September 10th, 2013
Today, new species of mammals are often discovered in the more remote areas of our planet, and most of them are small animals, such as shrews, bats or rodents. To discover a new carnivore is an exceptional feat, and especially in the Americas. In fact, scientists haven’t discovered a carnivore in the Americas in 35 years! Recently, however, the “olinguito” was revealed as a new species in the raccoon family, although it was first noticed years ago in the collections at The Field Museum.
August 08th, 2013
On October 25 the Museum will unveil its latest exhibition, Opening the Vaults: Wonders of the 1893 World’s Fair. Not only the birthplace of the Juicy Fruit chewing gum and the Ferris Wheel, the World’s Fair also marked the triumphant debut of our very own Field Museum.
August 08th, 2013
Emily Graslie, famous for The Brain Scoop channel on YouTube, has been hired as The Field Museum’s first “Chief Curiosity Correspondent.”
June 21st, 2013
On June 24, in celebration of the Year of Italian Culture, the north façade of The Field Museum will transform into a panorama of light created by Italian artist Marco Nereo Rotelli.
May 28th, 2013
Emily Graslie, host of The Brain Scoop, recently spent some time exploring behind the scenes at the Museum.
May 17th, 2013
The Field Museum has long monitored peregrine falcons in Illinois and as spring sets in our favorite time of year is upon us. Baby falcons are hatching around and some newborns, right here in Chicago, can be watched via livestream here:
May 16th, 2013
When you visit The Field Museum, less than one percent of our 24.7 million specimens and artifacts are on display. So where does the Museum house the rest of its amazing treasures?
April 30th, 2013
In December 2013, the Field Museum is releasing The Art & Science of Birds, an app that explores artistic and scientific perspectives on birds.
April 22nd, 2013
The Field Museum recently announced the launch of Science Newsflash, an initiative to present scientific research to the public as quickly as possible. With help from Museum scientists, selected discoveries will now immediately be put on display in Stanley Field Hall.
April 10th, 2013
On April 9, The Field Museum received several pieces of the Chelyabinsk Meteorite totaling about two pounds thanks to a generous donation from meteorite collector Terry Boudreaux.