Upcoming Events

July

Meet a Scientist

Free with Basic admission. On Fridays from 10am to noon, scientists will be out in the Museum sharing the wonders of our collections and highlights of their research. 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 like never before. Topics will range from birds to insects, from mammals to plants, from pottery to spear points, and more!

Field Market Day

This summer, enjoy fresh food, live music, and lakefront views at a monthly farmers market in The Field Museum’s own backyard! Shop local produce, prepared foods, craft beer, and other goods offered by local businesses and vendors. Field Market Days are free events presented by the Near South Planning Board. Families and all ages are welcome. Catch these local Chicago artists performing live music every Field Market Day: Laura Joy

Fitness at The Field

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 fitness classes hosted by local gyms and studios, including kickboxing, yoga, and zumba. All workouts are free to attend, and healthy grab-and-go food is available for purchase.

August

Women in Science: Summer intern presentations

Meet the 2016 Field Museum Women In Science interns, and see the videos they have created during their summer internships! If you are coming from outside of the Museum, please enter the Museum through the west entrance and ask the security guard at the door to direct you to Montgomery Ward Lecture Hall to gain access to the seminar room.  Everyone is welcome!

Meet a Scientist

Free with Basic admission. On Fridays from 10am to noon, scientists will be out in the Museum sharing the wonders of our collections and highlights of their research. 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 like never before. Topics will range from birds to insects, from mammals to plants, from pottery to spear points, and more!

Fitness at The Field

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 fitness classes hosted by local gyms and studios, including kickboxing, yoga, and zumba. All workouts are free to attend, and healthy grab-and-go food is available for purchase.

Free Admission Day

On Free Admission Days, basic admission is free for Illinois residents with valid proof of residency.* Join us in 2016! August: 11, 27, 29 September: 10, 17, 18, 19 October: 2, 16, 30, 31 November: 27 December: 3, 4, 18  Discounted passes on Free Days for Illinois Residents

Fitness at The Field

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 fitness classes hosted by local gyms and studios, including kickboxing, yoga, and zumba. All workouts are free to attend, and healthy grab-and-go food is available for purchase.

Field Market Day

This summer, enjoy fresh food, live music, and lakefront views at a monthly farmers market in The Field Museum’s own backyard! Shop local produce, prepared foods, craft beer, and other goods offered by local businesses and vendors. Field Market Days are free events presented by the Near South Planning Board. Families and all ages are welcome. Catch these local Chicago artists performing live music every Field Market Day: Laura Joy

Fitness at The Field

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 fitness classes hosted by local gyms and studios, including kickboxing, yoga, and zumba. All workouts are free to attend, and healthy grab-and-go food is available for purchase.

Free Admission Day

On Free Admission Days, basic admission is free for Illinois residents with valid proof of residency.* Join us in 2016! August: 11, 27, 29 September: 10, 17, 18, 19 October: 2, 16, 30, 31 November: 27 December: 3, 4, 18  Discounted passes on Free Days for Illinois Residents

Fitness at The Field

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 fitness classes hosted by local gyms and studios, including kickboxing, yoga, and zumba. All workouts are free to attend, and healthy grab-and-go food is available for purchase.

Free Admission Day

On Free Admission Days, basic admission is free for Illinois residents with valid proof of residency.* Join us in 2016! August: 11, 27, 29 September: 10, 17, 18, 19 October: 2, 16, 30, 31 November: 27 December: 3, 4, 18  Discounted passes on Free Days for Illinois Residents

September

The Field at the Gridiron

Bring your friends, family, and prospective new Founders’ Council members to The Field Museum’s behind-the-scenes event at Soldier Field, home of the Chicago Bears! Unlock behind-the-scenes areas throughout Soldier Field and enjoy unique content from Field Museum scientists and football experts. This opportunity is exclusive to Founders' Council members and friends. Join today to receive your special invitation to this event! 

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

Birding with The Field at Eggers Grove

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

Free Admission Day

On Free Admission Days, basic admission is free for Illinois residents with valid proof of residency.* Join us in 2016! August: 11, 27, 29 September: 10, 17, 18, 19 October: 2, 16, 30, 31 November: 27 December: 3, 4, 18  Discounted passes on Free Days for Illinois Residents

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

Birding with The Field at Eggers Grove en Español

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

Free Admission Day

On Free Admission Days, basic admission is free for Illinois residents with valid proof of residency.* Join us in 2016! August: 11, 27, 29 September: 10, 17, 18, 19 October: 2, 16, 30, 31 November: 27 December: 3, 4, 18  Discounted passes on Free Days for Illinois Residents

Identification Day

Is there a mysterious fossil that you found while backpacking, or a picture of the bizarre bird in your backyard? Bring in your fossils, seashells, rocks, meteorites, feathers, leaves, or photographs of mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, flowers, and insects to the Museum and have world-renowned scientists identify them! Stop by, with or without mystery objects, to see (and touch) the scientific specimens out on display.

Free Admission Day

On Free Admission Days, basic admission is free for Illinois residents with valid proof of residency.* Join us in 2016! August: 11, 27, 29 September: 10, 17, 18, 19 October: 2, 16, 30, 31 November: 27 December: 3, 4, 18  Discounted passes on Free Days for Illinois Residents

Free Admission Day

On Free Admission Days, basic admission is free for Illinois residents with valid proof of residency.* Join us in 2016! August: 11, 27, 29 September: 10, 17, 18, 19 October: 2, 16, 30, 31 November: 27 December: 3, 4, 18  Discounted passes on Free Days for Illinois Residents

Women in Science Symposium

Our speaker will be: Dr. Melinda Zeder (National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution). This talk will be held in Montgomery Ward Lecture Hall (on the ground floor near the West Entrance). If you are coming from outside of the Museum, please enter the Museum through the west entrance and ask the security guard at the door to direct you to the seminar room.  Everyone is welcome!

Learning Through Collections 101

Join us on Saturdays this fall for professional development workshops focusing on promoting inquiry by using real artifacts and specimens in the classroom!   September 24 - Learning Through Collections 101 October 15 - Exploring the NGSS November 5 - The Art of a Good Question  The workshops are open to all educators, formal (K-12) or informal. At a Glance:

Field Market Day

This summer, enjoy fresh food, live music, and lakefront views at a monthly farmers market in The Field Museum’s own backyard! Shop local produce, prepared foods, craft beer, and other goods offered by local businesses and vendors. Field Market Days are free events presented by the Near South Planning Board. Families and all ages are welcome. Catch these local Chicago artists performing live music every Field Market Day: Laura Joy

October

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

Birding with The Field at Eggers Grove

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

Free Admission Day

On Free Admission Days, basic admission is free for Illinois residents with valid proof of residency.* Join us in 2016! August: 11, 27, 29 September: 10, 17, 18, 19 October: 2, 16, 30, 31 November: 27 December: 3, 4, 18  Discounted passes on Free Days for Illinois Residents

Exploring the NGSS

Join us on Saturdays this fall for professional development workshops focusing on promoting inquiry by using real artifacts and specimens in the classroom!   September 24 - Learning Through Collections 101 October 15 - Exploring the NGSS November 5 - The Art of a Good Question  The workshops are open to all educators, formal (K-12) or informal. At a Glance:

Free Admission Day

On Free Admission Days, basic admission is free for Illinois residents with valid proof of residency.* Join us in 2016! August: 11, 27, 29 September: 10, 17, 18, 19 October: 2, 16, 30, 31 November: 27 December: 3, 4, 18  Discounted passes on Free Days for Illinois Residents

Free Admission Day

On Free Admission Days, basic admission is free for Illinois residents with valid proof of residency.* Join us in 2016! August: 11, 27, 29 September: 10, 17, 18, 19 October: 2, 16, 30, 31 November: 27 December: 3, 4, 18  Discounted passes on Free Days for Illinois Residents

Free Admission Day

On Free Admission Days, basic admission is free for Illinois residents with valid proof of residency.* Join us in 2016! August: 11, 27, 29 September: 10, 17, 18, 19 October: 2, 16, 30, 31 November: 27 December: 3, 4, 18  Discounted passes on Free Days for Illinois Residents

November

Free Admission Day

On Free Admission Days, basic admission is free for Illinois residents with valid proof of residency.* Join us in 2016! August: 11, 27, 29 September: 10, 17, 18, 19 October: 2, 16, 30, 31 November: 27 December: 3, 4, 18  Discounted passes on Free Days for Illinois Residents

December

Free Admission Day

On Free Admission Days, basic admission is free for Illinois residents with valid proof of residency.* Join us in 2016! August: 11, 27, 29 September: 10, 17, 18, 19 October: 2, 16, 30, 31 November: 27 December: 3, 4, 18  Discounted passes on Free Days for Illinois Residents

Free Admission Day

On Free Admission Days, basic admission is free for Illinois residents with valid proof of residency.* Join us in 2016! August: 11, 27, 29 September: 10, 17, 18, 19 October: 2, 16, 30, 31 November: 27 December: 3, 4, 18  Discounted passes on Free Days for Illinois Residents

Free Admission Day

On Free Admission Days, basic admission is free for Illinois residents with valid proof of residency.* Join us in 2016! August: 11, 27, 29 September: 10, 17, 18, 19 October: 2, 16, 30, 31 November: 27 December: 3, 4, 18  Discounted passes on Free Days for Illinois Residents

January

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!