From Evolving Planet to the Ancient Americas, there are so many exciting reasons to visit the Field Museum. Learn more below.
A breathtaking encounter awaits you.
Discovered by chance in 1940 by four teenagers, the Lascaux caves in southern France have inspired and awed anthropologists, pre-historians, scientists, and artists ever since.
From glowworms to deep-sea fishes, immerse yourself in the mysterious and magical world of bioluminescence and discover the thousands of other living organisms that blink, glow, flash, and flicker in Creatures of Light, only at The Field Museum.
Encounter some of the Earth’s most awe-inspiring mammals, from saber-toothed cats and dire wolves to giant sloths and the iconic mammoths that lived 10,000-years before modern civilization.
Journey to the prairies of North Dakota with nationally acclaimed photographer Terry Evans and award-winning journalist and filmmaker Elizabeth Farnsworth and explore the impact of the current oil boom on the Williston Basin region.
Have you ever wondered what you would do if you had insider access to The Field Museum? A few Chicago teens don’t wonder anymore; they’ve lived it…and made movies about it.
Two ancient Egyptian mummies from Field Museum collections will come face-to-face with the public like never before in Images of the Afterlife.
Wolves have more in common with humans than we ever could have imagined. Captured on film, the intimate lives of the so-called Sawtooth Pack of Yellowstone National Park show a side of wolves never seen before.
Lovers of art, style, and history alike will revel in the exhibition Fashion and The Field Museum Collection: Maria Pinto.
Discover how The Field Museum is leading the way in conservation by putting science into action in Abbott Hall of Conservation Restoring Earth, opening November 4, 2011.
See the largest, most complete T. rex ever discovered!
The Field Museum houses one of the nation’s largest mummy collections. Discover what we can learn about ancient life by examining beliefs about death in Inside Ancient Egypt.
Journey through 4 billion years of life on earth!
Shrink to the size of a bug and discover the world beneath your feet!
The place for your littlest explorers!
Step into the windswept world of Ice Age mammoth hunters. Walk through a replica of an 800-year-old pueblo dwelling and imagine your entire family cooking, eating, and sleeping in one small room. 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.
Witness the amazing story behind Africa's notorious man-eating lions of Tsavo.
Discover the stone that is more than a stone in The Field Museum’s Elizabeth Hubert Malott Hall of Jades.
The abalone shells that shine from these carved walls are said to be the eyes of ancestors watching over those who gather at this Maori Meeting House.
Explore Pacific Spirits to see ceremonial masks and sacred treasures collected a century ago in Melanesia—before global politics and 20th-century technology brought dramatic change to the Pacific Islands.
Marvel in the beauty and splendor of gemstones in The Field Museum’s newly renovated Grainger Hall of Gems.
Visit Traveling the Pacific to discover how this vessel stays steady on the swells of the Pacific Ocean. Built by a modern fisherman, this outrigger canoe’s basic design is thousands of years old.
This carved statue, called a nkondi and made by the Bakongo people, is one of many artifacts in the Africa exhibition that are also recognized as significant works of art.
DNA is the thread that connects all life, but what do you really know about it? In this permanent exhibition, discover what DNA is, how it works, and what it can tell us about all life on Earth—including ourselves. Come visit us and talk to a scientist every week day from 11 am to noon.
Discover how scientists prepare ancient specimens for study and watch over the shoulder of experts at work as they excavate hidden treasures in the McDonald’s Fossil Prep Lab.