Exhibition At A Glance

Exhibition Title: Opening the Vaults: Wonders of the 1893 World’s Fair

Exhibition Dates: Oct. 25, 2013 through Sept. 7, 2014

Media Preview: Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 10am

Overview: The Columbian Exposition of 1893 was a world’s fair that ushered in an era of optimism and economic growth. The fair, also known as the “White City,” was a historic event for the nation, a  turning point for the City of Chicago, and the genesis of one of today’s most esteemed scientific institutions-The Field Museum. The exhibition features over a hundred amazing artifacts and specimens from the world’s fair that have rarely (or never) been on display in the past 120 years.

Location: The Field Museum: 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605

Phone: (312) 922-9410 (General Museum Information)/ (312) 665-7100 (Public Relations – not for publication)

Organizer: The Field Museum

Lead Sponsors: Allstate Insurance Company, Exelon, UL

Admission: Tickets to Opening the Vaults: Wonders of the 1893 World’s Fair are included in both Discovery and All-Access passes to the Museum and are priced $23-30 for adults, $19-25 for seniors and students with ID, and $16-21 for children 4-11. Discounts are available for Chicago residents. Visit fieldmuseum.org or call (312) 922-9410. Special rates are available for tour operators and groups of 10 or more. Call our Group Sales office toll-free: (888) FIELD-85 or (888) 343-5385.