February 07th, 2013
This specimen, UC 9705, was collected by F. W. Stokes in February, 1902. It is the lobster Hoploparia stokesi and it has the distinction of being the first fossil collected from Antarctica and scientifically described.
December 07th, 2012
Species names are important--and much like the species they refer to, names often change over time, too. Since the origins of natural history, taxonomists have been struggling to keep track of them all.
October 26th, 2012
Collections Assistant Jim Louderman wears many hats (and tarantulas). When not sweeping for insects out on Northerly Island, you might find him participating in science outreach programs.
October 19th, 2012
Learn about the Field Museum's 100-year-old N.W. Harris Learning Collection which just re-opened on October 16, 2012.
July 27th, 2012
Jim Boone takes us on a tour through the Herman Strecker Moth and Butterfly Collection. The history of the collection and some its most interesting specimens are explored.
January 26th, 2012
Summer 2013: Teens like YOU make things happen at The Field Museum! APPLICATIONS DUE MONDAY, MAY 20TH!
October 28th, 2011
Join officer Kiki Witherspoon in a short tour of the Grainger Hall of Gems and get a glimpse of her favorite stones. Have you picked yours?
October 21st, 2011
Sticky is a 'seated man' from the Pacific island of Malekula. It's been at The Field Museum for almost 100 years and JP Brown is working to preserve it for at least 100 more. Check it out!
October 14th, 2011
Conservation Biologist Steve Goodman has been working in Madagascar for more than 22 years, enjoy one of his stories from the field.
October 07th, 2011
The Tully Monster is the official fossil of Illinois, and since its discovery it has been a mystery what type of animal it is.