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Field Museum



1400 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago IL 60605

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Leisure Visitors:

See the world’s wonders at the Field Museum. The health of our guests and staff is always our top priority and we welcome you back to safely explore nearly half a million square feet of open gallery space.

See SUE the world’s most famous T. rex, travel back in time as you explore Ancient Egypt, and be dazzled by precious gems. We used CDC recommendations as well as museum guidelines from the State of Illinois to create our reopening policies and procedures. We have put in place new protocols including requiring face masks for guests, increasing extensive cleaning procedures, adding floor markers to maintain social distancing, and providing one-way paths to guide visitor traffic.

Experience 4.6 billion years of life on Earth, right here in Chicago. Plan your visit online and purchase tickets at

Meeting Professionals:

The Field Museum is Chicago’s most elegant and unique setting for special events. Whether it is an intimate dinner for 10 or a rockin’ reception for 10,000, we can accommodate your needs. Let us treasure you and your guests by providing superior service and priceless exhibitions to experience. Year round your groups can enjoy more than 35 world-renowned exhibitions. Don’t miss our Mammals of Asia and Native American Halls; Explore Inside Ancient Egypt, with its mysterious mummies and dazzle your guests with our Hall of Gems. Daytime meeting space, theater space and outdoor terraces are also available.

Travel Professionals:

Groups of ten or more can enjoy discounted admission to The Field Museum! Home to SUE, the world’s largest, most complete T. rex ever found! Discover 23 Egyptian mummies, the Halls of Gems and Jades, a journey to the ancient Incas and Aztecs and 4 billion years of life on earth inside our expanded dinosaur hall! Enhance your group’s experience with a docent led tour, a behind the scenes experience or a lunch with the man-eating lions of Tsavo! Located on Chicago’s Museum Campus, The Field Museum also has dining facilities, performance and clinic opportunities and an unbeatable view of Lake Michigan and Chicago’s downtown skyline.

Health and Safety

Keyless Entry

Health & Safety Policy URL View Policy

Masks Required-Guest

Masks Required-Staff

CDC Recommended Cleaning Procedures

Hand Wash/Sanitizer Stations

Social Distancing Guidelines Enforced

Limited Elevator Occupancy

Reduced Occupancy/Occupancy Limits

No Contact Services

Complimentary Policy 1 per 10

Motorcoach Parking Off-site

Separate Group Entrance

Average Visit/Tour Length 2 - 4 hours

Team Building Activities Offered

Minimum Group Number 10

Maximum Group Number 10000

Group Discounts Available

Minimum Size for Group Admission Rate 10

Miles from Navy Pier 2.5




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Student Group Friendly

Special Interest Tours Offered

Valet Parking Available

Reservations Accepted

Public Space Wi-Fi Available

Restaurant(s) On-site


ATM Machine On-site

ADA Compliant

Self-Parking Available Off-site

Food On-site Food Court & Restaurant

Number of Retail Stores 4

Number of Restaurants On-site 2

Hours of Operation Open 9am to 5pm, Thursday through Monday. Weu2019re currently closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.


Military Discount

Preferred Catering Providers

Number of Meeting Rooms 20

Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing) 3000

Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated) 1400

Largest Room, Max Capacity 3000

On-Site Catering

On-site Audio/Visual Equipment

Exclusive Decorator(s)

In-house/Exclusive Caterer(s)

Complete Buy-out Available

Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing) 7500

Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated) 1400

Exclusive Audio/Visual Provider(s)

Total Square Footage of Meeting Space 5400

Max Venue Capacity 10000

Private Meeting Space Available

Box Lunches Available


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