Published: March 20, 2020

Experience the Field at Home

Continue exploring natural history with online resources and at-home activities for all ages. 

We’re rounding up some of our favorite ways to stay connected. If you're interested in seeing more on a certain topic, email us at

Learning Resources

Looking for science activities and games for kids? The Field has lesson plans, videos, games, and more for teachers and parents. Our Learning at Home hub makes it easy to filter by grade level and topic. Kids and their adults can explore plants and animals, world cultures, Earth science, and more. Our amazing educators shared a few of their favorites.

Online and at-home activities

Movie night with SUE the T. rex

Encounter SUE the T. rex and discover the secrets of the pharaohs, all from your living room. We've partnered with Giant Screen Films to offer seven action-packed, natural history movie rentals for less than the price of popcorn! Browse our selection for your next movie night—proceeds from your rental go to support the museum's critical work.

Nature near you

Nature can be comforting while many other things are uncertain. If you’re going for a walk or bird-watching from your window, you can identify local wildlife. Field Guides provide helpful details on what to look for while observing wildlife in Chicago and Illinois:

Chat with a dinosaur

Máximo is always delighted to hear from you. Strike up a conversation with our friendly titanosaur by texting 1-844-994-3466 or messaging him online. Ask him about his favorite food, what Earth was like million of years ago, and what he does in his spare time at the museum.

Online library

Curl up with a good digitized resource. Many of the Field Museum Library resources are available online. Among them are archival materials like the Moving Image Collection and a variety of archival texts (we recommend a book called The Giraffe in History and Art).

Thanks for your support

Many cultural institutions, including the Field, depend on having people visit our public spaces every day. While we’re closed, we’ll continue sharing great online content. If you learn something new or get a moment of joy out of what we’re sharing, we’re grateful for a donation of any amount in support of our work and mission. A “like” or share brightens our day as well.

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Museum membership supports our scientific research and so much more that goes on behind the scenes. Plus, online benefits and exclusive updates help you stay in the loop. You can also give Field Museum membership as a gift to curious thinkers and explorers of all ages.

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