Member Events

Field Museum staff member shows a fish specimen to a young boy, while the child's mother takes a picture.

Member and Donor Preview Days for Specimens: Unlocking the Secrets of Life

Wednesday, March 8 and Thursday, March 9, 2017, entry from 9:00am-4:00pm

Specimens opens to the general public on Friday, March 10, but we are excited to announce that members and donors will have an exclusive opportunity to see it first! Join us on Wednesday, March 8 and Thursday, March 9 when the exhibition will be open exclusively for Field Museum members and donors. No reservations or tickets are needed, just pick up your member sticker when you arrive.

Member-only Viewing and Lecture for Specimens: Unlocking the Secrets of Life

Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 5:30pm-9:00pm

RSVP today!

Enjoy exclusive after-hours access to Specimens and Tattoo and attend a lecture where you'll learn more about The Field Museum's collections.

  • 5:30pm-8:30pm: Enjoy exclusive, member-only access to Specimens and Tattoo. A cash bar will be available in Stanley Field Hall and the Field Bistro will have food available for purchase until 7:00pm.
  • 6:30pm-7:30pm: Join us in James Simpson Theater to attend a lecture presented by Tom Skwerski, Exhibitions Operations Director, and Crystal Maier, Ph.D., Insects Collections Manager.

Specimens and Tattoo will remain open throughout the event. The last entry in the exhibition will be at 8:30pm.

Space is limited and advanced registration is required. RSVP today!

66th Annual Members' Nights

Thursday, May 18 and Friday, May 19, 2017, 5:00pm-10:00pm

How are specimens cleaned and prepared? How are exhibitions designed? Have you seen our live insects collection? Did you know less than 1% of our collection of 30 million specimens and artifacts is on public display? The rest is stored in vast behind-the-scenes areas!

This is the one time each year when Field Museum members have a chance to explore areas normally off limits to the public, talk to scientists and curators, and see parts of our collection that are not on display. There's a whole world behind our public areas that you don't want to miss!

More details on the 66th Annual Members' Nights will be announced soon, including RSVP information.

Find your photos! Did you attend the 65th Annual Members' Nights? If you took pictures at any of our photo booths, you can find them here:


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