Field Undernights

Event summary


Oct 21 5:30PM CDT - 8:30PM CDT See more dates


Advance registration is required to attend this event.


About this event

Explore science after hours with the whole family!

A woman holding a toddler while several other children stand with her, all looking at a museum display case.

Calling all young scientists ready for their next big adventure! Grab your explorer gear and prepare for a museum visit...after hours. At the Field Museum's Undernight Event, families with children ages 2-6 can see the museum come to life in an exclusive late-night experience for young learners.

Event guests will enjoy after-hours access to the museum’s exhibitions (including Wild Color and Underground Adventure), discover hands-on science activities, engage in storytelling and music programs with partners like the Old Town School of Folk Music, meet Field Museum scientists, and more! Kiddos will also be supplied with Undernight Adventure Kits to support their expeditions throughout exhibition spaces.

Furthermore, at the Field Museum, we know no journey is complete without a trusty friend by our side. Children are encouraged to bring their favorite stuffed animal buddy or toy sidekick to share the magic of the museum with too.

Spark curiosity, explore new ideas and make discoveries with your littles in this exclusive after hours experience! Get your tickets for the Field Museum’s Undernight event below.

Reserve Tickets

Tickets are $30 per person for non-members and $25 each for members.

PlayLab Event Details

The Field Museum’s special events are unique and designed with specific age groups in mind. While the Undernight event is geared for early childhood audiences (ages 2-6), families with children of all ages are welcome to attend. During the event, children and adults are required to stay together. No unattended children will be admitted into the museum.

Guests are encouraged to bring food or eat before attending the event. Designated eating areas will be open throughout the museum. Both snack and beverage vending machines will also be accessible to guests. However, the Field Museum’s two restaurants (The Explorers Cafe and The Field Bistro) will be closed. 

Capacity for special events at the museum is limited. Walk-ins are not permitted. To attend, guests must register in advance. For any questions about this event, please contact us at