Events for Adults

July

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.

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.

Fitness at The Field: Family Workout

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.

August

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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.

Fitness at The Field: The Bar Method

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.

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.  

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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. 

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.

Buy Tickets

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, how stalactites and stalagmites are formed, digging for mastodons, and more! Post up against a rock in the Base Camp Cave, grab a drink, and learn what it’s like underground. Plus, The Field Museum is teaming up with Billy Helmkamp and Julieta Campos, Co-Owner and Beverage Director of Chicago cocktail haven The Whistler to create cocktails that pair with the subterrenean experience.

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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. 

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.

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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. 

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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. 

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!

October

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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

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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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

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:

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

November

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.

pine_warbler_af9a2925.jpg

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.

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.

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.