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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?
May 22nd, 2012
Listen to Dr. Feinman's conversation about Maya obsidian research and get a better understanding on how Field Museum anthropologists are doing ground breaking research with the Museum's collections.
May 17th, 2012
Join Field Museum scientists and African scientists in this one of a kind experience to Mozambique and take a look at how they do field research. Enjoy the trailer!
May 07th, 2012
Bruce Patterson and Paul Webala study Kenya's bats. Their research includes recording bat calls and using them to identify different species. Take a look at how they do it!
April 13th, 2012
Overlooking Stanley Field Hall, 4 beautiful maiden sculptures represent the mission of the Field Museum. Have you seen them? If not, check them out before your next visit!
April 06th, 2012
Have you wondered what drives a scientist to become a world expert in certain organisms? Join Dr. Rüdiger Bieler as he shares his life as a Malacologist.
March 08th, 2012
Each summer, The Field Museum hosts more than 150 internships representing almost every Museum department. In addition, there are numerous internships that take place during the academic year.
January 06th, 2012
Scientist from The Field Museum do their research in countries around the world. Travel to Fiji through this interesting botanical expedition to understand early land plants.
December 30th, 2011
In 2011 The Field Revealed was full of great stories about our collections, science and staff. We hope you enjoyed watching them. Laugh with us with the "Out Takes" and start the year with a smile!
December 22nd, 2011
Have you ever wondered how plants are prepared and mounted before the get are archived in the Museum's collection? Here is the answer.
December 15th, 2011
What do you get if you combine a gaggle of scientists, a mashup of developers, a pinch of project managers and a great big dose of fabulous objects and specimens? Specimania of course!