The Field Museum Corporate Giving Brochure
Discover ways your company's employees, clients and executives can take advantage of incredible benefits at The Field Museum.
CORPORATE RELATIONS PROGRAM For more than a century, The Field Museum has pushed the boundaries of scientific research and public education. We were the first museum ever to undertake an expedition to Africa, the first to establish a DNA laboratory, and the first to create science education programs for public schools. Today, The Field is one of the only places on Earth where anyone can explore real evidence that document four billion years of life and learn about the latest scientific discoveries from leading researchers. We annually welcome over 1.3 million visitors from around the world, conduct groundbreaking scientific research on all seven continents, translate science into conservation action in the Andes-Amazon, and present over 2,500 education programs and exhibitions that bring science to life. Corporate philanthropy is critical to the Museum and enables us to open our doors to the public 364 days each year, while seizing new opportunities to explore our world and share its wonders with people of all ages. The Museumâ€™s Corporate Relations Program provides outstanding benefits to our corporate donors, including free employee admission, exclusive entertainment privileges, invitations to exhibition opening receptions, private behind-the-scenes tours of our extraordinary collections, corporate family days, and much more. Additional information about the Corporate Relations Program is detailed here for your review. We hope you will join us as we explore and protect the natural world and bring science to life through innovative education programs and enlightening exhibitions. We look forward to welcoming your company as a member of our Corporate Relations Program! Richard W. Lariviere, Ph.D. President and Chief Executive Officer LEVELS & BENEFITS All Corporate Members also receive: • 10% employee discount to Dozin’ with the Dinos family overnights at the Museum • 10% employee discount on individual and family memberships • Subscription to In the Field member magazine • 10% corporate discount at museum stores • Recognition in the annual report and on the museum donor wall FRIEND $5,000 • Invitations to exhibition opening receptions (2) • VIP tickets to temporary special exhibitions (6) • General admission passes (50) PATRON $15,000 • Free general admission for ALL employees + 1 guest • Discounted ticket rates to temporary special exhibitions • One special event space rental-fee waiver • Opportunity to host a corporate volunteer day • A customized behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum • Invitations to exhibition opening receptions (6) • VIP tickets to temporary special exhibitions (18) • VIP executive memberships (2) • General admission passes (100) ASSOCIATE $10,000 • Free general admission for ALL employees + 1 guest • Discounted ticket rates to temporary special exhibitions • One special event space rental-fee waiver • A customized behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum • Invitations to exhibition opening receptions (4) • VIP tickets to temporary special exhibitions (12) • General admission passes (75) BENEFACTOR $25,000 • Free general admission for ALL employees + 1 guest • Discounted ticket rates to temporary special exhibitions • One special event space rental-fee waiver • Opportunity to host a corporate volunteer day • A customized behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum • Invitation to Corporate Family Day • Invitations to exhibition opening receptions (8) • VIP tickets to temporary special exhibitions (26) • VIP executive memberships (4) • General admission passes (125) EXPLORER $30,000 (TWO YEAR MEMBERSHIP) • Free general admission for ALL employees + 1 guest • Discounted ticket rates to temporary special exhibitions • One special event space rental-fee waiver • Opportunity to host a corporate volunteer day • A customized behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum • Invitation to Corporate Family Day • Invitations to exhibition opening receptions (10) • VIP tickets to temporary special exhibitions (32) • VIP executive memberships (6) • General admission passes (150) LEADER $35,000 AND ABOVE • Free general admission for ALL employees + 1 guest • Discounted ticket rates to temporary special exhibitions • One special event space rental-fee waiver • Opportunity to host a corporate volunteer day • A customized behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum • Invitation to Corporate Family Day • Invitations to exhibition opening receptions (12) • VIP tickets to temporary special exhibitions (42) • VIP executive memberships (8) • General admission passes (175) ANCIENT AMERICAS Ancient Americas takes you on a journey through 13,000 years of human ingenuity and achievement in the western hemisphere, where hundreds of diverse societies thrived long before the arrival of Europeans. Step into the windswept world of Ice Age mammoth hunters, walk through a replica of an 800-year-old pueblo dwelling and explore the Aztec empire and its island capital, Tenochtitlan, a city of more than 200,000 people and an extraordinary feat of engineering for any era. You’ll learn what Field Museum scientists have discovered about the people who lived in the Americas before us, and how the information has changed nearly everything we thought we knew! THE CROWN FAMILY PLAYLAB Dig in...Dress up... Explore and grow! At the Crown Family PlayLab, children can dress up as a local animal and star in their own nature play, examine insects in amber and colorful woven pouches, play an African drum or dance to a Latin beat, pull out drawers and discover hidden objects, play in a dinosaur’s nest, or uncover a dinosaur bone. The PlayLab offers endless opportunities for young visitors to express themselves, and with activities and challenges that grow along with your child’s interests, the PlayLab offers a new adventure every time you visit. The Crown Family PlayLab is free with basic admission and is open Thursdays through Mondays from 10am to 4pm, last admission is at 3pm. ABBOTT HALL OF CONSERVATION RESTORING EARTH Discover how Field Museum scientists are providing the tools to conserve wilderness and protect the Earth’s biodiversity, all while improving local livelihoods and fostering human connections with nature. Join in the adventure when you journey to the depths of lush Peruvian forests and come across rare and remarkable living treasures. Travel with scientists by boat and helicopter to remote locations as they protect huge tracts of wilderness. See how Field Museum scientists and volunteers are teaming up to restore the Chicago region’s native habitats, and learn what you can do to get involved. EVOLVING PLANET What did the world look like through the eyes of a 500-million-year-old trilobite? What could you see and hear in the swampy forest that was Chicago 300 million years ago? How would it feel to touch the face of our early human cousins? Evolving Planet takes visitors on an awe-inspiring journey through 4 billion years of life on Earth, from single-celled organisms to towering dinosaurs and our extended human family. Unique fossils, animated videos, hands-on interactive displays, and recreated sea- and landscapes help tell the compelling story of evolution — the single process that connects everything that’s ever lived on Earth. There is always something new to see, learn, and explore! REWARD YOUR EMPLOYEES “S&C Electric Company employees and their families have enjoyed the benefits of the Corporate Relationship Program with The Field Museum for many years. The Field’s permanent exhibits and special events are always educational and entertaining. The Field is a great Chicago landmark and one our employees will visit for years to come.” - S&C Electric Company FREE GENERAL ADMISSION Each of your employees receive free general admission for themselves and one guest. This opportunity is unlimited and includes employees both local to Chicago and nationwide! Employees also receive discount ticket-rates to temporary special exhibitions. CORPORATE FAMILY DAY Invite your employees and their families to explore the Museum on a Saturday or Sunday. Employees receive free general admission and discounted exhibition tickets for every employee plus five family members. Company recognition is available on-site the day of your visit. CORPORATE VOLUNTEER DAYS Opportunities are available to assist Museum staff members with prairie and woodland conservation and restoration efforts along the Calumet River. Volunteer days are customizable based on group size and available in the fall, winter, or early spring. Additional volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups are available upon request. DOZIN’ WITH THE DINOS Employees receive a 10% discount to our most popular educational program, Dozin’ with the Dinos, where they can explore the halls of the Museum with their families from dusk until dawn, sleeping among our most popular prehistoric friends. SPECIAL EVENTS Plan your next corporate event at The Field Museum and experience a venue unlike any other. Located less than a mile from downtown Chicago, the Museum overlooks Lake Michigan and Chicagoâ€™s skyline, and can accommodate small events in our intimate galleries or large events for more than 7,500 guests in Stanley Field Hall. Our Special Events team has extensive experience working with corporate clients to host successful events including dinners and receptions, luncheons, investor meetings, and exhibition previews. STANLEY FIELD HALL Stanley Field Hall’s original Daniel Burnham design features white marble interiors, sky-lit vaulted ceilings, and Neoclassical columns. It can accommodate up to 1,500 guests for a seated dinner and 7,500 for a reception. EAST ATRIUM & PAVILION The atrium boasts a stunning sky-lit entrance that adjoins to a pavilion lined with beautiful photographs of our collections. The two areas combined can accommodate 350 guests for a seated dinner and up to 500 guests for cocktails. FOUNDERS’ ROOM The Founders’ Room features a floor to ceiling decorative fireplace, large crystal chandelier, and both South and East facing views. The space contains its own reception area, private bathroom, kitchen, and artifacts that have never been on public display. Its privacy makes it an ideal spot for both daytime and evening events. This special space can accommodate 100 guests for a seated meal or 125 guests for a reception. JAMES SIMPSON THEATER Recently renovated and capable of seating 700 people, the theater features intricately carved decorative molding and a beautifully detailed recessed ceiling. Its expansive foyer is available for pre-event functions, such as continental breakfasts and receptions. Stanley Field H LIBRARY The Field Museum’s library dates back to 1894, when volumes were transferred to the Museum from the various libraries of the World’s Columbian Exposition. Located in a private area on the third floor, the library is a great spot to host a dinner or reception paired with a customized behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum. This unique space accommodates 20 for dinner or 40 for reception. RICE HALL This space features a stunning collection of dioramas in the Hall of Asian Mammals. Rice Hall can accommodate 140 guests for a seated dinner or 300 guests for cocktails. TERRACES With breathtaking views of Chicago’s skyline and Lake Michigan, the Museum’s terraces accommodate up to 250 for a seated dinner or up to 1,000 for cocktail receptions. MONTGOMERY WARD LECTURE HALL Featuring a permanent stage and state of the art technology, The Montgomery Ward Lecture Hall is the perfect location for meetings, seminars, and lectures. The West Lobby outside of the theater can be used for registration, continental breakfasts, and breaks. Pair with our classrooms for break-out space. LECTURE HALL II Another convenient break-out room or meeting space, Lecture Hall II has the ability for multiple set-ups including classroom, theater, or banquet. It contains a small 13.5’ x 5.5’ stage which is great for presentations and interactive workshops. Hall Lecture Hall II East Atrium The Field Museum also offers the following corporate partnership opportunities: EXHIBITION SPONSORSHIP The Museum presents world-class exhibitions promoted onsite and in the community through award-winning advertising and media campaigns that attract large and diverse auciences. Exhibition sponsorship offers companies benefits such as logo credit on exhibition and program materials, recognition on a highly-visible advertising campaign, and opportunities to host exclusive sponsor events and tours for clients and VIP guests. ADDITIONAL CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM SUPPORT Central to the Museum’s success are our educational programs, innovative conservation work, unparalleled scientific research, and extraordinary collection of nearly 25 million objects and artifacts. Opportunities are available to support programs such as: Dozin’ with the Dinos educational overnights; Environment, Culture, and Conservation (ECCo); and collection digitization. SPECIAL EVENTS The Museum seeks sponsorship for fundraising events such as the annual Women’s Board Gala. These events raise awareness and vital funds for Museum programs, and are attended by hundreds of prominent corporate, civic, and social leaders. CONTACT: Julia Kittle Corporate Relations Program Officer (312) 665-7668 firstname.lastname@example.org The Field Museum 1400 South Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60605-7778 www.fieldmuseum.org PHOTO CREDITS: Photo © The Field Museum (pages 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15 & 16); Photo © Jai Girard Photography and Kehoe Designs (page 10); Photo © Blue Plate and Kehoe Designs (page 11); Photo © Botanicals (page 12); Photo © Blue Plate and Kehoe Designs (page 13); Photo © Kehoe Designs (page 13);