Summer Late Night: Base Camp

Base Camp at The Field Museum

On September 5th, the entire Field Museum is open until 9pm! We've created Base Camp, a pop up bar with new theme each month that's free with admission. It's a place where adults can congregate as they explore The Museum. September's Base Camp theme is Caves.

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.

Base Camp is free with Admission to The Field Museum.

Guests to Base Camp must be 21 or older.

The event space is accessible to wheelchair-users and visitors who need to avoid stairs. Please use accessible entrance on east side of the Museum.For further accessibility information or to request additional accommodations, please contact us at least 2 weeks in advance by email at or by calling Noah Cruickshank at 312-665-7122.

Public Transportation: The Field Museum is located on Chicago's Museum Campus. The #146 bus serves the museum campus.