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Exhibitions

From Evolving Planet to the Ancient Americas, there are so many exciting reasons to visit the Field Museum. Learn more below.

Mar 12, 2014 to Jan 4, 2015
Temporary Exhibition

Have you ever wondered how some creatures can fly for miles without resting, leap the length of a football field, or crush over 8,000 pounds in one bite?

Oct 25, 2013 to Sep 7, 2014
Temporary Exhibition

The World’s Columbian Exposition was a glittering showcase of architecture, culture, technology, and peoples from around the world.

May 23, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014
Temporary Exhibition

Experience the incredible hidden adventures that happen beneath your feet.

Dec 9, 2013 to Feb 1, 2015
Temporary Exhibition

Journey across the globe with a Field Museum paleontologist and his teammates in search of what life was like before dinosaurs roamed the Earth.

Sep 27, 2013 to Jun 7, 2015
Temporary Exhibition

Artist Bunky Echo-Hawk‘s live painting events, skateboard decks, and design partnership with Nike debunk stereotypes about Native Americans today.

Nov 9, 2012 to Dec 31, 2014
Temporary Exhibition

Encounter some of the Earth’s most awe-inspiring mammals, from saber-toothed cats and dire wolves to giant sloths and the iconic mammoths that lived 10,000-years before modern civilization. 

Apr 5, 2013 to Aug 3, 2014
Temporary Exhibition

Have you ever wondered what you would do if you had insider access to The Field Museum? A few Chicago teens don’t wonder anymore; they’ve lived it…and made movies about it.

Nov 4, 2011 to Jan 1, 2030
Permanent Exhibition

Discover how The Field Museum is leading the way in conservation by putting science into action in Abbott Hall of Conservation Restoring Earth.

 

May 1, 2000 to Jan 1, 2030
Permanent Exhibition

See the largest, most complete T. rex ever discovered!

Jan 1, 2000 to Jan 1, 2030
Permanent Exhibition

The Field Museum houses one of the nation’s largest mummy collections. Discover what we can learn about ancient life by examining beliefs about death in Inside Ancient Egypt.

Jan 1, 2000 to Jan 1, 2030
Permanent Exhibition

Journey through 4 billion years of life on earth!

Jan 21, 2011 to Jan 1, 2038
Permanent Exhibition

Shrink to the size of a bug and discover the world beneath your feet!

Sep 14, 2007 to Jan 1, 2038
Permanent Exhibition

The place for your littlest explorers!

Jan 14, 2011 to Jan 1, 2038
Permanent Exhibition

Step into the windswept world of Ice Age mammoth hunters. Walk through a replica of an 800-year-old pueblo dwelling and imagine your entire family cooking, eating, and sleeping in one small room. Explore the Aztec empire and its island capital, Tenochtitlan, a city of more than 200,000 people and an extraordinary feat of engineering for any era.

Jan 1, 2013 to Dec 31, 2014
Temporary Exhibition

In an exciting 3D film experience, discover the T. rex named SUE like you never have before.  Dare to come face-to-face with this roaring, earthshaking, and breathtaking predator in “Waking the T. rex 3D: The Story of SUE,” premiering at The Field Museum.

Jan 1, 2011 to Jan 1, 2038
Permanent Exhibition

Witness the amazing story behind Africa's notorious man-eating lions of Tsavo.

Jan 21, 2011 to Jan 1, 2038
Permanent Exhibition

Discover the stone that is more than a stone in The Field Museum’s Elizabeth Hubert Malott Hall of Jades.

Mar 13, 1993 to Jan 1, 2030
Permanent Exhibition

The abalone shells that shine from these carved walls are said to be the eyes of ancestors watching over those who gather at this Maori Meeting House.

Nov 10, 1990 to Jan 1, 2030
Permanent Exhibition

Explore Pacific Spirits to see ceremonial masks and sacred treasures collected a century ago in Melanesia—before global politics and 20th-century technology brought dramatic change to the Pacific Islands.

Oct 23, 2009 to Jan 1, 2038
Permanent Exhibition

Marvel in the beauty and splendor of gemstones in The Field Museum’s newly renovated Grainger Hall of Gems.

Nov 11, 1989 to Jan 1, 2030
Permanent Exhibition

Visit Traveling the Pacific to discover how this vessel stays steady on the swells of the Pacific Ocean. Built by a modern fisherman, this outrigger canoe’s basic design is thousands of years old.

Nov 11, 1993 to Jan 1, 2030
Permanent Exhibition

This carved statue, called a nkondi and made by the Bakongo people, is one of many artifacts in the Africa exhibition that are also recognized as significant works of art.

May 2, 2008 to Jan 1, 2030
Permanent Exhibition

DNA is the thread that connects all life, but what do you really know about it? In this permanent exhibition, discover what DNA is, how it works, and what it can tell us about all life on Earth—including ourselves.  Come visit us and talk to a scientist every week day from 11am to noon.

Nov 13, 2000 to Jan 1, 2030
Permanent Exhibition

Discover how scientists prepare ancient specimens for study and watch over the shoulder of experts at work as they excavate hidden treasures in the McDonald’s Fossil Prep Lab.

May 15, 2009 to Jan 1, 2038
Permanent Exhibition

Visit Chicago’s only completely digital 3D theater!