A group of people like the mezzanine of the museum, with the progressive pride flag hanging.

First Queens of the Field: Happy Hour & Drag Show

About this event series

Join us in our historic Stanley Field Hall for the Museum’s first ever drag event!

To tell the history of the Field Museum we must go back further than the Columbian Exposition of 1893, we have to look at the land on which it sits, the people who populated it, the plants that gave it its lush landscape, the animals that roamed free and the foundation that held it all up. In First Queens of the Field, Chicago drag queens will compete to represent the four major areas of our collections—anthropology, botany, geology, and zoology—with the help of some special guests from our Science and Education departments.

The evening begins with Happy Hour at 5:30 pm, followed by the Drag Show at 6:30 pm. In addition to the show, your ticket includes one complimentary drink ticket, snacks, activities, and access to the Museum’s newest temporary exhibition, First Kings of Europe.

Featured performers:

Science presenters:

  • Jingmai O'Connor, Ph.D., Associate Curator of Fossil Reptiles
  • Fabiany Herrera, Ph.D., Assistant Curator of Paleobotany
  • Michelle Brownlee, Women's Board Collections Manager for the North American Anthropology Collections

This event is for adults 21+ yrs old.

This event is being held in conjunction with the Field Museum’s Pride Month programming.


If you need assistance with accommodations, please email accessibility@fieldmuseum.org at least 2 weeks in advance.