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1400 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
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
Guests may tour galleries on both levels of the museum, including collections examining 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!
Exclusive vendors for catering, floral/decor, and lighting and audiovisual.
Association Forum

Venue Capacity

SpaceMax. Reception CapacityMax. Seated CapacitySq. FeetFloor Plan
Montgomery Ward Lecture Hall135135
Stanley Field Hall35001500
James Simpson Theatre700700
Founders' Room100100
East Atrium & Pavilion600350
Sue Lin Gin Garden6040
Field Museum: Outdoor Terraces1600600
SUE the T.rex Gallery150100
Rice Gallery300140
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