The word "curioCITY" in black below an outline of buildings from the Chicago skyline is overlaid on a purple-toned background showing an out-of-focus group of teens.

The Field Museum’s Youth Council is excited to announce curioCITY: Mainstream Mummies!, a free event for high school students at the Field Museum.

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. Field Museum scientist, JP Brown, holds degrees in both Archaeological Conservation (University College Cardiff) and Computer Science (University of Chicago). He works on the conservation and analysis of ethnographic and archaeological objects and is particularly interested in CT scanning, 3D imaging, and rapid prototyping at the moment. Pete Lefebvre's job is to use creativity to help companies engage the public and build their business. This creativity comes in the form of words, images, technology and other communication tools. Pete has worked on campaigns for a lot of different products, services and institutions, including running shoes, insurance and the Field Museum. High school students, stop by The Field Museum on Saturday, May 12th at 1pm for snacks and conversation! Event is FREE with registration, snacks, fun activities, a sweepstakes, and museum admission is provided! --- make sure to invite your friends! Seats go fast, register early!

Schedule of events:

12:45 - 1:00 pm - Check-In 

1:00 pm - Program begins + Snack Social

1:30 pm - Speaker Interview + Q&A

2:15 - 3:00 pm - Fun Activities + Sweepstakes! 

3:00 pm Program ends


Do I need to register for the event?

Yes, high school students must individually register in order to attend the event.

How do I get to The Field Museum?

The Field Museum is accessible by public transportation, car or bike. The closest CTA Train stop is the Roosevelt Red/Orange/Green station. The #146 -Inner Drive/Michigan Express/Museum Campus bus picks up outside the Roosevelt station  and drops off in front of The Field Museum.  It is approximately a 15 minute walk to the Museum  from the CTA station. Paid parking is available in the Soldier Field garage. Two Divvy stations are available at the Museum near the South and East entrances.

Who may attend the event?

This event is for high school students in grades 9-12. No exceptions can be made.

I’m a parent or guardian, what may I do while my teen attends curioCITY?

Parents and Guardians may purchase a ticket to the Museum or walk around Museum Campus. Multiple coffee shops and restaurants are located near the Roosevelt CTA station.  High School youth participating in curioCITY will receive free basic admission to the museum after the event.  

I’m an afterschool provider, how do I register my group for curioCITY?

We do not provide for group registration. Youth interested in attending curioCITY need to register individually and meet the age/grade criteria to attend (9-12th grades).

I’m a parent, may my middle schooler attend curioCITY?

This is an event only for high school students in 9-12th grades. However, we do offer other opportunities for middle school youth. Please see our Teens and Tweens page for more information.

I love curioCITY and want to get more involved, how do I do that?

Great! Stop by and say hello to our friendly Youth Council members (they are the ones in the lavender shirts at all of the events). We’d love to get to know you and hear your ideas for speakers for curioCITY! 

Another way you can get more involved is by applying for The Field Museum’s Youth Council who help plan and host four curioCITY’s per year.  This year long commitment will allow you to engage deeply with the Museum, meet other teens across the city, and provide you the chance to have greater agency for youth voice in the Museum. Applications open in summer. Be in the know!

Have another question? Please contact us.