Upcoming Events

May

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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 looking at 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!

Beaubien Woods Volunteer Habitat Restoration

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.

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Shifting Sands: On the Path to Sustainability - Documentary Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Don't miss a special screening of the much anticipated documentary film Shifting Sands: On the Path to Sustainability followed by a panel discussion at The Field Museum on Saturday, May 7, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM. Field Museum collections from the Calumet region will be on display in front of James Simpson Theater from 9:30 AM-12:30 PM. 

curioCITY: Food and Foragers

Investigate the intersection of science and culture at curioCITY, our brand-new teen-only evening. Join us for an evening of conversation when we bring a Field Museum scientist together with a professional in a cultural career to explore what ties together their seemingly unconnected paths. Each session we’ll explore a new a new aspect of science and culture. Stay tuned for upcoming dates!

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The Messenger at the Music Box Theatre

Join The Field Museum at the Music Box Theatre for a special film screening that will explore the science behind the new documentary The Messenger. Music Box will be joined by Pete Marra, Director of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, who will explore the scientific themes within the film and provide a forum for discussion following the screening. So get ready to stretch your wings and join us for an afternoon of film and science.

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Great Horned Owl at Eggers Grove. Photo by Josh Engel.

Birding with The Field at Bemis Woods

Throughout 2016, The Field Museum is leading birding field trips as part of the Forest Preserves of Cook County's Big Year Birding competition. During the #BirdthePreserves Big Year competition, teams will compete to see which preserve has the most bird species and which preserve team can engage the most new birders in their Big Year efforts. Prizes and glory await the winners!

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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 looking at 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!

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Great Horned Owl at Eggers Grove. Photo by Josh Engel.

Birding with The Field at Skokie Lagoons

Throughout 2016, The Field Museum is leading birding field trips as part of the Forest Preserves of Cook County's Big Year Birding competition. During the #BirdthePreserves Big Year competition, teams will compete to see which preserve has the most bird species and which preserve team can engage the most new birders in their Big Year efforts. Prizes and glory await the winners!

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Great Horned Owl at Eggers Grove. Photo by Josh Engel.

Birding with The Field at Eggers Grove

Throughout 2016, The Field Museum is leading birding field trips as part of the Forest Preserves of Cook County's Big Year Birding competition. During the #BirdthePreserves Big Year competition, teams will compete to see which preserve has the most bird species and which preserve team can engage the most new birders in their Big Year efforts. Prizes and glory await the winners!

Eggers Grove Volunteer Habitat Restoration

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.

© 2010 Lynsey Addario, Women of Vision exhibition

© 2010 Lynsey Addario, Women of Vision exhibition

© 2010 Lynsey Addario, Women of Vision exhibition

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It’s What I Do: An Evening with Lynsey Addario

The Field Museum Presents It’s What I Do: An Evening with renowned photojournalist Lynsey Addario Go on assignment to the world’s most dangerous conflict zones with a MacArthur Fellow and Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist. Lynsey Addario has survived death threats and kidnappings to bring back powerful images from war-torn regions such as Libya, Iraq, and Afghanistan for National Geographic and The New York Times. She’ll share her heart-pounding story and explain what keeps her going back to places most of us would never venture.

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Great Horned Owl at Eggers Grove. Photo by Josh Engel.

Birding with The Field at Skokie Lagoons

Throughout 2016, The Field Museum is leading birding field trips as part of the Forest Preserves of Cook County's Big Year Birding competition. During the #BirdthePreserves Big Year competition, teams will compete to see which preserve has the most bird species and which preserve team can engage the most new birders in their Big Year efforts. Prizes and glory await the winners!

Art and Science Spotlight - Bird Bonanza!

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.

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Great Horned Owl at Eggers Grove. Photo by Josh Engel.

Birding with The Field at Perkins Woods

Throughout 2016, The Field Museum is leading birding field trips as part of the Forest Preserves of Cook County's Big Year Birding competition. During the #BirdthePreserves Big Year competition, teams will compete to see which preserve has the most bird species and which preserve team can engage the most new birders in their Big Year efforts. Prizes and glory await the winners!

June

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Dino Camp: Session 1

Dino Camp: I Spy a Dinosaur! Do you? 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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Dino Camp: Session 2

Dino Camp: I Spy a Dinosaur! Do you? 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

Eggers Grove Volunteer Habitat Restoration

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.

Beaubien Woods Volunteer Habitat Restoration

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.

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Great Horned Owl at Eggers Grove. Photo by Josh Engel.

Birding with The Field at Skokie Lagoons

Throughout 2016, The Field Museum is leading birding field trips as part of the Forest Preserves of Cook County's Big Year Birding competition. During the #BirdthePreserves Big Year competition, teams will compete to see which preserve has the most bird species and which preserve team can engage the most new birders in their Big Year efforts. Prizes and glory await the winners!

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Dino Camp: Session 3

Dino Camp: I Spy a Dinosaur! Do you? 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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Dino Camp: Session 4

Dino Camp: I Spy a Dinosaur! Do you? 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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Great Horned Owl at Eggers Grove. Photo by Josh Engel.

Birding with The Field at Eggers Grove

Throughout 2016, The Field Museum is leading birding field trips as part of the Forest Preserves of Cook County's Big Year Birding competition. During the #BirdthePreserves Big Year competition, teams will compete to see which preserve has the most bird species and which preserve team can engage the most new birders in their Big Year efforts. Prizes and glory await the winners!

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Summer Explore Studio: Gameasaurus Rex

Dive into the past when dinosaurs roamed and survival was a day-to-day game of chance! Through this intensive workshop, youth will work with Associate Curator of Dinosaurs, Pete Makovicky and museum educators to explore how dinosaurs adapted to survive in ancient environments. Then, youth will work with a game designer and learn best practices in game design. Combining their knowledge of game design and dinosaurian evolution, youth will create a card game for their peers that is both scientifically accurate and fun to play! No prior knowledge is required for this program.

Summer Explore Studio: Gameasaurus Rex

Dive into the past when dinosaurs roamed and survival was a day-to-day game of chance! Through this intensive workshop, youth will work with Associate Curator of Dinosaurs, Pete Makovicky and museum educators to explore how dinosaurs adapted to survive in ancient environments. Then, youth will work with a game designer and learn best practices in game design. Combining their knowledge of game design and dinosaurian evolution, youth will create a card game for their peers that is both scientifically accurate and fun to play! No prior knowledge is required for this program.

Summer Explore Studio: Gameasaurus Rex

Dive into the past when dinosaurs roamed and survival was a day-to-day game of chance! Through this intensive workshop, youth will work with Associate Curator of Dinosaurs, Pete Makovicky and museum educators to explore how dinosaurs adapted to survive in ancient environments. Then, youth will work with a game designer and learn best practices in game design. Combining their knowledge of game design and dinosaurian evolution, youth will create a card game for their peers that is both scientifically accurate and fun to play! No prior knowledge is required for this program.

Summer Explore Studio: Gameasaurus Rex

Dive into the past when dinosaurs roamed and survival was a day-to-day game of chance! Through this intensive workshop, youth will work with Associate Curator of Dinosaurs, Pete Makovicky and museum educators to explore how dinosaurs adapted to survive in ancient environments. Then, youth will work with a game designer and learn best practices in game design. Combining their knowledge of game design and dinosaurian evolution, youth will create a card game for their peers that is both scientifically accurate and fun to play! No prior knowledge is required for this program.

July

Summer Explore Studio: Gameasaurus Rex

Dive into the past when dinosaurs roamed and survival was a day-to-day game of chance! Through this intensive workshop, youth will work with Associate Curator of Dinosaurs, Pete Makovicky and museum educators to explore how dinosaurs adapted to survive in ancient environments. Then, youth will work with a game designer and learn best practices in game design. Combining their knowledge of game design and dinosaurian evolution, youth will create a card game for their peers that is both scientifically accurate and fun to play! No prior knowledge is required for this program.

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Great Horned Owl at Eggers Grove. Photo by Josh Engel.

Birding with The Field at Skokie Lagoons

Throughout 2016, The Field Museum is leading birding field trips as part of the Forest Preserves of Cook County's Big Year Birding competition. During the #BirdthePreserves Big Year competition, teams will compete to see which preserve has the most bird species and which preserve team can engage the most new birders in their Big Year efforts. Prizes and glory await the winners!

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curioCITY: Musical Fishes

Investigate the intersection of science and culture at curioCITY, our brand-new teen-only evening. Join us for an evening of conversation when we bring a Field Museum scientist together with a professional in a cultural career to explore what ties together their seemingly unconnected paths. Each session we’ll explore a new a new aspect of science and culture. Stay tuned for upcoming dates!

September

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Great Horned Owl at Eggers Grove. Photo by Josh Engel.

Birding with The Field at Eggers Grove

Throughout 2016, The Field Museum is leading birding field trips as part of the Forest Preserves of Cook County's Big Year Birding competition. During the #BirdthePreserves Big Year competition, teams will compete to see which preserve has the most bird species and which preserve team can engage the most new birders in their Big Year efforts. Prizes and glory await the winners!

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Great Horned Owl at Eggers Grove. Photo by Josh Engel.

Birding with The Field at Eggers Grove en Español

Throughout 2016, The Field Museum is leading birding field trips as part of the Forest Preserves of Cook County's Big Year Birding competition. During the #BirdthePreserves Big Year competition, teams will compete to see which preserve has the most bird species and which preserve team can engage the most new birders in their Big Year efforts. Prizes and glory await the winners!

October

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Great Horned Owl at Eggers Grove. Photo by Josh Engel.

Birding with The Field at Eggers Grove

Throughout 2016, The Field Museum is leading birding field trips as part of the Forest Preserves of Cook County's Big Year Birding competition. During the #BirdthePreserves Big Year competition, teams will compete to see which preserve has the most bird species and which preserve team can engage the most new birders in their Big Year efforts. Prizes and glory await the winners!