Learn about the many ways you can participate at The Field Museum. We are currently offering the following programs or events.
Youth Council (September 2017- May 2018)
Youth Council brings youth across Museum programming together to create stronger partnerships between youth and The Field Museum. Youth Council is the made up of 12-14 teens from across the Chicago area who meet one Saturday per month from September through May, and plan four curioCITY events. curioCITY is a teen-only career exploration event that matches a Field Museum scientist together with a non-scientist. As part of the Youth Council leadership experience, teen members also explore the museum, go behind-the-scenes and meet Field Museum scientists of their interests!
Applications for the 2017-2018 year will open in July
After School Advanced Apprenticeship (September – December 2017)
Learn game design and explore freshwater ecosystems this fall! The Field Museum invites high school students to apply to Design-It Play-It: H2O Games, a 10 week After School Matters advanced apprenticeship program. In this program, youth will meet Field Museum scientists, go behind-the-scenes of the Museum, see spaces closed to the public, and go on a field trip to the Shedd Aquarium and Jardine Water Purification Plant. Youth will meet a professional game designer and work in teams work to create scientifically accurate board games about water ecosystems. Through this program, teens will work in design teams and use graphic design and 3D printing technology to develop their game. Get your game on and apply today!
Applications for this program begin at the end of July.