Corporate Meetings & Conferences

We offer a variety of spaces suited for all types of gatherings—plus access to our world-class institution.

A man stands at a podium, which is placed in front of a black marble fireplace. The fireplace surround is a warm wood color, with a column on each side. Above the fireplace is a portrait of a man in academic robes. A presentation is projected the wall on either side of the fireplace, and men and women sit in rows of chairs watching the speaker.

Step away from the boardroom

Whether you’re planning a focused, full-day workshop for or a multi-day industry conference, the Field Museum offers a variety of meeting spaces optimized for discovering your group’s potential. Our flexible meeting spaces, including the Rita and John Canning Conference Center, can accommodate groups as small as 20 and as large as 700. We also offer high-speed wireless access throughout the Museum.

During your workshop, lecture, or other event, encourage attendees to enjoy the Museum, too: Basic admission is included in your event package.

Plan Your Meeting

Customize your meeting

Our event staff is experienced working with meeting groups and will work with yours to tailor the space and your experience to your specifications.

Need a turnkey solution? Our meeting package offers straightforward pricing options for smaller groups. 

Our meeting package starts at $75 per person, with a minimum of 20 guests. 

The package includes catered meals and snacks and an on-site event manager the day of your meeting, as well as Basic Admission to the Museum for all guests, access to our free public WiFi, and white linen service (upgrades available on request).

Upgrade your event package with options below. 

Optional Additions to Meeting Package Cost
Use of Founders’ Room rather than other classroom or lecture hall options $25 per person
Upgrade admission to All-Access Pass for attendees to see all ticketed exhibitions $13.50 per person
Behind-the-scenes tour (up to 60 guests) $3,600
Added classroom space for break-out sessions $500
Wireless sub-network/password-protected network $500
Weekend staffing fee $500

Take advantage of your day at the Field Museum with one of our optional enhancements. Ask your event coordinator for availability, costs, and additional details. 

Scavenger Hunts 

Spark curiosity with team-building themed scavenger hunts. Groups of all ages and sizes can search the Field Museum for clues within our permanent exhibitions.

Private Exhibition Viewings

Offer guests a unique, private viewing of one or more of our exhibitions during your evening event, subject to availability.

Group Tickets to Ticketed Exhibitions (Daytime) 

Take a break from the grind of meeting sessions with a little scientific exploration! Groups of 15 or more can purchase discounted passes to ticketed exhibitions

Customized Docent Presentations 

Enhance your Museum experience with a journey alongside one of our trained staff. Learn new facts about the museum’s architecture, history, permanent collections, and more.

Field Museum Scientist Presentations 

Let us customize a presentation for you! The Field Museum has more than 150 scientists working in dozens of countries worldwide. 

Plan Your Meeting

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