Upcoming Events

April

Meet a Scientist

Free with Basic admission. On select dates from 11am to 1pm, find scientific staff in our 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.

The Field Museum in Englewood: Coffee Tasting and Talk

The Field Museum in Englewood is free and open to the public, April 13–22. All events take place at Kusanya Cafe, 825 West 69th St. Chicago, IL 60621. This April, the Field Museum is partnering with Kusanya Cafe to present The Field Museum in Englewood. Explore science and natural history by getting up close with artifacts and specimens from our collection. Our scientists will also stop by the cafe on select nights to present their research and answer your questions.

Meet a Scientist

Free with Basic admission. On select dates from 11am to 1pm, find scientific staff in our 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.

May

Meet a Scientist

Free with Basic admission. On select dates from 11am to 1pm, find scientific staff in our 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.

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.

67th Annual Members' Nights

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at the Field Museum? This is your chance to find out! This is your opportunity to learn about the fascinating work and scientific research that happens at the Museum every day. Meet and speak with Museum staff—including exhibition designers, scientists, and curators—and see some spectacular artifacts and specimens that are not on display in our public exhibitions. There are nearly 40 million objects in the Museum's collections—what will you discover this year at Members' Nights?

Meet a Scientist

Free with Basic admission. On select dates from 11am to 1pm, find scientific staff in our 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.

67th Annual Members' Nights

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at the Field Museum? This is your chance to find out! This is your opportunity to learn about the fascinating work and scientific research that happens at the Museum every day. Meet and speak with Museum staff—including exhibition designers, scientists, and curators—and see some spectacular artifacts and specimens that are not on display in our public exhibitions. There are nearly 40 million objects in the Museum's collections—what will you discover this year at Members' Nights?

curioCITY

The Field Museum’s Youth Council is excited to announce curioCITY: Mainstream Mummies a free event for high school students at the Field Museum. Featuring Field Museum Regenstein Conservator for Pacific Anthropology, JP Brown and Creative Director, Pete Lefebvre of The Leo Burnett Group, curioCITY aims to bring people of different careers to share in conversation their seemingly unconnected paths.

Meet a Scientist

Free with Basic admission. On select dates from 11am to 1pm, find scientific staff in our 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.

Sensory Saturday

Free with advance registration. 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.

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Conservation Celebration

The Field Museum is honored to present the 23rd Annual Parker/Gentry Award to the Instituto del Bien Común (IBC) at the Conservation Celebration on May 24, 2018. IBC is a Peruvian organization dedicated to promoting the best use of shared resources in the Amazon. IBC was the primary Peruvian partner for six Field Museum rapid inventories, and our joint work laid the groundwork for Yaguas National Park, a 2 million-acre wilderness area declared in January 2018. Join us to learn more about IBC's outstanding work. 

Meet a Scientist

Free with Basic admission. On select dates from 11am to 1pm, find scientific staff in our 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.

Travel with the Field Museum - Dynasties of China and Tibet: The Himalayas and the Yangtze

You are invited on an extraordinary journey through China and Tibet–two lands of stunning beauty and centuries-old civilizations steeped in legend and tradition. Travel with the Museum’s preeminent experts–Gary M. Feinman, MacArthur Curator of Mesoamerican, Central American, and East Asian Anthropology, and Linda Nicholas, Adjunct Curator of Anthropology–who bring in-depth knowledge and understanding of these ancient cultures. 

June

Meet a Scientist

Free with Basic admission. On select dates from 11am to 1pm, find scientific staff in our 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 dates from 11am to 1pm, find scientific staff in our 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.

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Dino Camp: Session 1

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.  *All campers must be between the ages of 3-4 and attend with an adult caregiver. 

Meet a Scientist

Free with Basic admission. On select dates from 11am to 1pm, find scientific staff in our 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.

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Dino Camp: Session 2

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.  *All campers must be between the ages of 3-4 and attend with an adult caregiver. 

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.  2018 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.  2018 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.  2018 Free Admission Days:

Meet a Scientist

Free with Basic admission. On select dates from 11am to 1pm, find scientific staff in our 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.

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Dino Camp: Session 3

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.  *All campers must be between the ages of 3-4 and attend with an adult caregiver. 

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Dino Camp: Session 4

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.  *All campers must be between the ages of 3-4 and attend with an adult caregiver. 

Meet a Scientist

Free with Basic admission. On select dates from 11am to 1pm, find scientific staff in our 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.

August

Sensory Saturday

Free with advance registration. 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.

September

Sensory Saturday

Free with advance registration. 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.

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EVOLVE 2018

Each year, hundreds of young professionals from Chicago and beyond gather to enjoy music and dancing in the Museum's iconic Stanley Field Hall, cocktails and food from Chicago's hottest restaurants, special after-hours access to Antarctic Dinosaurs, and the opportunity to mingle with Field Museum scientists to learn about their latest discoveries.  VIP guests are treated to an exclusive pre-event reception featuring craft cocktails and a live art performance by noted Chicago artist, Lefty.