Events for Families

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! 

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! 

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.

April

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! 

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.

May

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! 

The World of Genomics

Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20 10am-2pm   Explore The World of Genomics at The Field Museum during a special two day event presented by the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a world leader in life sciences research and technologies. Meet with IGB scientists in Stanley Field Hall and take part in hands-on activities to discover the fascinating world of genomic science and its impact on our lives.

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.

The World of Genomics

Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20 10am-2pm   Explore The World of Genomics at The Field Museum during a special two day event presented by the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a world leader in life sciences research and technologies. Meet with IGB scientists in Stanley Field Hall and take part in hands-on activities to discover the fascinating world of genomic science and its impact on our lives.

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

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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

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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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

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.