Go Behind the Scenes at the Field Museum

During a visit to The Field Museum, you may come across a display that mentions our scientific research. You may read somewhere that we house a collection of over 24 million specimens. You may even wonder how our exhibitions are designed and put together. The Chicago Sun-Times recently lifted the veil to our behind-the-scenes areas, allowing you to explore our collections storage, our exhibition design loft, and even our heating and cooling systems!

Take a look at this amazing cutaway here of The Field Museum to learn more about what happens beyond our public area.

If you’d like to explore these areas in person, you can become a Field Museum Member and attend our annual Members’ Nights held every year in the spring. (Click the link on the left for more information.)