Upcoming Events

February

Free Admission Day

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

Founders' Council Hard Hat Tour

How is a Field Museum exhibition created? How do we sift through a collection of 30 million objects to decide what gets displayed? Learn about the special alchemy of crafting an exhibition—the art and the science. Enjoy a sneak-peek of Specimens: Unlocking the Secrets of Life while it's still under construction! Talk to the Exhibitions Department leaders, and hear how they share stories. See the creative processes that bring these to life. The evening will include a tour of the unfinished exhibition space and a light reception.

Free Admission Day

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

Free Admission Day

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

Meet a Scientist

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

Free Admission Day

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

Free Admission Day

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

Free Admission Day

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

Free Admission Day

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

March

Dozin' with the Dinos

SUE the T. rex is having a sleepover! You've seen The Field Museum during the day, now join us on an overnight adventure! Learn about the collections from Field Museum scientists, explore amazing animals, see our Inside Ancient Egypt exhibition by flashlight, draw live subjects like researchers do, and wrap the night up by sharing stories. Spend the night in an exhibition and see the Museum in a new way! 

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curioCITY: Art that Rocks!

Investigate the intersection of science and culture at curioCITY, our high school teen only event hosted by The Field Museum's Youth Council. Run by teens, for teens, curioCITY is a career exploration program for high school students. curioCITY brings a Field Museum scientist together with a cultural professional for a conversation about the pathway that lead them to their current career. The conversation is moderated by Youth Council teens, and is followed by a Q&A with the audience.

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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Founders' Council Exhibition Preview

Journey into The Field Museum’s vast collections with Specimens: Unlocking the Secrets of Life—before it opens to the public. At this exclusive preview, learn how scientists from around the world are using our collections every day to solve scientific mysteries and explore the wonder of the natural world. 6:00 PM Cocktail Reception in Stanley Field Hall 6:30 PM Opening Program

Dozin' with the Dinos

SUE the T. rex is having a sleepover! You've seen The Field Museum during the day, now join us on an overnight adventure! Learn about the collections from Field Museum scientists, explore amazing animals, see our Inside Ancient Egypt exhibition by flashlight, draw live subjects like researchers do, and wrap the night up by sharing stories. Spend the night in an exhibition and see the Museum in a new way! 

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 - Botany Specimens

Every third Saturday of the month 11am-2pm. Free with Basic admission. The Crown Family PlayLab invites you to join us for Art and Science Spotlight, a special program that brings storytellers, musicians, painters, and other performers to the Museum to meet you and your little one! The Crown Family PlayLab is free with basic admission and is open Thursdays through Mondays from 10am to 4pm, last admission is at 3pm.

Live Tattoo Demonstration

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

Live Tattoo Demonstration

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

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Forum @ The Field

Join us for a unique educator event designed to enhance your understanding of Museum teaching and learning techniques, provide exposure to our unique and varied collections, and offer opportunities to mingle with like-minded colleagues. Highlights of the evening will include: a networking reception showcasing The Field Museum’s educator resources

April

curioCITY: Bones to Botany

Investigate the intersection of science and culture at curioCITY, our high school teen only event hosted by The Field Museum's Youth Council. Run by teens, for teens, curioCITY is a career exploration program for high school students. curioCITY brings a Field Museum scientist together with a cultural professional for a conversation about the pathway that lead them to their current career. The conversation is moderated by Youth Council teens, and is followed by a Q&A with the audience.

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.

Dozin' with the Dinos

SUE the T. rex is having a sleepover! You've seen The Field Museum during the day, now join us on an overnight adventure! Learn about the collections from Field Museum scientists, explore amazing animals, see our Inside Ancient Egypt exhibition by flashlight, draw live subjects like researchers do, and wrap the night up by sharing stories. Spend the night in an exhibition and see the Museum in a new way! 

Dozin' with the Dinos

SUE the T. rex is having a sleepover! You've seen The Field Museum during the day, now join us on an overnight adventure! Learn about the collections from Field Museum scientists, explore amazing animals, see our Inside Ancient Egypt exhibition by flashlight, draw live subjects like researchers do, and wrap the night up by sharing stories. Spend the night in an exhibition and see the Museum in a new way! 

Register

Looking at Ourselves: Malvina Hoffman, Developing Claims, & Critiquing Conclusions in the Social Studies Classroom

Join us as we pilot a new quarterly professional development series for teachers focused on inquiry and the social sciences. In this series, we will explore human civilizations, social emotional learning, and how the social scientists at The Field conduct their research.

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.

Live Tattoo Demonstration

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

Live Tattoo Demonstration

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

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Founders' Council Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Since 1996, Dr. Janet Voight has been exploring Earth’s last frontier: the deep sea. Go behind the scenes with Dr. Voight for a closer look at specimens she has collected and research she has conducted on dozens of deep sea cruises. Please RSVP by March 31 with the link above or by contacting Deanna Doyle at ddoyle@fieldmuseum.org or (312) 665-7836. Complimentary parking will be available in the Museum's West Lot. 

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.

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Conservation Celebration featuring the 22nd Annual Parker/Gentry Award

The Conservation Celebration recognizes and celebrates the conservation efforts of the Keller Science Action Center at The Field Museum and its exceptional partners. Proceeds from each $75 ticket benefit The Field Museum's conservation work. The reception will begin at 6pm, and the award presentation and keynote by Dr. David Vaughan begins at 7pm. Complementary parking is provided. Business casual attire is preferred. 

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Founders' Council Loop Luncheon

The Power of Partnership in Impacting Science Learning To make a positive impact on the overall success of students, sometimes the whole is truly greater than the sum of its parts. Hear from Director of Learning Beth Crownover how four Chicago organizations - Big Shoulders Fund, The Field Museum, Northwestern University, and Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum - have formed a unique partnership to build science capacity in 10 Archdiocesan Chicago schools located in the city's neediest areas.

Live Tattoo Demonstration

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

Live Tattoo Demonstration

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

May

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.

Dozin' with the Dinos

SUE the T. rex is having a sleepover! You've seen The Field Museum during the day, now join us on an overnight adventure! Learn about the collections from Field Museum scientists, explore amazing animals, see our Inside Ancient Egypt exhibition by flashlight, draw live subjects like researchers do, and wrap the night up by sharing stories. Spend the night in an exhibition and see the Museum in a new way! 

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.

June

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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Dino Camp: Session 1 - June 6 & June 13

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 - June 7 & June 14

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

Restoring Eggers Grove

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

Art and Science Spotlight

Every third Saturday of the month 11am-2pm. Free with Basic admission. The Crown Family PlayLab invites you to join us for Art and Science Spotlight, a special program that brings storytellers, musicians, painters, and other performers to the Museum to meet you and your little one! The Crown Family PlayLab is free with basic admission and is open Thursdays through Mondays from 10am to 4pm, last admission is at 3pm.

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Tween Week: Fish Unleashed

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

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Dino Camp: Session 3 - June 20 & June 27

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 - June 21 & June 28

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

July

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.

August

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Tween Week: Fish Unleashed

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

Art and Science Spotlight

Every third Saturday of the month 11am-2pm. Free with Basic admission. The Crown Family PlayLab invites you to join us for Art and Science Spotlight, a special program that brings storytellers, musicians, painters, and other performers to the Museum to meet you and your little one! The Crown Family PlayLab is free with basic admission and is open Thursdays through Mondays from 10am to 4pm, last admission is at 3pm.