The Field Museum

The Field Museum fuels a journey of discovery across time to enable solutions for a brighter future rich in nature and culture.

Science & Education

The Field Museum’s scientific and education efforts are organized around four centers with distinct and complementary priorities.

Gantz Family Collections Center

The Field Museum has been building its collections since 1893. With close to 30 million objects and specimens from across the globe, we have assembled a unique resource that provides answers to fundamental questions about the Earth, its creatures, and its cultures.

Integrative Research Center

Field Museum scientists study the evolution of our Earth and the diversity of its life and cultures by exploring distant corners of the world and by probing our vast collections of biological specimens and cultural artifacts.

Keller Science Action Center

The Field Museum has a century-strong commitment to explore and document the diversity of life on Earth and the connections between human cultures and their environment. The Action Center is a team of specialized scientist-explorers who build on this foundation to translate science into action and measurable outcomes on the ground.

Learning Center

The Field Museum uses real objects and current science to engage multiple audiences in active, experience-based learning. From hands-on activities in our halls to live video broadcasts in classrooms, from a lending library of objects to web-based tools, our targeted programs make science learning exciting and accessible for parents, classroom educators, teens, and children.


I’m Emily, the Chief Curiosity Correspondent of The Field Museum in Chicago, former volunteer of the University of Montana Zoological Museum, and I’d like to share some of the amazing things we have in the collection with the Internet!


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