1400 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago IL 60605
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 fieldmuseum.org.
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.
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.
Special offer: Military and Teachers
Active Military PersonnelBasic admission is complimentary for active military personnel. Illinois TeachersTeachers from throughout Illinois (pre-K through 12th grade) receive free Basic admission.Only available in person, show a valid ID.
Special offer: Museums for All
Families with valid EBT (Link) or WIC cards from any state are eligible for $3-per-person Basic admission for up to six people.When you arrive at the Field, Ask about our offers and show a valid ID—these discounts are only available in person.
Special offer: Online Member Order
Save up to 15% when you purchase a membership online.Become a member and enjoy exclusive special benefits, free Basic admission, access to special events, discounts, and more all year long.
Special offer: Online Order Discount
Get a $3 discount on the All-Access Pass and up to 15% off the cost of membership when you order online at fieldmuseum.org.
Health and Safety Group Amenities
Health & Safety Policy URL View Policy
CDC Recommended Cleaning Procedures
Hand Wash/Sanitizer Stations
Social Distancing Guidelines Enforced
Limited Elevator Occupancy
Reduced Occupancy/Occupancy Limits
No Contact Services
General Facility Details
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
Facility Meeting Space Details
Minimum Size for Group Admission Rate 10
Miles from Navy Pier 2.5
Student Group Friendly
Special Interest Tours Offered
Valet Parking Available
Public Space Wi-Fi Available
ATM Machine On-site
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.
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 Audio/Visual Equipment
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