Upcoming Events

February

Free Admission Day

On Free Admission Days, basic admission is free for Illinois residents. Must show valid proof of residency.* Additional Free Days for 2016 will be announced in late spring.   Join us in 2016! February: 1-29 (basic admission is free for Illinois residents all month!)  

Free Admission Day

On Free Admission Days, basic admission is free for Illinois residents. Must show valid proof of residency.* Additional Free Days for 2016 will be announced in late spring.   Join us in 2016! February: 1-29 (basic admission is free for Illinois residents all month!)  

Free Admission Day

On Free Admission Days, basic admission is free for Illinois residents. Must show valid proof of residency.* Additional Free Days for 2016 will be announced in late spring.   Join us in 2016! February: 1-29 (basic admission is free for Illinois residents all month!)  

Free Admission Day

On Free Admission Days, basic admission is free for Illinois residents. Must show valid proof of residency.* Additional Free Days for 2016 will be announced in late spring.   Join us in 2016! February: 1-29 (basic admission is free for Illinois residents all month!)  

Free Admission Day

On Free Admission Days, basic admission is free for Illinois residents. Must show valid proof of residency.* Additional Free Days for 2016 will be announced in late spring.   Join us in 2016! February: 1-29 (basic admission is free for Illinois residents all month!)  

Free Admission Day

On Free Admission Days, basic admission is free for Illinois residents. Must show valid proof of residency.* Additional Free Days for 2016 will be announced in late spring.   Join us in 2016! February: 1-29 (basic admission is free for Illinois residents all month!)  

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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!

Free Admission Day

On Free Admission Days, basic admission is free for Illinois residents. Must show valid proof of residency.* Additional Free Days for 2016 will be announced in late spring.   Join us in 2016! February: 1-29 (basic admission is free for Illinois residents all month!)  

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.

Free Admission Day

On Free Admission Days, basic admission is free for Illinois residents. Must show valid proof of residency.* Additional Free Days for 2016 will be announced in late spring.   Join us in 2016! February: 1-29 (basic admission is free for Illinois residents all month!)  

Free Admission Day

On Free Admission Days, basic admission is free for Illinois residents. Must show valid proof of residency.* Additional Free Days for 2016 will be announced in late spring.   Join us in 2016! February: 1-29 (basic admission is free for Illinois residents all month!)  

Teen Open House

Bring a friend or come on your own and learn about ways teens can get involved at The Field Museum this spring and summer! At Teen Open House teens can: Learn about upcoming teen opportunities Talk with other teens who have participated in Field Museum programs Apply for summer opportunities Hang out at the Teen Studio Eat some snacks, play some games, or try out some of our digital tools! The Open House is held in the Grainger Digital Media Studio, which is on the upper level behind Restoring Earth. 

Free Admission Day

On Free Admission Days, basic admission is free for Illinois residents. Must show valid proof of residency.* Additional Free Days for 2016 will be announced in late spring.   Join us in 2016! February: 1-29 (basic admission is free for Illinois residents all month!)  

Free Admission Day

On Free Admission Days, basic admission is free for Illinois residents. Must show valid proof of residency.* Additional Free Days for 2016 will be announced in late spring.   Join us in 2016! February: 1-29 (basic admission is free for Illinois residents all month!)  

Free Admission Day

On Free Admission Days, basic admission is free for Illinois residents. Must show valid proof of residency.* Additional Free Days for 2016 will be announced in late spring.   Join us in 2016! February: 1-29 (basic admission is free for Illinois residents all month!)  

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Partner Event | Antiquities In Peril - Heritage At Risk

This event takes place at the National Hellenic Museum, located at 333 South Halsted Street (corner of Halsted and Van Buren). The recent destruction of antiquities and archaeological sites in the Middle East horrified the world; yet, such destruction is not without precedent. A panel of experts will discuss how we can protect our shared heritage by holding our own selves accountable and empowering each other.

Free Admission Day

On Free Admission Days, basic admission is free for Illinois residents. Must show valid proof of residency.* Additional Free Days for 2016 will be announced in late spring.   Join us in 2016! February: 1-29 (basic admission is free for Illinois residents all month!)  

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 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!

Free Admission Day

On Free Admission Days, basic admission is free for Illinois residents. Must show valid proof of residency.* Additional Free Days for 2016 will be announced in late spring.   Join us in 2016! February: 1-29 (basic admission is free for Illinois residents all month!)  

Exploring the Next Generation Science Standards

Join us on Saturdays this spring for free professional development focusing on promoting inquiry by using real artifacts and specimens in the classroom!  More information is listed under event details.  January 23 - Learning Through Collections 101 February 20 - Exploring the Next Generation Science Standards March 19 - The Art of a Good Question  April 16 - Exploring and Teaching Ancient Civilizations 

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Teen Open Studio Workshops

Get inspired by different corners of The Field Museum’s collections and research and create artifacts for the Open Studio Digital Museum. Each month we’ll explore a different area of the The Field Museum’s nearly 30 million objects and then head to the Grainger Digital Media Studio for a design project based on the Museum’s collection.

Open Studio

Explore anthropology and social science in the Grainger Digital Media Studio, the Field Museum's FREE teen hang-out space. Come once or return every week to design your own digital media project. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for weekly updates!

Free Admission Day

On Free Admission Days, basic admission is free for Illinois residents. Must show valid proof of residency.* Additional Free Days for 2016 will be announced in late spring.   Join us in 2016! February: 1-29 (basic admission is free for Illinois residents all month!)  

Free Admission Day

On Free Admission Days, basic admission is free for Illinois residents. Must show valid proof of residency.* Additional Free Days for 2016 will be announced in late spring.   Join us in 2016! February: 1-29 (basic admission is free for Illinois residents all month!)  

Free Admission Day

On Free Admission Days, basic admission is free for Illinois residents. Must show valid proof of residency.* Additional Free Days for 2016 will be announced in late spring.   Join us in 2016! February: 1-29 (basic admission is free for Illinois residents all month!)  

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The Big Year at the Music Box Theatre

Join The Field Museum at the Music Box Theatre for a special film screening that will dig into the science behind the movie "The Big Year." Music Box Theatre will be joined by The Field Museum's Josh Engel, Research Assistant in the Bird Division, who will explore scientific themes within the film and provide a forum for discussion following the screening. So pack your binoculars and get ready to explore new heights.

Free Admission Day

On Free Admission Days, basic admission is free for Illinois residents. Must show valid proof of residency.* Additional Free Days for 2016 will be announced in late spring.   Join us in 2016! February: 1-29 (basic admission is free for Illinois residents all month!)  

Free Admission Day

On Free Admission Days, basic admission is free for Illinois residents. Must show valid proof of residency.* Additional Free Days for 2016 will be announced in late spring.   Join us in 2016! February: 1-29 (basic admission is free for Illinois residents all month!)  

Open Studio

Explore anthropology and social science in the Grainger Digital Media Studio, the Field Museum's FREE teen hang-out space. Come once or return every week to design your own digital media project. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for weekly updates!

Free Admission Day

On Free Admission Days, basic admission is free for Illinois residents. Must show valid proof of residency.* Additional Free Days for 2016 will be announced in late spring.   Join us in 2016! February: 1-29 (basic admission is free for Illinois residents all month!)  

Free Admission Day

On Free Admission Days, basic admission is free for Illinois residents. Must show valid proof of residency.* Additional Free Days for 2016 will be announced in late spring.   Join us in 2016! February: 1-29 (basic admission is free for Illinois residents all month!)  

Free Admission Day

On Free Admission Days, basic admission is free for Illinois residents. Must show valid proof of residency.* Additional Free Days for 2016 will be announced in late spring.   Join us in 2016! February: 1-29 (basic admission is free for Illinois residents all month!)  

Free Admission Day

On Free Admission Days, basic admission is free for Illinois residents. Must show valid proof of residency.* Additional Free Days for 2016 will be announced in late spring.   Join us in 2016! February: 1-29 (basic admission is free for Illinois residents all month!)  

March

Open Studio

Explore anthropology and social science in the Grainger Digital Media Studio, the Field Museum's FREE teen hang-out space. Come once or return every week to design your own digital media project. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for weekly updates!

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Hop To It: Release of Wari Ale by Off Color Brewing

Meet Dave Bleitner and John Laffler, owners of Off Color Brewing who made The Field Museum's exclusive Tooth & Claw beer and have now created Wari, a purple chicha de molle (corn and pepper) beer and Ryan Williams, Associate Curator of Anthopology at The Field Museum who discovered the ancient brewery in Cerro Bau'l in Peru that inspired Wari.

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.

Open Studio

Explore anthropology and social science in the Grainger Digital Media Studio, the Field Museum's FREE teen hang-out space. Come once or return every week to design your own digital media project. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for weekly updates!

Buy Tickets

Partner Event | The Trial of Antigone

Following the success of the trials of Socrates and Orestes, the legal dream team of Patrick Fitzgerald, Bob Clifford, Patrick Collins, and Dan Webb, take on the case of Antigone, the Greek princess who defied the law and paid the ultimate price. You, the citizens, will be asked to cast your vote: guilty or not guilty. Learn more about this event and other partner events for The Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander the Great at NationalHellenicMuseum.org.

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.

$10 Buy Tickets

Prometheus at the Music Box Theatre

Join The Field Museum at the Music Box Theatre for a special film screening that will scope out the science behind the movie "Prometheus." Music Box Theatre will be joined by The Field Museum's Jim Holstein, Collection Manager of Physical Geology and Meteorites, and Eliza Sanders, Writer for Corporate and Foundation Giving, who will explore the scientific and humanitarian themes within the film and provide a forum for discussion following the screening.

Open Studio

Explore anthropology and social science in the Grainger Digital Media Studio, the Field Museum's FREE teen hang-out space. Come once or return every week to design your own digital media project. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for weekly updates!

The Art of a Good Question

Join us on Saturdays this spring for free professional development focusing on promoting inquiry by using real artifacts and specimens in the classroom!  More information is listed under event details.  January 23 - Learning Through Collections 101 February 20 - Exploring the Next Generation Science Standards March 19 - The Art of a Good Question  April 16 - Exploring and Teaching Ancient Civilizations 

Register

Teen Open Studio Workshops

Get inspired by different corners of The Field Museum’s collections and research and create artifacts for the Open Studio Digital Museum. Each month we’ll explore a different area of the The Field Museum’s nearly 30 million objects and then head to the Grainger Digital Media Studio for a design project based on the Museum’s collection.

Open Studio

Explore anthropology and social science in the Grainger Digital Media Studio, the Field Museum's FREE teen hang-out space. Come once or return every week to design your own digital media project. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for weekly updates!

Open Studio

Explore anthropology and social science in the Grainger Digital Media Studio, the Field Museum's FREE teen hang-out space. Come once or return every week to design your own digital media project. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for weekly updates!

Open Studio

Explore anthropology and social science in the Grainger Digital Media Studio, the Field Museum's FREE teen hang-out space. Come once or return every week to design your own digital media project. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for weekly updates!

April

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.

Open Studio

Explore anthropology and social science in the Grainger Digital Media Studio, the Field Museum's FREE teen hang-out space. Come once or return every week to design your own digital media project. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for weekly updates!

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.

$10 Buy Tickets

Tremors at the Music Box Theatre

Join The Field Museum at the Music Box Theatre for a special film screening that will dig into the science behind the movie "Tremors." Tim is a PhD student studying fish at the University of Chicago and The Field Museum. Before that, he went to the University of Minnesota, which was a nice change of pace from the desert where he grew up—for one thing, it has a lot more fish. But sometimes when he gets nostalgic for the desert he watches movies like Tremors or Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. 

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Partner Event | Democracy And Knowledge: Lessons From Classical Athens

This event takes place at the National Hellenic Museum, located at 333 South Halsted Street (corner of Halsted and Van Buren). When does democracy work well, and why? Is it the best form of government? Stanford University classicist and political scientist, Josiah Ober, will discuss how a reexamination of democracy’s origins sheds light on its values and limitations in contemporary politics.

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Partner Event | The World’s Oldest Computer: The Antikythera Mechanism

This event takes place at the National Hellenic Museum, located at 333 South Halsted Street (corner of Halsted and Van Buren). Dr. John Seiradakis, Radio Astronomer and Physics Professor at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, will discuss the analog computer from 205 BC that was designed to predict astronomical positions. Learn more about partner events for The Greeks – Agamemnon to Alexander the Great at NationalHellenicMuseum.org.

Exploring and Teaching Ancient Civilizations

Join us on Saturdays this spring for free professional development focusing on promoting inquiry by using real artifacts and specimens in the classroom!  More information is listed under event details.  January 23 - Learning Through Collections 101 February 20 - Exploring the Next Generation Science Standards March 19 - The Art of a Good Question  April 16 - Exploring and Teaching Ancient Civilizations 

Register

Teen Open Studio Workshops

Get inspired by different corners of The Field Museum’s collections and research and create artifacts for the Open Studio Digital Museum. Each month we’ll explore a different area of the The Field Museum’s nearly 30 million objects and then head to the Grainger Digital Media Studio for a design project based on the Museum’s collection.

Open Studio

Explore anthropology and social science in the Grainger Digital Media Studio, the Field Museum's FREE teen hang-out space. Come once or return every week to design your own digital media project. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for weekly updates!

Open Studio

Explore anthropology and social science in the Grainger Digital Media Studio, the Field Museum's FREE teen hang-out space. Come once or return every week to design your own digital media project. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for weekly updates!

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.

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 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!

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.

June

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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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.

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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