About this recurring event

Run by teens for teens, curioCITY is a career-exploration series that brings a Field Museum scientist together with a cultural professional to discuss what led each to their current career.

Four people converse during a curioCITY event. Two older men sit on a couch to the left; one holds a microphone in his hand. Two teenagers sit on a couch to the right. One teen boy speaks into a microphone. A teen girl sits to his right. All are positioned around a square table with water bottles. 

curioCITY conversations are moderated by Youth Council members and followed by a Q&A with the audience. These diverse, community-centered events give attendees an opportunity to meet like-minded teens, ask presenters questions one-on-one, and see (sometimes even touch) objects from the Field Museum’s collection.
High school students grades 9–12 must individually register in order to attend curioCITY events. During the event, parents and guardians may walk around the Museum Campus or purchase tickets to explore the Museum. curioCITY participants receive free Basic admission to the museum after the event. 

Want to get more involved? Apply to join the Youth Council, which plans and hosts two curioCITY events every year. This yearlong opportunity lets members engage deeply with the museum, have their voices heard, and meet fellow students across the city. Applications open in May.