Field Museum Updates on Coronavirus

The Museum is closed until May 1. All events at the Field are also canceled during this timeframe. El museo permanecerá cerrado del 14 de marzo al 1 de mayo. Asimismo, todos los eventos en el Field estarán cancelados durante este período de tiempo.

Updated March 23, 2020

As a scientific institution, we are committed to following the recommendations of public health authorities. While we rely on revenue from our public museum to sustain our mission, we can only be leaders in discovery and education if we keep our community healthy. It is of utmost importance that we provide a safe environment for the guests who visit our museum, the people who work in our halls, the donors who keep us running, and other members of our community who we come in contact with every day. 

The Field Museum is closed until May 1. We sincerely apologize for this disruption of your plans. The health and well-being of our museum community, including our visitors, comes first, and we look forward to the day when we can safely welcome you back to the Field.

Until then, our mission to share science with the world is going strong. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to delight in natural history and experience our collections, research, and conservation work. Browse our wealth of online resources and at-home activities for all ages, including kids and families. We strive to make science fun and accessible for anyone, anywhere.

Mensaje respecto al COVID-19 en español

Somos una institución científica, y como tal nos comprometemos a seguir las recomendaciones emitidas por los organismos de salud pública. Si bien dependemos de los ingresos del público para sustentar nuestra misión, también es cierto que solo al promover la salud de nuestras comunidades es que mostramos liderazgo en materia de educación y descubrimiento. Es sumamente importante proporcionar un entorno de aprendizaje seguro para aquellos que visitan nuestro museo, para nuestros empleados, así como también para los donantes que nos respaldan, y demás miembros de la comunidad con quienes entablamos contacto diariamente.

El Field Museum estará cerrado del 14 de marzo al 1 de mayo. Nos disculpamos sinceramente por interrumpir sus planes. La salud y el bienestar de nuestra comunidad, incluidas las personas que nos visitan, es lo primero, y esperamos ansiosamente darles la bienvenida nuevamente al Field de manera segura. 

Para preguntas sobre eventos futuros, incluidos eventos para los miembros y donantes, comuníquese con o llame al 312.922.9410.

Changes to Museum events and programs

All events hosted at the Field are also canceled until May 1. There may be changes to events after that date if specified. If you’re registered for an event, including member and donor events, you will receive an email directly with any information about refunds or rescheduling. We’ll continue updating this list. 

  • Dozin’ with the Dinos events will be rescheduled. If you’ve registered for one of these events, you’ll receive an email with instructions. For other questions related to Dozin’ with the Dinos, please contact

  • Members’ Nights on April 30 and May 1 are canceled. For questions about this event, contact

  • The Women in Science Luncheon on May 7 is postponed. If you’ve purchased tickets for this event, check your inbox for updates or contact

  • The Parker/Gentry Award recognition ceremony on April 5 is rescheduled for September 9. For questions about this event, please contact

  • The N. W. Harris Learning Collection is closed. If you currently have any items checked out, please hold onto them until further notice. For specific questions, please contact

  • For questions about upcoming events, including member and donor events, contact or 312.922.9410.

Get the most up-to-date information

We encourage you to continue staying healthy and informed. For general updates and recommendations related to the coronavirus, refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

We will continue to follow the recommendations of the City of Chicago, the Illinois Department of Public Health, and the CDC. If there are any changes to our operating status, we’ll share that information on our website and our social media accounts.

Please support the larger Chicago community by fighting stigma and preventing the spread of misinformation. The virus is not specific to any race, ethnicity, or nationality. Any assumptions about a person's descent or infection status are harmful and discriminatory. We're proud of diversity at the Field and as a part of the global scientific community.