Dozin' with the Dinos

About this recurring event

Science is even more fun in your pajamas.

Young girl smiles to the camera while laying atop a sleeping bag in the Elizabeth Morse Genius Hall of Dinosaurs. A Parasaurolophus fossil stands in the back.

For the safety of our visitors, Dozin’ with the Dinos events on March 27 and April 3 will be rescheduled. See other updates related to coronavirus.

We look forward to welcoming you back so you don’t miss your chance to see the Field Museum in a whole new light. Families and groups with kids ages 6 to 12 can experience the museum after the lights go out at Dozin’ with the Dinos! 

On select weekends, stay up late with museum scientists, and enjoy activities like dissecting owl pellets and drawing specimens from our collections. Then switch on your flashlight and explore your favorite exhibitions, including the Griffin Halls of Evolving Planet and the Elizabeth Morse Genius Hall of Dinosaurs, like never before. 

Tickets start at $68. All tickets include parking, an evening snack, continental breakfast, and souvenir patch, as well as Basic admission for the following day. Customize your Dozin’ with the Dinos experience with one of these packages:

  • Premium: Includes a sleeping spot in the Genius Hall of Dinosaurs. These tickets are only available on a first-come, first-served basis to individual families of fewer than 15 people.
  • Tour: Includes a sleeping spot in the Genius Hall of the Dinosaurs and a behind-the-scenes tour with one of our scientists. These tickets are only available to individual families of fewer than 15 people. Tours start near the South Entrance and run from 6:30–7pm. Please note that tours are best for children ages 9–12. While tour itineraries may vary, you’ll always see something fun—fossils, bird specimens, fish collections, or more!
  • Group: For 15 or more people. Perfect for scouts, school groups, and other organizations. 

Purchase your ticket online. All sales are final. For more information, check out the Dozin' with the Dinos Info Packet. Questions? Email or call 312.665.7525.


  • Dozin' with the Dinos Info Packet

    Families and group leaders, prepare for your night at the museum with this guide.

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