Events for Adults

September

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!

October

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.

Kolams: Convergence of Art and Math

This event, hosted at The Field Museum in partnership with Eye on India Chicago, is free and open to the public.  Learn how to make kolams, designs created by trickling powder through the fingers, and hear a presentation by Dr. Sunita Vatuk. She will discuss the kolams of Tamil Nadu, the women who make them, and the connection between art and mathematics found in these complex designs. 

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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!

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

Birding with The Field at Skokie Lagoons

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!

Giving Day 2016

Did you know that only one percent of the Museum’s collections is on display? As one of the world’s largest natural history museums, we care for an extraordinary collection that fuels research, public learning, and conservation efforts around the globe. To do so, we rely on you. Only 33% of the Museum’s funding comes from tickets and government sources. 

Panel Discussion with David Baron, Author of Pembroke: A Rural, Black Community on the Illinois Dunes

The Museum is excited to host a panel discussion with David Baron, author of Pembroke: A Rural, Black Community on the Illinois Dunes. David will be joined by community leader and educator Johari Cole-Kweli, journalist Robert Themer, and faith leader Elder Rose Covington. The panel will be moderated by Mark Bouman, Chicago Region Programs Director for the Keller Science Action Center here at The Field Museum. Light refreshments will be served.

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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WeDigBio: Chicago

WeDigBio, or Worldwide Engagement for Digitizing Biocollections, is a global event that engages participants online and onsite in digitizing natural history collections. You will be joining museums around the world as part of a global four day effort to digitize centuries of data about life on Earth. Organisms will include algae, ferns, early land plants, insects, fishes and fossil invertebrates.

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EVOLVE:INK

Hosted by the Field Associates of The Field Museum, EVOLVE is the Field Associates' premiere annual fundraising event, filled with music and dancing in the Museum's iconic Stanley Field Hall, cocktails and food from Chicago's hottest restaurants, and special after-hours access to the Museum's exhibition, Tattoo, that examines the practices of tattooing around the world and throughout time.

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The Mummy at the Music Box Theatre

Join The Field Museum at the Music Box Theatre for a special film screening that will explore the science behind the movie "The Mummy." Music Box Theatre will be joined by Cassie Pontone, Assistant Collections Manager of Anthropology, who will explore anthropological themes within the film and provide a forum for discussion following the screening. Grab your torch and get ready to explore!

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.

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

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.

February

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.

March

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.