseum.org.

Sensory Saturday

The Crown Family PlayLab at The Field Museum is hosting Sensory Saturdays, a sensory-friendly morning of hands-on exploration and discovery. We understand that some children may have specific sensory processing needs in order to have a great museum experience. So, we are opening the doors of the Crown Family PlayLab one hour early, from 9-10am, to meet the needs of those families. Registration will be capped at 40 guests so that families can enjoy a crowd-free space.

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.

October

Restoring Beaubien Woods

Help improve the health of Chicago's natural areas and our communities by volunteering at Beaubien Woods and Eggers Grove with The Field Museum. Volunteering with us requires very little - wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. We will always provide some snacks and water, but potlucking is encouraged! For more information on how to volunteer with The Field Museum's habitat restorations, email Robb Telfer at rtelfer@fieldmuseum.org.

Restoring Eggers Grove

Help improve the health of Chicago's natural areas and our communities by volunteering at Beaubien Woods and Eggers Grove with The Field Museum. Volunteering with us requires very little - wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. We will always provide some snacks and water, but potlucking is encouraged! For more information on how to volunteer with The Field Museum's habitat restorations, email Robb Telfer at rtelfer@fieldmuseum.org.

Sensory Saturday

The Crown Family PlayLab at The Field Museum is hosting Sensory Saturdays, a sensory-friendly morning of hands-on exploration and discovery. We understand that some children may have specific sensory processing needs in order to have a great museum experience. So, we are opening the doors of the Crown Family PlayLab one hour early, from 9-10am, to meet the needs of those families. Registration will be capped at 40 guests so that families can enjoy a crowd-free space.

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.

November

Restoring Beaubien Woods

Help improve the health of Chicago's natural areas and our communities by volunteering at Beaubien Woods and Eggers Grove with The Field Museum. Volunteering with us requires very little - wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. We will always provide some snacks and water, but potlucking is encouraged! For more information on how to volunteer with The Field Museum's habitat restorations, email Robb Telfer at rtelfer@fieldmuseum.org.

Restoring Eggers Grove

Help improve the health of Chicago's natural areas and our communities by volunteering at Beaubien Woods and Eggers Grove with The Field Museum. Volunteering with us requires very little - wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. We will always provide some snacks and water, but potlucking is encouraged! For more information on how to volunteer with The Field Museum's habitat restorations, email Robb Telfer at rtelfer@fieldmuseum.org.

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.