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9:30 AM - 1:00 PM -- In-Person CHPV Outing | A Guided Tour the Bird Exhibits at the Field Museum

Tuesday, May 24, 2022, 9:30 AM until 1:00 PM
Field Museum
On the Museum Campus
Field Museum | Website
1400 Souath DuSable Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL  60605
Additional Info:
Courtesy of the Chicago Hyde Park Village
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Registration and Prepayment are required

Registration and Prepayment Due by Saturday, May 21 at 4:00 p.m.
No refunds in the case of cancellation after Saturday, May 21 at 4:00 p.m.

Face Masks Required
CHPV-19 Booster Vaccination Record Required

Coat Check is Temporarily Closed
Field Museum is Accessible

Lunch at Field Bistro | On-Your Own
Pay with cash or credit card

Transportation to CHPVEvents: Associate and Full CHPV members may request transportation via email at Requests must be submitted by Thursday, May 19 at 4:00 p.m. via email or calling 773-363-1919. If available.

Our Tour Guide is volunteering her time and talents with CHPV. We will comp her lunch and participants will be able to make cash contributions during lunch as we pass the hat and then gift the contributions to our tour guide.
Registration cancellations will be accepted until Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 4:00 PM
Available Slots:
No Fee


Bird by Bird | A Guided Tour of the Birds Exhibits
at the Field Museum on the Museum Campus

Tuesday, May 24
Guided Tour  | 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Lunch | 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

A bird does not sing because it has an answer,
it sings because it has a song.

– Maya Angelou

What to Expect

The Ronald and Christina Gidwitz Hall of Birds is a window into our collective ornithological obsession. The Field Museum started building the bird collection as part of the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893—and has never stopped. Our guided tour highlights the following exhibits: Long-legged wading birds, Ptarmigans and grouse, Birds of prey, Gulls and terns, Auks (like puffins and murres), Owls, Woodpeckers. Then we will look at other bird-related highlights in the museum, including photographs and artwork.

Tour Guide

Pat Miller is a Chicago resident and an avid birdwatcher for nearly 30 years and served on the Board of the Chicago Audubon Society (2014-2020). Since 2002 she has been giving public tours of the North American Bird Hall at the Field Museum. Pat will share her beloved birds and museum with us.


Following our guided tour, we will gather for lunch at the Field Bistro (on-your-own tab, pay with cash or credit card). After lunch you can stay in the Field Museum as long as you like and explore other exhibits and collections.

The Field Museum is accessible, the Coat Check is temporarily closed.

Registration and Prepayment Required | Space is Limited

  • All tour participants must register on the CHPV website and have a ticket purchased in advance to avoid standing in line the day of the tour.
  • Guided Tour starts promptly at 9:30 a.m.
CHPVillagers who are Non-Members of the Field Museum
  • Chicago Senior Residents General Admission
  • Payment by Credit Card
  • Required in Advance of the Guided Tour
  • ID at the time of admission required
  • CHPV Members $16.00 (Includes Processing Fee)
  • Non-Members $18.00 (Includes Processing Fee and an additional ClubExpress Technology Convenience Fee; ID at time of admission required)
  • You will receive your admission ticket as we gather prior to the start of the Guided Tour
CHPVillagers who are Field Museum Members
  • Note: Field Museum Members must obtain their own admission ticket in advance to avoid standing in line the day of the tour
  • ID and Field Museum Membership at time of admission required
  • To obtain a Field Museum Member ticket: Field Museum Members must verify your membership to use your benefits and reserve your Museum ticket. 
  • Go to verify your membership
  • Follow the prompts to order your admission ticket
  • Bring your admission ticket with you

Space is limited. Registration closes on Friday, May 20 at 4:00 p.m. No refunds for cancellations after Saturday, May 21 at 4:00 p.m. Wearing Masks are required. The CHPV-19 Booster Vaccination Record on file is required.

For more information: email or call 773-363-1933.

Getting There

It is easy to get to the Field Museum on the Museum Campus by car, public transportation. There are plenty of parking options on the Museum Campus. All options are owned by the Chicago Park District and managed by an outside vendor. Rates and hours are subject to change without notice. To CHPVEvents: Associate and Full CHPV members may request transportation via email at or calling 773-363-1933. Requests must be submitted by Thursday, May 19 at 4:00 p.m. If available.

Let your fascination take flight, and look up as you leave the museum.
You may see things differently!

All are Welcome! Invite a Friend!