DOWNTOWN — The Field Museum is celebrating Latinx Heritage Month with events and free days.
Latinx History Month — also known as Hispanic Heritage Month — runs Sept. 15-Oct. 15, honoring people who have come from Spain, Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean. The Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, will participate by displaying related collections, hosting live performances and highlighting the work scientists are doing in Latinx communities, according to a museum news release.
In addition, admission to the museum is free for Illinois residents Wednesday, Sept. 20, Sept. 21, Sept. 27, Sept. 28, Oct. 4, Oct. 5, Oct. 11 and Oct. 12.
During the month, there will be weekly presentations in the Grainger Science Hub, and there will be bilingual story time in the Crown Family Playlab each Wednesday, according to the Fields.
Performances will feature Chicago Latinx cultural groups and organizations, including Ballet Folklorico de Chicago and Comunidad Kichwa Runa.
Find more information about the Field Museum’s Latinx Heritage Month programs here.
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