Upcoming Events

August

Meet a Scientist

Free with Basic admission. On select Thursdays and 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.

Meet a Scientist

Free with Basic admission. On select Thursdays and 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.

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.

Fitness at The Field: Bootcamp

Grab a water bottle and a workout buddy for a series of free outdoor fitness classes at The Field Museum this summer! Fitness at The Field offers a variety of group workouts, including yoga and Zumba, led by local gyms Fitness Formula Clubs South Loop and The Bar Method South Loop. All workouts are free to attend and take place on select Sundays throughout the summer.

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.  

Field Market Days

Enjoy fresh food, live music, and lakefront views at a seasonal farmers market in The Field Museum’s own backyard!  Shop produce, prepared foods, craft beer, and other goods offered by local businesses, crafters, and vendors. Field Market Days are free events presented by the Near South Planning Board. Families and all ages are welcome. The farmers market takes place rain or shine on the Museum’s South Terrace on the following Saturdays, 2-6pm:

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.  

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

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Male Pine Warbler

Pine Warbler in Eggers Woods. Photo by Josh Engel.

Birding with The Field at Bemis Woods North

Bemis Woods is a forest preserve just west of Chicago, with forest and forest edge habitat. It is an outstanding forest preserve for birding, with nearly 200 species of birds having been recorded in Bemis and the adjacent forest preserves. These trips are led by Doug Stotz and are co-sponsored by the Chicago Audubon Society. 

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

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.

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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 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.

Summer Late Night: Base Camp

Go spelunking with The Field! We're turning out the lights and bringing our scientists out to chat about early human life in caves with Anthropologist Bill Parkinson, how stalactites and stalagmites are formed with Geologist Jim Holstein, digging for mastodons with Paleontologist Bill Simpson, and cave bats with Mammalogist Tyrone Lavery! Post up against a rock in the Base Camp Cave, grab a drink, and learn what it’s like underground.

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Male Pine Warbler

Pine Warbler in Eggers Woods. Photo by Josh Engel.

Birding with The Field at Bemis Woods North

Bemis Woods is a forest preserve just west of Chicago, with forest and forest edge habitat. It is an outstanding forest preserve for birding, with nearly 200 species of birds having been recorded in Bemis and the adjacent forest preserves. These trips are led by Doug Stotz and are co-sponsored by the Chicago Audubon Society. 

Cinema Science at Wrigley Field: The Jungle Book

This event takes place at The Park at Wrigley Field at 1060 W. Addison in Chicago, and is free and open to the public. Join Sushma Reddy, ornithologist and expert on the Avian Tree of Life, for a free screening of The Jungle Book at The Park at Wrigley Field! In The Jungle Book, the man-cub Mowgli flees the jungle after a threat from the tiger Shere Khan. Guided by Bagheera the panther and the bear Baloo, Mowgli embarks on a journey of self-discovery, though he also meets creatures who don't have his best interests at heart.

Field of Champions: A Founders' Council Signature Event

Founders’ Council Co-Chairs Tom Ricketts and Liz Sharp and Field of Champions Co-Chairs Connie Keller and John Canning cordially invite you to a once-in-a-lifetime experience. With something for everyone, Field of Champions is the perfect setting to introduce prospective Founders’ Council members to the Museum’s work! When you join us at the home of our Chicago Cubs, you will have the opportunity to…

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.

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

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

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Male Pine Warbler

Pine Warbler in Eggers Woods. Photo by Josh Engel.

Birding with The Field at Perkins Woods

Perkins Woods is a very small forest preserve in Evanston. Despite covering just 7.5 acres, it can have excellent birding during migration, with about 150 species having been recorded there. This trip is led by Josh Engel and John Bates and is co-sponsored by the Evanston North-Shore Bird Club. 

The Scorpion's Sting: An Introduction to the Student Opera

Educators will hear from both Lyric Opera and Field Museum professionals as we explore the opera, as well as investigate strategies for integrating related learning resources into your curriculum. You'll walk away with a deeper understanding of The Scorpion's Sting and concrete learning activities to use with your students before and after they see the show. This workshop is open to all music teachers and 3-6 grade general education teachers. Presented in collaboration with the Lyric Opera of Chicago. 

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Field Botany Class

This free class will take place at Sand Ridge Nature Center, located at 15891 Paxton Ave, South Holland, Illinois. Looking to become an expert woodsperson? Get educated with The Field Museum's free field botany course, taught by Field Museum experts! Explore Calumet's Sand Ridge Nature Center, learning about the native plants crucial to preserving our valuable local ecosystems, and meeting fellow nature enthusiasts.

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.

Youth Council

Youth Council is a dynamic group of passionate and dedicated high school teens who work together to create a stronger partnership between The Field Museum and teens. Youth Council is made up of 12-14 high school teens from across the Chicago area who meet on select Saturdays from September through May, and plan three curioCITY events. curioCITY is a teen-only event of career exploration that matches a Field Museum scientist together with a non-scientist.

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.

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Male Pine Warbler

Pine Warbler in Eggers Woods. Photo by Josh Engel.

Birding with The Field at the Skokie Lagoons

Skokie Lagoons is a forest preserve along the Chicago River in the northern suburbs. It is a large forest preserve with forest, fields, river, and lagoons. It is excellent for birding year-round, with more than 210 species having been recorded there. These trips are led by Dave Willard and are co-sponsored by the Chicago Audubon Society.  Map of the meeting location

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Male Pine Warbler

Pine Warbler in Eggers Woods. Photo by Josh Engel.

Birding with The Field at Perkins Woods

Perkins Woods is a very small forest preserve in Evanston. Despite covering just 7.5 acres, it can have excellent birding during migration, with about 150 species having been recorded there. This trip is led by Josh Engel and John Bates and is co-sponsored by the Evanston North-Shore Bird Club. 

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

ID Day 2017

Picked up a rock that looks suspiciously like a dinosaur fossil? Snapped a photo of a bright blue bird that you can’t identify? Your annual chance to get a world-renowned scientist’s take on it is coming up on September 23 at The Field Museum’s ID Day.

Field Market Days

Enjoy fresh food, live music, and lakefront views at a seasonal farmers market in The Field Museum’s own backyard!  Shop produce, prepared foods, craft beer, and other goods offered by local businesses, crafters, and vendors. Field Market Days are free events presented by the Near South Planning Board. Families and all ages are welcome. The farmers market takes place rain or shine on the Museum’s South Terrace on the following Saturdays, 2-6pm:

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EVOLVE:Safari

Hosted in The Field Museum's iconic Stanley Field Hall, EVOLVE is one of Chicago's premiere social events. Filled with dancing, music, cocktails, appetizers, and unique silent auction packages, EVOLVE features after-hours access to the Museum's Mammals of Asia exhibition. VIP guests enjoy access to exclusive craft cocktails and appetizers, as well as the opportunity to mingle with Field Museum scientists and hear about their incredible discoveries!

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

Park Voyagers @ Hermitage Park

Experience the wonder of The Field Museum at your local Chicago park with Park Voyagers!  Park Voyagers is a free, innovative program developed and operated collaboratively by Museums In the Park (MIP) and the Chicago Park District (CPD). It is designed to provide Chicago youth with experiential, educational enrichment in informal settings. Participants get to interact with museum educators from institutions across Chicago. 

Park Voyagers @ Hermitage Park

Experience the wonder of The Field Museum at your local Chicago park with Park Voyagers!  Park Voyagers is a free, innovative program developed and operated collaboratively by Museums In the Park (MIP) and the Chicago Park District (CPD). It is designed to provide Chicago youth with experiential, educational enrichment in informal settings. Participants get to interact with museum educators from institutions across Chicago. 

Park Voyagers @ Hermitage Park

Experience the wonder of The Field Museum at your local Chicago park with Park Voyagers!  Park Voyagers is a free, innovative program developed and operated collaboratively by Museums In the Park (MIP) and the Chicago Park District (CPD). It is designed to provide Chicago youth with experiential, educational enrichment in informal settings. Participants get to interact with museum educators from institutions across Chicago. 

October

Park Voyagers @ Ellis Park

Experience the wonder of The Field Museum at your local Chicago park with Park Voyagers!  Park Voyagers is a free, innovative program developed and operated collaboratively by Museums In the Park (MIP) and the Chicago Park District (CPD). It is designed to provide Chicago youth with experiential, educational enrichment in informal settings. Participants get to interact with museum educators from institutions across Chicago. 

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Male Pine Warbler

Pine Warbler in Eggers Woods. Photo by Josh Engel.

Birding with The Field at the Skokie Lagoons

Skokie Lagoons is a forest preserve along the Chicago River in the northern suburbs. It is a large forest preserve with forest, fields, river, and lagoons. It is excellent for birding year-round, with more than 210 species having been recorded there. These trips are led by Dave Willard and are co-sponsored by the Chicago Audubon Society.  Map of the meeting location

Park Voyagers @ Ellis Park

Experience the wonder of The Field Museum at your local Chicago park with Park Voyagers!  Park Voyagers is a free, innovative program developed and operated collaboratively by Museums In the Park (MIP) and the Chicago Park District (CPD). It is designed to provide Chicago youth with experiential, educational enrichment in informal settings. Participants get to interact with museum educators from institutions across Chicago. 

Park Voyagers @ Ellis Park

Experience the wonder of The Field Museum at your local Chicago park with Park Voyagers!  Park Voyagers is a free, innovative program developed and operated collaboratively by Museums In the Park (MIP) and the Chicago Park District (CPD). It is designed to provide Chicago youth with experiential, educational enrichment in informal settings. Participants get to interact with museum educators from institutions across Chicago. 

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.

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

Park Voyagers @ Sherwood Park

Experience the wonder of The Field Museum at your local Chicago park with Park Voyagers!  Park Voyagers is a free, innovative program developed and operated collaboratively by Museums In the Park (MIP) and the Chicago Park District (CPD). It is designed to provide Chicago youth with experiential, educational enrichment in informal settings. Participants get to interact with museum educators from institutions across Chicago. 

Founders' Frontiers Symposium and Dinner

This event is exclusive to Founders’ Council members ($2,500+ annual gift). Learn more about joining the Founders’ Council. More than 140 Field Museum scientists conduct research in our labs and around the globe to answer key questions about our world and heritage. They rely on the Museum’s more than 30 million artifacts and specimens—less than 1% of which are on public display—to answer fundamental questions about our planet, its life, and its cultures.

Park Voyagers @ Sherwood Park

Experience the wonder of The Field Museum at your local Chicago park with Park Voyagers!  Park Voyagers is a free, innovative program developed and operated collaboratively by Museums In the Park (MIP) and the Chicago Park District (CPD). It is designed to provide Chicago youth with experiential, educational enrichment in informal settings. Participants get to interact with museum educators from institutions across Chicago. 

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Male Pine Warbler

Pine Warbler in Eggers Woods. Photo by Josh Engel.

Birding with The Field at Eggers Grove

Eggers Grove is a forest preserve on the southeast side of Chicago, with forests, wetlands, and a lagoon. It is an outstanding forest preserve for birding, with nearly 250 species of birds having been recorded there. These trips are led by Josh Engel and John Bates. Map of the meeting location

Park Voyagers @ Sherwood Park

Experience the wonder of The Field Museum at your local Chicago park with Park Voyagers!  Park Voyagers is a free, innovative program developed and operated collaboratively by Museums In the Park (MIP) and the Chicago Park District (CPD). It is designed to provide Chicago youth with experiential, educational enrichment in informal settings. Participants get to interact with museum educators from institutions across Chicago. 

Learning Through Collections 101

Practice new teaching strategies that prepare you to bring real artifacts and specimens into the classroom.  Explore object-based learning through a variety of activities and hands-on experiences. Leave with new skills, student activity ideas, and materials from the Harris Learning Collection to inspire your students about Earth’s natural and cultural diversity.  Object-based learning is appropriate for all grade levels and content areas.

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.

Field Market Days

Enjoy fresh food, live music, and lakefront views at a seasonal farmers market in The Field Museum’s own backyard!  Shop produce, prepared foods, craft beer, and other goods offered by local businesses, crafters, and vendors. Field Market Days are free events presented by the Near South Planning Board. Families and all ages are welcome. The farmers market takes place rain or shine on the Museum’s South Terrace on the following Saturdays, 2-6pm:

Park Voyagers @ Bosley Park

Experience the wonder of The Field Museum at your local Chicago park with Park Voyagers!  Park Voyagers is a free, innovative program developed and operated collaboratively by Museums In the Park (MIP) and the Chicago Park District (CPD). It is designed to provide Chicago youth with experiential, educational enrichment in informal settings. Participants get to interact with museum educators from institutions across Chicago. 

pine_warbler_af9a2925.jpg

Male Pine Warbler

Pine Warbler in Eggers Woods. Photo by Josh Engel.

Birding with The Field at the Skokie Lagoons

Skokie Lagoons is a forest preserve along the Chicago River in the northern suburbs. It is a large forest preserve with forest, fields, river, and lagoons. It is excellent for birding year-round, with more than 210 species having been recorded there. These trips are led by Dave Willard and are co-sponsored by the Chicago Audubon Society.  Map of the meeting location

Park Voyagers @ Bosley Park

Experience the wonder of The Field Museum at your local Chicago park with Park Voyagers!  Park Voyagers is a free, innovative program developed and operated collaboratively by Museums In the Park (MIP) and the Chicago Park District (CPD). It is designed to provide Chicago youth with experiential, educational enrichment in informal settings. Participants get to interact with museum educators from institutions across Chicago. 

Park Voyagers @ Bosley Park

Experience the wonder of The Field Museum at your local Chicago park with Park Voyagers!  Park Voyagers is a free, innovative program developed and operated collaboratively by Museums In the Park (MIP) and the Chicago Park District (CPD). It is designed to provide Chicago youth with experiential, educational enrichment in informal settings. Participants get to interact with museum educators from institutions across Chicago. 

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.

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

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

Park Voyagers @ Rosedale

Experience the wonder of The Field Museum at your local Chicago park with Park Voyagers!  Park Voyagers is a free, innovative program developed and operated collaboratively by Museums In the Park (MIP) and the Chicago Park District (CPD). It is designed to provide Chicago youth with experiential, educational enrichment in informal settings. Participants get to interact with museum educators from institutions across Chicago. 

Park Voyagers @ Rosedale

Experience the wonder of The Field Museum at your local Chicago park with Park Voyagers!  Park Voyagers is a free, innovative program developed and operated collaboratively by Museums In the Park (MIP) and the Chicago Park District (CPD). It is designed to provide Chicago youth with experiential, educational enrichment in informal settings. Participants get to interact with museum educators from institutions across Chicago. 

Park Voyagers @ Rosedale

Experience the wonder of The Field Museum at your local Chicago park with Park Voyagers!  Park Voyagers is a free, innovative program developed and operated collaboratively by Museums In the Park (MIP) and the Chicago Park District (CPD). It is designed to provide Chicago youth with experiential, educational enrichment in informal settings. Participants get to interact with museum educators from institutions across Chicago. 

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

November

Founders' Council Loop Luncheon

This event is exclusive to Founders’ Council members ($2,500+ annual gift) and will be hosted at a convenient Loop location. Learn more about joining the Founders’ Council! Learn what it means to be a 21st Century museum. With Dr. Thorsten Lumbsch, Vice President, Science & Education; generously hosted by Field Museum Trustee Eduardo Conrado and Motorola Solutions in downtown Chicago.

Student Thinking Strategies: Developing Critical and Reflective Learners

Equipping students with thinking strategies that make their thinking transparent, reflective, and more critical is valuable for both the learner and the instructor.  Practice using real museum objects from the Harris Learning Collection as you explore thinking strategies that will help students master content and process skills.  Appropriate for all grade levels and content areas. 

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.

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

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.

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

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Male Pine Warbler

Pine Warbler in Eggers Woods. Photo by Josh Engel.

Birding with The Field at Bemis Woods North

Bemis Woods is a forest preserve just west of Chicago, with forest and forest edge habitat. It is an outstanding forest preserve for birding, with nearly 200 species of birds having been recorded in Bemis and the adjacent forest preserves. These trips are led by Doug Stotz. Map of the meeting location

December

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.

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

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.

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

January

Travel to India with The Field Museum

You’re invited to journey through India in February 2018 with The Field Museum. With Field Museum Curator, Alaka Wali and Chicago fashion designer, Maria Pinto leading the trip, you will have two expert and unique perspectives on textile and craft traditions in India. Dr. Wali’s anthropological insight will complement Maria’s expert eye for vivid color and design. Her modern fashion line is a testament to how she incorporates beauty from the world into her design.

Dozin' with the Dinos

Families and groups with children ages 6-12: grab your sleeping bags for an overnight stay at the Museum! You’ll explore the Museum by flashlight and see science in action, dissect owl pellets, learn to illustrate specimens, and play instruments from around the world. Groups are welcome, including scouts, schools, churches, community groups, and others. For more information, including merchandise, a sample schedule and FAQs, please see the Overnight Packet.

Dozin' with the Dinos

Families and groups with children ages 6-12: grab your sleeping bags for an overnight stay at the Museum! You’ll explore the Museum by flashlight and see science in action, dissect owl pellets, learn to illustrate specimens, and play instruments from around the world. Groups are welcome, including scouts, schools, churches, community groups, and others. For more information, including merchandise, a sample schedule and FAQs, please see the Overnight Packet.

February

Dozin' with the Dinos

Families and groups with children ages 6-12: grab your sleeping bags for an overnight stay at the Museum! You’ll explore the Museum by flashlight and see science in action, dissect owl pellets, learn to illustrate specimens, and play instruments from around the world. Groups are welcome, including scouts, schools, churches, community groups, and others. For more information, including merchandise, a sample schedule and FAQs, please see the Overnight Packet.

Tanzania Safari

Join Field Museum scientists Dr. Corrie Moreau and Dr. Dave Willard on an extraordinany safari through Tanzania. This journey is designed to ensure you experience African wildlife at its best. On our visit to the Serengeti, you will witness one of the most dramatic wildlife spectacles on Earth - the Great Wildebeest Migration - where you will encounter an estimated 1.4 million wildebeest.

Dozin' with the Dinos

Families and groups with children ages 6-12: grab your sleeping bags for an overnight stay at the Museum! You’ll explore the Museum by flashlight and see science in action, dissect owl pellets, learn to illustrate specimens, and play instruments from around the world. Groups are welcome, including scouts, schools, churches, community groups, and others. For more information, including merchandise, a sample schedule and FAQs, please see the Overnight Packet.