Summer Late Nights: Base Camp

Base Camp at The Field Museum

In honor of The Field Museum opening until 9 pm on select nights this summer, we’ve created Base Camp: a lounge where adults can drink, interact with our scientists, and take a break from exploring the Museum during Late Night hours. Base Camp will be open from 6 - 9 pm, featuring cocktails from Chicago luminaries including Nandini Khaund and The Whistler, a transformed bar, snacks, and little-seen specimens and artifacts from The Field's collections. Each night Base Camp is open, it will have an entirely different theme and scientists presenting. Plus, Base Camp is free with admission to the Museum!

Here are the dates and themes for Base Camp:

Thursday, July 6th - Americana

Tuesday, August 1st - Hanging Gardens

Tuesday, September 5th - Caves

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.