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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?
December 09th, 2011
Visit the Mammal collections and see why a bushy-tailed cloud rat specimen, collected in the Philippines in the 1940's, is still useful to researchers. Enjoy!
December 02nd, 2011
Check out how Anthropologists use a X-Ray fluorescence spectrometer to study old objects from the Museum collections.
November 25th, 2011
Check out what happens when you put together a team of Anthropologists from The Field Museum, Egyptian mummies and a portable CT scanner. You'll be impressed!
November 18th, 2011
Tag along with Security Officer Michael Carter and walk around the Egypt exhibit during one of the night shifts. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime experience!
November 11th, 2011
The Kipunji is an enigmatic primate from Tanzania that was discovered a few years ago. Join Collections Manager Bill Stanley and check out why this new species is so intriguing!
November 04th, 2011
Visit the Field Musuem's Paleontology lab and check out the fossils Akiko is working on.
October 28th, 2011
Join officer Kiki Witherspoon in a short tour of the Grainger Hall of Gems and get a glimpse of her favorite stones. Have you picked yours?
October 21st, 2011
Sticky is a 'seated man' from the Pacific island of Malekula. It's been at The Field Museum for almost 100 years and JP Brown is working to preserve it for at least 100 more. Check it out!
October 14th, 2011
Conservation Biologist Steve Goodman has been working in Madagascar for more than 22 years, enjoy one of his stories from the field.
October 07th, 2011
The Tully Monster is the official fossil of Illinois, and since its discovery it has been a mystery what type of animal it is.