Special Events at the Field Museum

Special Events at the Field Museum Home of the world’s largest dinosaur and still plenty of room to host your event safely. Chicago’s most dynamic special event venue, plan your event at the Field Museum today!
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Email us at [email protected] for more information. Chicago’s most dynamic special event venue, The Field Museum has unique event and meeting spaces for groups of 25 to 15,000. Guests may tour galleries on both levels of the museum, including collections from Zoology, Anthropology, Botany, Mammals and Geology. Docents, themed cocktails, behind the scenes tours, beer tastings, special exhibitions, Pop-Up Curiosities, and more are available to enhance your event!

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Tour: James Simpson Theatre The James Simpson Theatre is a premier venue perfect for large corporate and other professio...
06/01/2021
James Simpson Theatre Video Tour

Tour: James Simpson Theatre

The James Simpson Theatre is a premier venue perfect for large corporate and other professional gatherings. Guests can enter through our West Entrance, adjacent to theatre.

Classic architectural elements, including Doric columns, ornate recessed ceiling, carved moldings, and chandeliers meet the latest in presentation technology. Equip your presentations and lectures with HD- and 3D-quality video and full-cinema surround sound.

The theatre is part of the Rita and John Canning Conference Center. When combined with the Montgomery Ward Lecture Hall and other classrooms, this space can accommodate up to 700 event attendees.
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Tour: Outdoor Terraces..Chicago’s warmer months demand a stunning outdoor space for events. Whether you’re in charge of ...
05/25/2021
Outdoor Terraces Video Tour

Tour: Outdoor Terraces
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Chicago’s warmer months demand a stunning outdoor space for events. Whether you’re in charge of planning the company picnic or throwing a starlit summer soirée, the Field Museum’s terraces set the stage for an incredible event with breathtaking views of the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan.
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The terraces accommodate 600 for seated dinners and up to 1,600 for receptions. Tenting options are available upon request.
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Tour: East Atrium & Pavilion This open, flexible space can be transformed into a number of experiences for you and your ...
05/18/2021
East Atrium & Pavilion Video Tour

Tour: East Atrium & Pavilion

This open, flexible space can be transformed into a number of experiences for you and your guests: reception-style cocktails, elegant seated dinners, intimate seating for conversation, or a beautifully lit dance floor.

The East Atrium and Pavilion offer guests an easy, accessible entrance from the east side of the museum and features a dazzling glass ceiling suited to both sunny daytime events or evenings under the stars.

Guests can also enjoy complimentary access to our permanent exhibition Inside Ancient Egypt—a perennial visitor favorite—for the duration of your event.
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Tour: Rice GalleryHost your event among beautiful scenes of African mammals—including the famous lions of Tsavo—set agai...
05/11/2021
Rice Gallery Video Tour

Tour: Rice Gallery

Host your event among beautiful scenes of African mammals—including the famous lions of Tsavo—set against a backdrop of the Serengeti plains.

Through a series of halls lined with dramatic dioramas full of animals from all over the world lies Rice Gallery, an intimate event space perfect for smaller receptions and dinners. During your event, encourage guests to explore the surrounding dioramas.
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05/04/2021

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Tour:  Griffin Halls of Evolving PlanetHost your next event with one of the world’s most notorious predators in this uni...
04/27/2021
Griffin Halls of Evolving Planet Video Tour

Tour: Griffin Halls of Evolving Planet

Host your next event with one of the world’s most notorious predators in this unique venue. Enjoy a cocktail reception or intimate dinner in a Late Cretaceous forest. See fossils of SUE the T. rex, a triceratops, and other creatures that walked the Earth 67 million years ago. View a media presentation about SUE’s life—all under SUE’s watchful gaze.

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HAPPY EARTH DAY!!!!! 🌎
04/22/2021

HAPPY EARTH DAY!!!!! 🌎

HAPPY EARTH DAY!!!!! 🌎

Today we celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day! While it looks a bit different than years past, we are looking forward ...
04/08/2021

Today we celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day! While it looks a bit different than years past, we are looking forward to future meetings!

Host your attendees both in-person and virtually in our premier theater venue, James Simpson Theatre. Ideal for corporate and other professional gatherings. Classic architectural elements, including Doric columns, ornate recessed ceiling, carved moldings, and chandeliers meet the latest in presentation technology. Equip your presentations and lectures with HD- and 3D-quality video and full-cinema surround sound.

An inviting foyer in the adjoining West Lobby is also available for registration, receptions, food service, and other uses during your rental.

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Today we celebrate Global Meetings Industry Day! While it looks a bit different than years past, we are looking forward to future meetings!

Host your attendees both in-person and virtually in our premier theater venue, James Simpson Theatre. Ideal for corporate and other professional gatherings. Classic architectural elements, including Doric columns, ornate recessed ceiling, carved moldings, and chandeliers meet the latest in presentation technology. Equip your presentations and lectures with HD- and 3D-quality video and full-cinema surround sound.

An inviting foyer in the adjoining West Lobby is also available for registration, receptions, food service, and other uses during your rental.

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Introducing our new video tour of the Field Museum venues!Join us as we take you through Stanley Field Hall, Rice Galler...
04/06/2021
Video Tour: Field Museum Event Spaces

Introducing our new video tour of the Field Museum venues!

Join us as we take you through Stanley Field Hall, Rice Gallery, Griffin Halls of Evolving Planet, East Atrium and Pavilion, James Simpson Theatre, and our Outdoor Terraces.

Looking forward to hosting your next celebration!

Hear what makes the Field Museum a unique location and get a look at all available event spaces.

Create memories that will last a lifetime with a stop at the Field Museum for your wedding, engagement or celebration ph...
03/10/2021

Create memories that will last a lifetime with a stop at the Field Museum for your wedding, engagement or celebration photography. Our photography packages include two hours to enjoy stunning settings for up to twenty participants on your perfect day! Reach out today to learn more! 📸🦕🦖🐘📸

Photo Courtesy of: Jeremy Lawson Photography
Planning: LOLA Event Productions
Catering: Blue Plate Chicago
Decor: The Flower Firm
Lighting: Frost Chicago

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Create memories that will last a lifetime with a stop at the Field Museum for your wedding, engagement or celebration photography. Our photography packages include two hours to enjoy stunning settings for up to twenty participants on your perfect day! Reach out today to learn more! 📸🦕🦖🐘📸

Photo Courtesy of: Jeremy Lawson Photography
Planning: LOLA Event Productions
Catering: Blue Plate Chicago
Decor: The Flower Firm
Lighting: Frost Chicago

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Congratulations to our very own Field Museum Women's Board Gala! One of the 20 highest-netting galas during a pandemic i...
03/05/2021
20 highest-netting galas of 2020

Congratulations to our very own Field Museum Women's Board Gala! One of the 20 highest-netting galas during a pandemic is quite an accomplishment! Hats off to our amazing team that led this planning and ex*****on.

The pandemic took last year's fundraising season from big ballrooms to small screens—and for many organizations, it worked out just fine.

New exhibition announcement! Can't wait for May!
02/19/2021

New exhibition announcement! Can't wait for May!

Exciting news—on May 21, we’re opening a brand new exhibition! 🎉 In “Becoming Jane: The Evolution of Dr. Jane Goodall,” you’ll adventure into the field with the world-famous scientist whose groundbreaking work with chimpanzees redefined animal behavior research.

Thanks to the Jane Goodall Institute and National Geographic Museum you can step into Jane’s Tanzania field research tent, experience the sights and sounds of chimpanzees’ natural habitat, interact with a life-like Jane hologram, learn how to be an activist in your own backyard, and discover the legacy of trailblazing conservationist, Dr. Jane Goodall. 🦍 fieldmuseum.org/becomingjane

Wishing everyone an extra sweet weekend! 💕💞💓💘💗💕Photo Courtesy of Studio This Is Photography Planning - LOLA Event Produc...
02/12/2021

Wishing everyone an extra sweet weekend! 💕💞💓💘💗💕

Photo Courtesy of Studio This Is Photography
Planning - LOLA Event Productions
Catering- Food For Thought
Decor - Yanni Design Studio
Lighting - Frost Chicago
Cake - Sweet Ali's Bakery

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Wishing everyone an extra sweet weekend! 💕💞💓💘💗💕

Photo Courtesy of Studio This Is Photography
Planning - LOLA Event Productions
Catering- Food For Thought
Decor - Yanni Design Studio
Lighting - Frost Chicago
Cake - Sweet Ali's Bakery

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Need some Super Bowl 🏈 snack inspiration? Check out these adorable passed hors d'oeuvres from Field to Table Catering Ch...
02/05/2021

Need some Super Bowl 🏈 snack inspiration? Check out these adorable passed hors d'oeuvres from Field to Table Catering Chicago. Mini Chicago style hot dogs 🌭 and mini chicken & waffles 🧇? Sounds like a win for your Sunday menu!

Photos Courtesy of Olivia Leigh
Planning: Five Grain Events
Catering: Field to Table Catering Chicago

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Check out our latest e-newsletter! Highlights include the museum reopening, engagements, and virtual content
01/28/2021
We're Back! | Field Museum is Now Open

Check out our latest e-newsletter!

Highlights include the museum reopening, engagements, and virtual content

Give your partner the surprise of a lifetime and make this Valentine's Day extra memorable: place your engagement ring inside a dedicated case in our Grainger Hall of Gems. A personal message, special lighting inside the case, and a champagne toast are all included, with additional upgrade options...

Don't let a few flurries ❄ get you down! Summertime CHI is right around the corner! ☀️Our outdoor terraces are the ideal...
01/27/2021

Don't let a few flurries ❄ get you down! Summertime CHI is right around the corner! ☀️

Our outdoor terraces are the ideal location for company picnics, cocktail hours, weddings, and allow for social distancing. With spectacular views of the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan, you simply can't go wrong.

Design & Photography by Kehoe Designs

💍 Pop the Question in the Hall of Gems 💎Give your partner the surprise of a lifetime and make this Valentine's Day extra...
01/22/2021

💍 Pop the Question in the Hall of Gems 💎

Give your partner the surprise of a lifetime and make this Valentine's Day extra memorable: place your engagement ring inside a dedicated case in our Grainger Hall of Gems. A personal message, special lighting inside the case, and a champagne toast are all included, with additional upgrade options available upon request. Packages start at $800.

Photo Courtesy of Kent Drake Photography
Planning: Christina Currie Events, Inc.

It's happening!!!! The Field Museumis reopening on January 23, with member-only days on January 21 and 22! Looking forwa...
01/20/2021

It's happening!!!! The Field Museum
is reopening on January 23, with member-only days on January 21 and 22! Looking forward to welcoming you back to the museum! 🦖🦕🐘🦁

Be sure to check out Field Museum for details about tickets, hours, and safety guidelines.

Missing the Field Museum? Check out these DINO-mite movie rentals for all of your binge watching needs.  bit.ly/FieldMov...
01/15/2021

Missing the Field Museum? Check out these DINO-mite movie rentals for all of your binge watching needs.

bit.ly/FieldMovieNight

Binge-watched Bridgerton? Knocked out Cobra Kai? Consumed all the cooking shows? Relax. We've got hours of entertainment. 📺 We've partnered with Giant Screen Films to offer seven action-packed, natural history movie rentals for less than the price of popcorn! 🍿🎞 bit.ly/FieldMovieNight

Encounter SUE the T. rex and discover the secrets of the pharaohs, all from your living room. 🦖 Browse our selection for your next movie night—proceeds from your rental go to support the museum's critical work.

01/13/2021
ABC 7 Chicago

Proud to be hosting! Come down and #savelives

HAPPENING NOW: The ABC 7 Great Chicago Blood drive is today! This is a live picture at the Field Museum, one of five places where you can donate now until 7 p.m. https://abc7.ws/3nFmUvt

Join us next week for this great event!
01/07/2021

Join us next week for this great event!

We're partnering with American Red Cross of Illinois as part of ABC 7 Chicago's Great Chicago Blood Drive on January 13. 🙌 One donation can potentially save up to three lives. If you're able to give, consider signing up today ➡️ bit.ly/ABC7BloodDrive

This is our second socially distant blood drive as Stanley Field Hall allows the needed space for donors and health care workers to spread out and practice proper safety protocols. A huge thanks to everyone who's already registered or recently donated—you make a difference! ❤

We are so lucky to have such wonderful coworkers!!
01/04/2021

We are so lucky to have such wonderful coworkers!!

If you've visited the Field in the last 40 years then Ernst Pierre-Toussaint, our Director of Facilities, Planning, and Operations, had an impact on that experience. He oversees exhibits and building maintenance, housekeeping, engineering, and large capital projects. And he recently celebrated a most impressive 40 years with the museum! 👏

It's thanks to Ernst and his amazing staff that our collections and museum are kept in pristine condition; that the Field has and continues to a be a leader in sustainability; and that you enjoy a safe and inspiring visit. ✨ We're so grateful to Ernst and his team for all they do every day. 💙

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Chicago’s most dynamic special event venue, the Field Museum has unique event and meeting spaces for groups of 25 to 15,000. Guests may tour galleries on both levels of the museum, including collections from Zoology, Anthropology, Botany, Mammals and Geology. Docents, themed cocktails, behind the scenes tours, beer tastings, special exhibitions, Pop-Up Curiosities, and more are available to enhance your event!

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Field Museum geologist Jim Holstein is leading a seminar about unique rock features in the US this Sunday, Feb 3! Select the Climbing Package ticket option at checkout to have full access to Brooklyn Boulders climbing gym the day of the event!
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My friend Diana and I had an awesome time at our overnighter at the Field Museum. I would do it again in a heartbeat - thank-you for a very interesting evening and morning.