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Stanley Field Hall
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East Atrium
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East Pavilion
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James Simpson Theater
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Montgomery Ward Lecture Hall
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Evolving Planet
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Founder’s Room

The Field Museum

1400 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605 Get Directions


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 Theatre, 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.
Unique meeting and event spaces with access to permanent and temporary exhibitions that create unforgettable experiences.
Memorable Moments
Dine with SUE, the largest, most complete, and best-preserved T. rex ever discovered. Special exhibitions, permanent galleries, and behind-the-scenes tours available.
Exclusive vendors for catering, floral/decor, and lighting and audiovisual.
Association Forum


Space Max. Reception Capacity Max. Seated Capacity Sq. feet Floor Plan
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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