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The Field Revealed

Explore the treasures of The Field Museum.

The Field Museum of Natural History has more than 24 million objects in its collections, but only 2% of them are on display.  In addition to producing world-renowned exhibitions, the Field has also been a research-based institution for over a century.  We turn the spotlight onto our scientists and the Field Museum's collections-based research in this online series of short videos, The Field Revealed.

June 06th, 2014
What do population genetics in mice have in common with galaxies across the universe?
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.
September 27th, 2012
"The city is just a pseudo-cliff," says Mary Hennen, explaining a Peregrine falcon's perspective on Chicago's landscape. Illinois's wild Peregrine falcons might not be here in the first place if it weren't for the Chicago Peregrine Program.
September 21st, 2012
Building on his doctoral research at the University of Kansas, Peter Lowther takes us to the site of over twenty years of research on House Sparrows. Peter shows us that science can be found in all of our backyards; and specifically, in his yard in suburban Chicago.
August 30th, 2012
Bill Parkinson studies 6500-year-old societies in eastern Europe. How did those societies form? How have they changed into the world we see today? And how can anthropologists find out after all this time, and with all the dirt, mud, and rocks in the way?
August 03rd, 2012
Janet Voight does much of her research over a mile below the surface of the ocean, where amazing creatures can be found near hydrothermal vents.
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.
July 20th, 2012
Bernard "Risky" Agwanda works with Julian Kerbis Peterhans and Terry Demos to untangle the stories of mammalian evolution in eastern Africa.
July 13th, 2012
Steve Leavitt studies one of the world's most common but overlooked symbiotic systems, lichens. Using DNA analysis he explores the hidden world of lichen evolution.
July 06th, 2012
What's there to love about lice? Dr. Jason Weckstein has become fascinated by the diversity of these little parasites, and what that diversity means for understanding coevolution.
June 06th, 2012
Biodiversity exploration on Mozambique's sky island. Join Field Museum scientists in their fascinating quest to find new species at Mount Gorongosa.

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