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The Field Museum

1400 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605

The Field Museum

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1400 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605

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Stanley Field Hall

Stanley Field Hall

East Pavilion

James Simpson Theater

Montgomery Ward Lecture Hall

Evolving Planet

Founder’s Room

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Overview: Chicago’s most elegant, exciting, and dynamic setting, the Field Museum has unique and dazzling event and meeting spaces for groups of 25 to 15,000. This includes the Stanley Field Hall & Balcony, with white marble interiors, skylight vaulted ceilings, and stately columns; the James Simpson Theater, which accommodates 700 in plush velvet seating; and the terrace, with views of Lake Michigan and downtown Chicago. Permanent and traveling exhibitions make each visit a new experience. Give your guests a classic Chicago experience in this historic building.
Buzz
Unique meeting and event spaces with access to permanent and temporary exhibitions that create unforgettable experiences.
Memorable Moments
Special exhibitions, permanent galleries, and behind-the-scenes tours available.
Partners
Exclusive vendors for catering, floral/decor, and lighting and audiovisual.
Affiliations
MPI
PCMA
ISES
IAEE
Association Forum

Capacities

Stanley Field Hall

Max. Standing Capacity 2,500
Max. Seated Capacity 1,200
Sq. footage

East Atrium & Pavilion

Max. Standing Capacity 600
Max. Seated Capacity 400
Sq. footage

James Simpson Theatre

Max. Standing Capacity 700
Max. Seated Capacity 700
Sq. footage

Founder's Room

Max. Standing Capacity 100
Max. Seated Capacity 90
Sq. footage

Montgomery Ward Lecture Hall

Max. Standing Capacity 150
Max. Seated Capacity 150
Sq. footage

Evolving Plant

Max. Standing Capacity 50
Max. Seated Capacity 40
Sq. footage

Overview

Chicago’s most elegant, exciting, and dynamic setting, the Field Museum has unique and dazzling event and meeting spaces for groups of 25 to 15,000. This includes the Stanley Field Hall & Balcony, with white marble interiors, skylight vaulted ceilings, and stately columns; the James Simpson Theater, which accommodates 700 in plush velvet seating; and the terrace, with views of Lake Michigan and downtown Chicago. Permanent and traveling exhibitions make each visit a new experience. Give your guests a classic Chicago experience in this historic building.
Buzz
Unique meeting and event spaces with access to permanent and temporary exhibitions that create unforgettable experiences.
Memorable Moments
Special exhibitions, permanent galleries, and behind-the-scenes tours available.
Partners
Exclusive vendors for catering, floral/decor, and lighting and audiovisual.
Affiliations
MPI
PCMA
ISES
IAEE
Association Forum

Neighborhood: South Loop

Capacities

Space Max. Standing Capacity Max. Seated Capacity Sq. feet
Stanley Field Hall 2,500 1,200
East Atrium & Pavilion 600 400
James Simpson Theatre 700 700
Founder's Room 100 90
Montgomery Ward Lecture Hall 150 150
Evolving Plant 50 40

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